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Help Attract Future Buyers with a Loft Conversion

Adding a loft conversion to your home is a great way to future-proof it, for both yourself and any buyers should you decide to sell. This makes the decision to convert your loft one of the smartest you can make in terms of home renovation investments. Not sure how you’d use a loft conversion until the time comes to sell? When it comes to the design for loft conversions, ideas for how to use the space can come in many forms.

Create – don’t buy – your dream home

Gone are the days when homebuyers would buy a home ‘for now’ with a view to upsizing in the near future. There are many factors that contribute to this. These include the cost of moving such as solicitors’ fees, surveys, removals, stamp duty etc., as well as an ever-faster paced housing market and increasing house values which mean that buyers are now looking for homes which will see them through many years ahead.

Indeed, for anyone looking to take that initial step on the housing ladder, it’s often about buying what they can afford, rather than the perfect house.

Having said that, many homebuyers aren’t just looking for a house for the foreseeable future, they’re looking for their forever home. And part of this search for the forever home will always involve making sure that they won’t outgrow it if their family increases in size, or if their circumstances change (for example, if they need to work from home, or if an elderly relative needs to move in).

However, all of these factors can make it tricky to find a forever home, especially if your preferred house design ideas aren’t in your price range.

And this is where loft conversion ideas come into the equation. By converting your loft, not only will it give you much more habitable space for the time that you reside in the property, it will also make your home much more desirable should you wish to sell it further down the line.

Size Matters

When it comes to houses, less is more doesn’t cut the mustard. In fact, more will always be more when it comes to the size of your home, not just for you but for any potential future buyers.

By adding a loft conversion now, it could give you the freedom to enjoy a home office, a gym or studio, a home cinema space or an additional guest bedroom and bathroom. There are plenty of house design ideas which you can incorporate into your new room. And remember, all of these may be little luxuries for you, but for any future buyers of your home, a loft conversion might be the difference between your home selling or not.

Just think, if your buyers have a larger family than you, that loft conversion could become a much needed bedroom so that the kids no longer have to share, or a playroom to keep the children’s clutter at bay, or a teenage den to give the teenagers within the family their own space. When it comes to loft conversions, ideas such as these for your room within the loft are all very desirable qualities to a potential buyer.

Show more than potential through house design ideas

TV home buying programmes will always make much of houses with ‘potential’. In real life, however, most homebuyers don’t want to have to look for the potential within a home; they want all of the hard work done for them.

It’s all very well thinking that any future buyer will see the potential in your loft in terms of converting it into a habitable space; they may well see the potential, but they could also be seeing the hard work ahead of them. By having your loft space already converted when you come to put your home on the market, it will mean that your home is already at an advantage and potentially will be much easier to sell.

If you are converting your loft with a view to selling your home in the very near future, we would always advise that when it comes to loft conversions, ideas that can show your potential buyer what they can achieve with the new room are best.

So keep your décor fairly neutral, and show the space to its best advantage; perhaps as a bedroom and a home office rather than something niche such as a craft room or home cinema. This will give your buyers a greater chance of visualising themselves within the space.

Thinking of the potential of loft conversions? Ideas aplenty are available from Bespoke Lofts for your new space!

If you’re mulling over house design ideas, and if a loft conversion is something that could be on the cards for you, we’d always advise you to go ahead and get the work done. Even a very basic conversion decorated in neutral colours will add value to your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

Why not get a quote for converting your loft today? When it comes to loft conversions, ideas and expertise are available from Bespoke Lofts, and we are happy to provide a no obligation quote.

Get in touch today for a loft conversion which will not only give you extra space to enjoy within your home, but will also make it more attractive to potential future buyers.

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