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Should You Attempt A DIY Loft Conversion

A loft conversion is a great project to undertake. You can turn your loft into whatever you want or need – a new bedroom, a library, an entertainment room, a nursery, etc. It may sound a fun project when you start thinking about it, but can you actually pull off a DIY loft conversion properly? There are many things to consider when planning to convert your attic. Knowing what these things are would help tremendously in your decision of whether to do it yourself or hire a professional firm to do it for you.

Planning The Layout

One of the first things that you should do for your DIY attic conversion job is to plan out what you want your attic to turn into. If you want it to become a new bedroom, then you should decide on a layout. You should also think about adding a bathroom or any other additional features. If you want to turn your attic into an entertainment room or anything else, then plan out the arrangement so you know exactly what is feasible in your attic space.

Setting A Budget

Once you have a concrete plan, you now have to think about your budget. Your plan should always fit your budget, not the other way around, or else you’ll end up with a very high cost for converting your loft. Set a budget and stick with it so you don’t overspend.

Shopping For Materials

With a plan and a budget in place, the next step is to shop around for materials. To make sure that you get the best deal out of your purchases, you’ll need to shop around and compare prices. This may take a bit of time and effort on your part, but it will be worth it because buying the first thing you see means you’re missing out on better deals.

Hiring Contractors

Hiring builders, plumbers and electricians is still a good idea when attempting a DIY loft conversion. These are things that need to be done by experts because if you do it wrong, the effects would cause you more money and even more inconvenience.

Shopping For Furniture

Shopping for furniture is the same as shopping for materials. You have to shop around and find the pieces of furniture that work with both the plan and budget that you have set for your DIY attic. You also have to keep in mind that the space you’re working with is limited. You need to take measurements before purchasing furniture.

Converting Your Loft

converting loft yourselfOnce everything is prepared, you’re now going to deal with the actual work of converting your attic. You can do a lot of the work yourself, but you may want to hire contractors to help you out with more complicated tasks. A DIY attic job should be done properly for your attic to turn out the way you want.

Making The Decision

With these considerations in mind, you can now make the decision of whether you want to do a DIY loft conversion or if you want to hire a professional company. Doing it yourself means you have more control and you will probably have a lot of fun with it, but you will also need to invest a lot of time, effort and energy. When you hire a loft conversion firm to do it for you, they will take care of everything from the beginning to end of the project. You really don’t have to worry about anything once you’ve hired a company. You will have a great new loft with minimal stress and frustration.

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Posted on Sat January 31st 2015 by Dream Loft Maker