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How much value can a loft conversion add to your home?

A quality loft conversion is a great way to expand the family home so that you don’t have to move and can improve the quality of your home life. But not all loft conversions are built to provide a family with more room. Some are carried out to improve a home and make it ready for resale. In this case, it’s worth knowing how much value a loft conversion adds to an existing home. Here, we’ve gathered market estimates from a range of sources to give you the bigger picture when it comes to the return on investment you can expect…

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Top 3 Benefits of Loft Conversions

Ask any homeowner what they’d do to improve their home and it’s likely that they’ll choose an answer that means having more space. Typically, a loft conversion is the easiest and most useful way to add space to the home, as well as added value and many other options that will improve the functionality of the property. Let’s take a look at the top 3 reasons to make your dusty, unloved loft space into a useable, family-friendly extra bedroom.   Extra Living Space and Storage As we’ve mentioned, it’s the number one reason to convert your loft into a useable space….

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How to Keep Lofts Cool During the Summer Months

As summer heats up you’ll be wanting to find every way of cooling down your loft. Due to their unique position in the house, lofts are often a heat trap when the weather improves, thanks to the surface area of the roof above the loft and the rising heat from the rest of the house. So, how do you turn the tables so you can enjoy a temperate loft throughout the summer? It’s especially important if you sleep if your loft as wild rises and drops in temperature adversely affect sleep. Let’s start with the basics. Ventilation Having fresh air circulate…

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House extension vs loft conversion

The housing market is improving year on year as the economy recovers from the crash of 2009. Almost ten years later, it’s coming up Milhouse for UK property owners and it’s a better time than ever to invest in the loft conversion or home extension you dreamed up when you first moved in. It can be hard to choose which option is best for you. So, this month, let’s weigh up the pros and cons. Cost With a loft conversion, all you need to begin is right there in front of you. If you have access to a loft space then…

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Clever Space-Saving Ideas For Your Loft Conversion

A loft conversion is one of the most effective ways to create brand new and space saving ideas for your property. You might be surprised by just how much space a conversion can open up in your roof space, especially in smaller lofts, and by paying extra attention you can maximise the amount of space available without any trouble at all. In this article, we’re using our loft conversion expertise to look at 5 clever ways you can save even more space when planning your brand new loft conversion. Embrace the shape of your loft space The main, overriding tip to…

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How to Add Value to Your Home in 2016

  The property ladder is always highly competitive and it can be tough to make yourself stand out. Sometimes you will need to take measures to make your current property more desirable for prospective buyers. That’s why this month we’re looking at some of the ways you can boost the value of your property so you can start thinking about that dream home instead of feeling stuck where you are. Deal with repairs One of the best ways to boost the appeal of your home to prospective buyers is to finally get round to fixing up any unsightly damage, whether it’s…

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Loft Conversion Options for Detached Houses

Detached homes offer several options when you are considering a loft conversion. The benefits of converting your loft in a detached home are that you do not need to obtain permission from your neighbour as you will not share a party wall, making the process far easier. Likewise, your detached home may have a larger loft space, giving you more room to transform into the perfect additional space for your house. Here at NK Lofts, we specialise in a range of expert loft conversions, so we’re sure we’ll have the right design for you. We’ve listed the options for a loft…

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5 Loft Conversion and Interior Design Ideas

Given the current state of the housing and mortgage markets, it’s not surprising that many people are choosing to improve or extend their existing homes rather than move. A loft conversion is the obvious choice when it comes to gaining more space. It is ideal as it doesn’t involve changing the footprint of the house, you may not need planning permission and it can become a surprisingly attractive and versatile space. Here are some ideas worth thinking about. 1 Adding stairs At its most basic a loft conversion can provide a hobby room for your model railway or a play space for…

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Loft Conversions with the Green Deal Initiative

You may have heard recently about a government scheme which kicked off in January of this year called the Green Deal Initiative. The idea is to get all homes and places of business up to an energy efficiency of E or higher on the energy efficiency chart. Losing heating through your roof because of poor or inadequate insulation is the second biggest source of energy wastage according to the government. That’s why, with a Green assessment of your house, you could install new technologies and refurbishment techniques without paying a penny. If you’ve been thinking about getting a loft conversion to…

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Loft Conversion: Making the most of your Space

Making use of all the available space in your home can be tricky, but with a loft conversion you can give yourself extra room with the added bonus of potentially increasing the value of your property. Many people use conversions to create bedrooms, bathrooms, recreational spaces and even quiet office space. Technology is always improving and will help to create an energy saving new addition to your home. Right now, most attic and loft spaces hold the household junk and debris, but imagine a space that could be used as a master bedroom. Well lit, and with plenty of headspace, you…

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