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5 reasons your attic in North London should be converted

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    Stairs leading to loft

    Is that dark, dusty, cobweb-filled attic bothering you? Do not fret! Having an attic conversion is one of the most effective home improvement solutions for you. Of course, if you choose to, you can always accompany this with a complete refurbishment or renovation of your entire house. It is also more cost-effective compared to moving out or purchasing a new property, thus making it the ideal option. Some of the reasons why you should want to convert your North London attic are highlighted below.

    1. To acquire additional living space

    If you have limited space in your North London home, one way to acquire additional space is by converting your attic. Depending on the size of the space available, there are many options that you can choose to convert your attic. Your needs will also play an important role in determining the extension design that will suit you best.

    You can convert your attic into either of the following depending on your preferences:

    • An en suite bedroom.
    • A home office.
    • A home library. 
    • A movie/TV room.
    • A guest room
    • A walk-in closet

    2. It’s an ideal way to improve your property’s value

    There are many reasons why you would want to improve your property’s value. Maybe you intend to impress some prospective buyers, or perhaps you just want to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home. 

    With an attic extension, you can significantly increase the value of your property. Depending on the type of extension you opt for, the value can go up by up to 20%. For you to settle for the most suitable design, you’ll have to consult with your builder.

    3. No garden space is lost

    With an attic conversion, you’ll be extending upwards, meaning your garden space will remain untouched. This makes it ideal for modern properties considering most of them come with limited garden space. Working with a qualified and reliable builder will come in handy in ensuring that you select the ideal design. 

    4. Planning permission is normally unnecessary

    For most attic extensions, planning permission is not a necessity. This is especially if the project falls under permitted development. In some situations, you may need to acquire planning permission. Some of this instances include if:

    • Your property is located in a conservation area.
    • If it’s a flat or maisonette
    • Where the alterations exceed the allowed limits

    For you to convert your attic into liveable space, you’ll also need building regulations approval. If your home is sharing a wall with your neighbours, then you’ll need to acquire a party-wall agreement.

    en-suit loft
    bedroom with a small bathroom

    5. An attic conversion is a cost-effective option

    As mentioned earlier, having an attic extension is more affordable than purchasing a different property or moving out. There are also plenty of options to choose from when it comes to different designs and types. 

    Therefore, upon careful consideration, you’ll find an option that best suits your budget. The type of existing property and the extent of alterations that need to be done will play an important role in influencing the overall cost of the project.

    There are plenty of other reasons you might want to extend your home, like the need to acquire more storage space or more lighting or insulation. The reason for an extension will mostly be dependent on your needs, as established earlier. 

    With the right builder, it will be so easy to transform your underutilised attic in North London town into a livable space. To top it all off, you’ll need a qualified interior designer for you to personalise and customise your space properly.