Look to loft conversions for extra space

Hiring a builder to carry out some much needed extension work on your home is a tempting prospect, especially if you are currently finding that your property is not quite large enough for everybody who lives there.

Adding a conservatory, building a basement or simply creating a bricks and mortar extension are all hugely appealing options and will result in you enjoying an extra room or two. But it is certainly worth thinking about all the possibilities open to you.

These include having a loft conversion carried out – an idea that has been backed by storage solutions company Sliderobes. It said that recent research by the National Association of Estate Agents showed that 40 per cent of its members believe adding extra living space to a home makes it more valuable on the property market.

Of course, the exact brief you give to your builder will largely depend on the specifications of your building. Quite simply, your extension plans will rely on where there is space ready to be utilised, whether it means building up, down or outwards.

At a time when many of you are finding it harder to move to a new home, due to the difficult financial environment and the lack of willingness from many institutions to hand out higher mortgages, investing in home improvements in your existing pad is surely the way forward.

You could even hire a local painter to work on the new area once it has been built. Whether you have a loft conversion or a traditional extension, decorating it so that it feels like the rest of your home is sure to be a priority.

The benefits of an extension are felt in both financial and material terms and are sure to increase your enjoyment of your home. It is important to make the right choice, though, as you will live with the results for many years to come.

That is why we believe the use of a qualified professional builder is a must in such important projects.

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