Loft, attic and roof conversions can be one of the best ways to maximise the existing space in your home, without having to consider moving or adding a costly extension. In fact, one of the major advantages of a loft conversion is that you can add up to 30% more usable space without changing the external appearance of your home.
In the majority of homes the area under the roof is simply wasted space. It is therefore the obvious choice when you’re thinking about adding an extra bedroom, bathroom or extra storage. People often overlook the fact that the ability to add more storage options to a home can alter the use of the rest of the house dramatically – more storage means you can finally clear the clutter from other areas of the house (think of the spare bedroom or the garage or even the garden shed).
Once you’ve planned the type of space you’ll need (in accordance with any local building regulations) there are a range of improvements you can make to your loft or attic, such as extra light through windows or skylights, adding proper flooring depending on your requirements and adding insulation. Don’t forget that you’ll also need a means for accessing your new room once it’s completed.
When considering a loft conversion there are a number of factors that determine whether it’s successful or not. It is important, of course, to ensure that the conversion is of high-quality, and uses the available space in the best possible way. If you’re planning to sell your home in the near future, on the one hand, it is important to resist the urge to spend too much money on the project, thereby overcapitalising on your investment. On the other hand, no one wants to end up with a shoddily-finished loft or attic conversion. A good builder will be able to help you to get the best possible conversion for your budget.
At Hyde Building we will work with you to create an intelligent and sympathetic loft conversion design, and ensure that it is built to your exacting standards to give you all the extra space you’ll ever need.