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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Bungalow Loft Conversions

08.08.16

Bungalow loft conversions are becoming more and more popular. They have the potential to up to double the size of your property, so what’s not to like? Although there are mainly advantages to converting your bungalow’s loft, you’ll need to consider the potential one disadvantage too.

Converting your bungalow’s loft space is no small undertaking, but in return you’ll gain a whole extra floor equivalent which could potentially almost double your existing floor space. There are many advantages to converting your bungalow’s loft, but it’s also important to take note of the slight disadvantages that may crop up. Here’s what to consider. 

Advantages of converting your bungalow loft  

You’ll Gain Plenty of Extra Space

Your floor space will effectively double by converting your bungalow’s loft. You’ll often be able to fit in a whole suite of rooms within this extra storey, and you can incorporate specific storage areas to maintain some of the traditional loft usage for housing seasonal items. 

You can Change the Look and Feel of your Home   

Because it’s such an extensive conversion, you can alter the façade of your house quite considerably. For example, you could add a series of small, pitched dormer windows to give your property an elegant feel. Similarly, you could install a balcony or floor to ceiling windows to take advantage of any views that you may have.   If you’re buying a bungalow as a renovation project, this change to the look of the property can be a real bonus. There are plenty of bungalow loft conversion ideas which a good loft conversion company can talk you through. 

There are Less Restrictions   

When converting a one storey property into a two storey property, there are less building regulations and party wall agreements needed than when you convert a two storey home into a three storey home. This can also mean that bungalow loft conversions can cost less in terms of both time and money. 

Disadvantages of converting your bungalow loft   

The biggest disadvantage of converting your bungalow is the fact that many bungalows were only ever built as a one storey property. This means that the structural support may not be in place to allow you to convert your loft. Load bearing walls may need to be altered, or your property may need to be underpinned in order to hold the additional floor.  

If this is the case with your bungalow, a specialist loft conversion company will be able to talk you through how they will deal with this process and any disruption it may cause to your home and your lives.   

If you’re considering converting your bungalow’s loft, think about the many advantages that will always outweigh the disadvantages. Still not sure? Contact Bespoke Lofts for more information on how we can make a bungalow loft conversion work for you.

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