Do you believe you're starting to run out of space?
If you are in a situation where the family home seems to be getting smaller, you don't always need to move to a large sized property since a professionally installed loft conversion is certain to help with increasing usable space inside the home. Loft conversions are often seen as a cost-effective and quick solution for providing an extra room in the home, while at the same time helping to increase the market value of the property.
When looking at the available options for renovating a property, a loft conversion is likely to be rated as one of the most beneficial options for helping to increase the property value. A high quality conversion designed to include a master bedroom and en-suite bathroom has the potential to increase the market value by up to 20% in the Ealing area. A further quality aspect of staying put and investing in the loft conversion is that you are able to avoid the many spiralling costs that are related to moving to a bigger home.
Below are some of the key issues to consider if looking at the viable option of a professional loft conversion:
Make certain sufficient headroom is available. Ideally, if you aren't looking to renovate the loft area, you want to be looking at a height in the region of 7 to 8 ft, although the greater space the better the conversion.
Rely on the services of the designer or architect. If you are looking for a more complex design for the loft conversion, you will certainly benefit if you are able to consult with a skilled architect who is fully knowledgeable in drawing up plans for this type of build.
Install a suitable staircase. When it comes to converting a loft, you always want to make certain sufficient space is available for installing an easy to use staircase. It is likely to be a requirement to sacrifice a certain percentage of room space on the floor below in order to accept the right type of staircase.
Keep safety in mind. In the process of assessing the suitability of a loft full conversion, it will be necessary to consider all safety aspects in relation to fire safety and escape windows.
Install the planning. A further key point to consider will relate to the degree of difficulty in relation to installing the plumbing for the en-suite bathroom and central heating. You might want to consider whether the existing central heating system is up to the job of proving heat to a further room.