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Why you should consider a basement conversion

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM

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A basement conversion in London is the perfect way to optimise the available space in your home.

After all, there are a whole host of options to choose from when it comes to populating your basement conversion, allowing you to optimise the function and aesthetic appeal of your home.

But that's not all, if you're pushed for space a basement conversion is a great way to accommodate the changing needs of your family. So, whether you create a new bedroom, playroom, home entertainment space, chill out zone, or even a home office, converting or extending your basement can be a cost effective way to create additional living space, whilst increasing the value of your property.

Multi–purpose space

With the majority of families pushed for space in their home, converting or extending your basement is a great way of creating a new and exciting space that meets the demands of your family set up. And there are a whole host of options to choose from when it comes to making the most of your basement space. From example, many homeowners choose to use the space to create an extra bedroom, whilst also relocating their utility room, home office and storage space.

The fact that it is a self-contained unit also makes your basement the perfect space to accommodate an annex or even convert your basement into a kitchen.

Do basement conversions add value to your property?

When it comes to optimising the aesthetic appeal and function of your property, it certainly pays to enhance your available space by creating new and exciting environments.

Opting to convert or extend your basement is a smart choice when it comes to increasing the value of your home. Of course, it also makes financial sound financial sense to invest in a lower ground space in high value, sought after areas such as London.

Improve energy efficiency

When it comes to optimising the energy efficiency of your home, a basement conversion is always a great option.

This is because properties with a basement tend to have fewer directly exposed external walls, as well as improved wall and floor insulation. This helps to control fluctuations in the temperature of your property, meaning the rooms in your home tend not to overheat or cool down too quickly.

Growing families

It's often the case that many families are forced to look for a new property in order to accommodate their growing family, even if they are happy with the location and design of their existing property!

However, a basement will provide the flexibility to create a new bedroom space, or even move around the rooms in your home to free up much needed bedroom space on the ground or upper level of your home. For example, many people opt to move their utility room, home office space or family room to the basement in order to create new bedroom space on the other levels of their home.

Making the most of your existing space

One of the main advantages of converting your basement is that you won't have to worry about funding the costs of extending your property, as the space is already there to utilise.

Of course, before beginning any home renovation project, it's always worthwhile checking basement conversion building regulations to ensure that you are fully compliant.

Above all, the possibilities really are endless when it comes to embracing a wide range of basement conversion ideas. And, if you're looking for a company to complete your cellar or basement conversion UK, it's certainly worthwhile doing your research in order to ensure you get the best, value for money basement conversion quote.


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