With the financial crisis continuing to leave many potential buyers unsettled, many people are choosing to invest in home improvement rather than move house. The benefits to this are twofold, not only do you get to stay where you are, and avoid the stresses of moving home, but you are also increasing the value of your property.
Does the planned conversion intend the room to become a bedroom? What size of bed will you be able to fit in the space you have? How about head height – do you have enough room and will it be comfortable to get in and out of bed?
loft conversions can have so many uses. Need an extra bathroom, room for dad’s train set, an office, a guest room or a hide away for the children? timber homes can be the answer. So what would be our top tips for converting your loft?
Take advantage of windows. During summer season, use light and plain curtains that will be flown easily by the breeze. This will allow light to come in the room and brighten up the area. Ceiling to floor curtains are ideal choices for windows because they add more depth to the room.
We also like to have seperate WC’s on the ground floor, if you look at most of the new build properties you will always find that they are all equipped with a WC on the ground floor. Driveways are also a must have as we are doing alot more shopping and we hate lugging it around the street.
It is crucial that you check any relevant paperwork and ensure that things where done according to building regulations and that planning permission was obtained where necessary. It is also a good idea to view any current guarantees or warranties the vendor has.
The reason this article was written was to try and educate the average property investor and developer so that they can judge the condition of a property themselves before having to call in the surveyor. That way, if the vendor is not willing to come down in price, they can eliminate a number of properties they are looking at, before they spend money on a property surveyor.