Why are loft conversions so popular?
Outgrowing your family home can happen quickly and unexpectedly. The obvious answer to this problem is moving to a bigger home, but you may find it difficult to find a bigger property in your neighbourhood for an affordable price. You could move to a different area with cheaper housing, but do you really want to leave behind the life you’ve built for yourself and your family? That’s why loft conversions have become so popular as a way of creating more living space within your existing home without the difficulties of having to move.
For many homeowners across the UK, investing in a loft conversion can seem like a big deal, with many aspects to consider before committing to a final decision. You will need to think about the price, the type of conversion, what it will be used for, among other things.
What do homeowners usually go for and why?
KPD has been converting lofts for clients across London and Essex for over 10 years and it has become very clear to us that the most favoured type of conversion is any which allows for extra bedrooms along with an en-suite bathroom. Not only is this the most common request from clients, but it is also the one which they are most happy with after the conversion is done – with zero second thoughts or regrets!
It’s the perfect solution if you’re welcoming a new member into the family, looking for a guest bedroom for when your in-laws come over to stay or even if you’re looking to make some extra money by renting out space to lodgers.
Each room can be fully personalised to your particular preferences and taste, from lighting and interior decoration right down to the types of windows you choose to have installed – you could even have a Velux window that turns into a balcony! You can also choose exactly how your bathroom will look and function, turning it into a shower room, wetroom or full bathroom, or leave it out completely to allow even more space for your bedrooms. The possibilities are virtually endless!
If you are unsure about what it is possible to achieve with your loft space then the best thing to do is to reach out to a loft building company and have a surveyor come over and make an assessment. Some companies charge money for this service while others offer it free of charge with a no-obligation quote. KPD is one of these companies and we can have a professional come over to see your property and come up with a solution that fits within your budget and ticks all the boxes.
But turning your loft space into bedrooms is far from the only thing you can do. Perhaps you do not have any children and instead are a working professional focused on building your career. Well, in that case, you have a great opportunity to turn your loft space into that perfect office you’ve always dreamed of.
The recent pandemic shook the working world to its core and completely changed the way we work, with those who are able to work from home being required to do so. Many experts believe these changes are here to stay and permanent working from home opportunities are becoming more and more common. So why not create the perfect working environment for yourself? It’ll help you increase productivity, convenience and overall enjoyment. After all, why wouldn’t you want to invest in a space that you will be spending 8 hours of your day in?
A loft gym is probably not the first thing you think of when you hear ‘home gym’, but if you have a spacious loft with ample headroom then it’s a very real possibility! More and more people are choosing to go this route as having a gym in your loft will provide you with superior lighting options, making sure your home gym is always bright, helping you stay energised throughout your workout. Ventilation is also far better in a loft gym, meaning you won’t have to worry about a sweaty, smelly gym you don’t want to step into.
What’s more, is that you won’t need to waste money on an expensive gym membership and can enjoy working out in the privacy of your own home without having strangers constantly gawking and staring at you.
Another great option for those not necessarily looking for an extra bedroom is building a space for you to enjoy your leisure activities and hobbies. You can convert your loft into a music studio, home theatre, cigar room, painting studio, gaming room or any other space allowing you to enjoy doing the things you love. Investing in yourself is just as important as investing in your home and with this, you can do both at once!
If your priorities change and you decide that you do indeed need an extra bedroom in your home, your leisure room can be quickly converted into one by buying the necessary furniture. Easy peasy!
What will you do with your loft space?
We hope that this article has helped you paint a better picture of what exactly you would like to do with your loft space. Perhaps you would even turn it into something we have not mentioned – in which case, we would love to hear about it!
If you would like to get in touch with a professional to discuss your loft conversion plans then please feel free to get in touch with KPD and we can work together to design and build the loft conversion you have been dreaming of.