We know what it’s like when the home you have just doesn’t feel big enough any more. But what are the choices? To pick up everything, leave behind your first home together, where the kids were born, and spend a whole lot of money on a stressful move? All for just one extra room? No. You’ve found your home. Whether you’re expecting a new addition to the family, need a bigger living area for the one you’ve got, or you’re simply looking to expand, a loft conversion could be the answer you’re looking for.
Don’t move. Improve.
The obvious choice when it comes to expanding your space is to move house. There’s no denying it sounds like the easiest way to get something bigger. But is it?
Due to the ever-increasing price of houses, that next tier of home you’re looking for could cost a lot more than you think. And even if you’ve budgeted for a bigger mortgage, have you considered the expense of the move itself? By the time you consider Stamp Duty, removal teams, solicitor costs, and all the fees you’ll spend selling the place you’re already in, it’ll end up costing the average UK homeowner around £5,000 just to move, and that rises to £13,000 in London. Not to mention the extra you’ll be looking to spend to furnish your extra space, to repaint every room, and to get everything just the way you want it.
And it doesn’t stop there. There’s wasted money if a sale falls through, bridging loans if you have to pay two mortgages simultaneously, plus the potential for your house to sell short of the asking price. And then there’s the most unpredictable of all challenges — other buyers raising the bid for that one house you spent months searching for.
Enough is enough, it’s time to stay put, save money, and spend a little extra improving what we have.
A small investment, huge returns.
What’s the alternative? Spend your hard-earned money on a loft conversion instead. Aside from saving you thousands in moving expenses, you’ll get to stay near the neighbours you love, the children won’t have to move schools, you could increase the value of your property by as much as 20%, and the life you’ve already created gets to grow, rather than change.
They’re not free, but a loft conversion on your home could be cheaper than you expect, with costs ranging anywhere from fifteen thousand to fifty depending on your current structure and dream result. And unlike moving, this isn’t all money you won’t see again. Adding an extra room increases the worth of your home, and people often get a large portion of their investment back if they decide to sell later down the line. You can find out more about the costs of a loft conversion here.
Before you move and leave the home you’ve built together behind, speak to a member of our team and receive your free, no obligations loft conversion quote.