Should You Get an Attic Conversion in Your House?
The attic is the least used part of your house and the only time you ever go up there is to store items or retrieve things you kept a while ago.
You’re probably reading this because you’re debating whether to extend your house or move elsewhere for extra space.
External extensions can be costly and sometimes might even ruin the appearance of a house. Plus, moving to another home means you could be heading into the great unknown.
After all, you’re familiar with your neighborhood and have made many friends in your street.
One solution to your home space problem might be to have an attic conversion. The following are some reasons why such a home improvement project could make sense for you and your family:
You’ll Create a Useful Room in Your Home
Arguably the most obvious benefit of an attic conversion is how you’ll end up with a functional room in your house.
That’s because you’re turning a little-used space into a bedroom, study, or even a games room!
What’s more, you won’t need to extend your house outward and potentially spoil the exterior aesthetics of your property.
Your home might even have a large enough attic to create two separate rooms or living spaces.
You Can Flood the Room With Natural Light
If you have a roofing company install some skylights on the roof of your home, you’ll easily flood your new attic conversion with natural light.
As you can imagine, you won’t need to turn the lights on in your attic when you can use natural sunlight for free!
Another advantage of having some skylights installed in your attic is that you can quickly heat the space up. Both benefits result in low lighting and heating costs for your attic conversion.
You’ll Future-Proof Your Home
If you’re planning to expand your family in the future, the good news is an attic conversion will mean you have an extra bedroom ready for your growing brood!
Now your kids won’t need to share bedrooms and have tantrums over how much space each has got.
Should you or your partner/spouse work from home, you could always move your home office from one of the downstairs bedrooms into the attic.
Doing so will make it easier for you to focus on your work without distractions.
The Value of Your House Will Rise
It’s no coincidence that seemingly identical houses are generally worth more money if they have an extra bedroom.
That’s because the property will appeal to couples and families that want to buy a large home.
If you still decide to move after your attic conversion, the good news is your existing home’s increased value will give you more options when looking for a new property for your family to live in.
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Are You Ready?
An attic conversion is perhaps one of the best ways to add extra room in a house without sacrificing any space outdoors for an extension.
It offers many benefits and will make your home worth more money than it is today.
Are you ready to get an attic conversion?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.