With house prices expected to fall after an initial flurry following the lifting of the lockdown, many people are considering staying put rather than moving and also the uncertainty over employment is fuelling this trend. A loft conversion can be a great way to add extra accommodation to your home which may be perfect in every aspect other than its size. Consult Doran Bros who have years of experience in loft conversions in south west London.
What can you use a loft conversion for?
The possibilities are truly endless with a loft conversion but here are some of the most popular ideas:-
- create a stylish open-plan extra bedroom for guests with an en-suite
- A loft conversion can make a fantastic playroom for the children where you never have to clear up the toys and can alter it along with them as they grow, ending up as a private teenage crash pad where they can take their friends.
- How about a contemporary roofline conversion for a dedicated home office, student study space or a studio?
- Create self-contained accommodation with a kitchen and living area matched up with an en-suite bedroom on the floor below
Is it possible to convert every loft?
The rule of thumb is standing headroom in the centre of the loft of around 2.2 metres for there to be sufficient height for a loft conversion. However, there are lots of techniques available like dormer conversions which can create roof height if your current loft space is too low. Some of the schemes are not cheap but much of the expense is reflected in the interior styling so if you avoid kitchens and bathrooms then this will considerably lower your costs. Remember, a loft conversion will uplift the value of your property by 20% and 25%.
For loft conversions in South West London and South London explore all the different accommodation possibilities with Doran Bros. Check out our website for some of our completed projects at www.doranbrosconstruction.co.uk