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7 Great Ideas and Reasons to Convert Your Loft


When it comes to making the most of your property, there is an almost limitless array of things you can do to enhance your home. Not every option is open to everyone, but you will find that some options are more relevant and beneficial than others. There is a lot to be said for creating more space at your property and you will find that one of the most effective ways to create more space at home is convert your loft. If you are thinking about making a change to your loft area, it is important to call on a reliable firm, such as Dream Loft Maker, we operate in Newcastle and around the North East of England.

If you like the idea of converting or extending this part of your house, but are not sure what the key benefits of making this decision are, you will find the following 7 great reasons and ideas to convert the loft in your property to be of benefit.


Increase the Value of Your Property

It is not always easy to get agreement from industry experts, especially in the property market, but you will find that all of the experts and housing gurus advocate loft conversions. This is a tactic that can provide you with a sizeable return on your investment and it is an area where spending money on quality is likely to bring about a number of benefits.

Many people have found that spending around £20,000 on a loft conversion has seen them obtain an additional £40,000 on the value of their home, more than paying for the conversion with a lot of money left over. This is why it is important to make sure that you choose a reputable firm to carry out the work, but if you do, you can be confident that a loft conversion will increase the level of demand in your property, and it will increase the amount of money you are likely to obtain when selling your home.

This is something that anyone who is looking to sell their property, or who considers their property value, should be looking to benefit from and this is a simple way to make sure your property is the one that stands out from the crowd.


Be More Energy Efficient

In the current climate, saving money remains crucial but the second most important thing for many people is playing a part in saving the Earth. This means that there is a need to be more energy efficient at home and if you are keen to be green, you will find that a loft conversion is an ideal way to improve the energy efficiency levels of your home.

When working with a reputable firm, such as Dream Loft Maker, you can rest assured that a high standard of insulation will be applied to the outer walls, helping to increase the retention of heat in your property. Given that heat rises, being able to hold on to the level of heat inside your property to a better standard will mean that you will be able to reduce the amount of energy you use.

This is great for the environment but it will also be great for your pocket because it means you will be spending less money on your heating bills. Carrying out conversion work on your loft can pay off in the short and long term and when it comes to evaluating the total cost of the work, you need to factor in all of the benefits and savings that will come about thanks to introducing a loft conversion to your property.


Have Enough Space For Your Growing Family

converting a loft creates family spaceOne of the most pressing reasons anyone has for looking for a new home is because they need space. If you have a growing family but find that your current home is too small, you will have undoubtedly looked at the property market but of course, you may have struggled to find anything within your price range. There is also the fact that many families like the area they currently live in, and if the kids are settled and you like your neighbours and what is on offer from the local community, you may find that moving home can be a hard task.

This is why opting for a loft conversion is a very sensible idea because it provides you with the additional space you need to care for your family without having to move to a different area or home. This means that you can get the best of both worlds and as loft conversion work takes place in your loft, you will find that home life isn’t really disrupted when work is being carried out. When it comes to making the most of your home and meeting the needs of your family, loft conversions offer the ideal solution.


Make Room To Start Your Own Business Or Work From Home

It seems that there is an increasing opportunity for people to work from home these days, and this is something that can be of benefit to an employer and the employee. Increasing technology means that many employees can carry out the same level of work at work as they can do in the office. There are benefits of a better work life balance for the employee as well as avoiding the drag of the daily commute. Firms can benefits from many cost savings, so this is going to be a solution that will be made available to an increasing number of people in the years to come. If your firm in Newcastle or the surrounding areas can benefit from this improving technology, you may find that creating space in your loft allows you to focus on your work.

There is also the fact that more and more people are setting up small businesses from home and if you do this, it is crucial that you find a place where you can work uninterrupted. The idea of working from home is a great one but if you find that you cannot actually get any work done, it is a pointless exercise. If you opt for a loft conversion, you can have a home office where you gain peace and quiet to work, which may mean the difference between success and failure.


Get Fit

The health benefits of being in shape and working out regularly are well known these days but how many people feel as though they lack the time to carry out a proper workout? Failing that, how many times have you considered joining a gym but decided against it because of the cost of joining the gym?

This is where converting the space at the top of your home into a gym can pay dividends. There is no need to pay high gym fees and you can work out whenever you have spare time without having to leave the house.


Bring In Additional Income

Rather than converting this space at the top of your house to provide an additional room for a family member, how about converting this space to allow you space to take in a lodger? If you are looking to bring in additional income, having an additional room at your property will enable you to bring in monthly rental income.


Improve The View Of Your Home

This may not be applicable to every home owner in the North East, but there are some properties that offer stunning views. Converting your loft may well provide you with a sight that is worth looking out at every day.

You will find that no matter what benefits you want to gain at your home, making the decision to convert your loft will provide you with everything you could want and a whole lot more.

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Posted on Fri December 19th 2014 by Dream Loft Maker