The advantages of a loft conversion, according to renovation experts

by Francesca

Following the recent news by The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, which sees new plans to offer more flexibility for homewoners to carry out extensions and conversions, renovation experts, Neville Johnson have shared the advantages of adding a smart and stylish loft conversion into the home.

Jennifer Porter, Designer at Neville Johnson said: “A loft conversion is a practical solution to help create more space within a home, without impacting on its existing grounds. Whether you plan to divide up your loft to use it as multi-functional space, or create a dedicated room like a home office, guest bedroom, stylish lounge or entertainment room, there’s now more freedom then ever before.

“There are many benefits of converting your loft space into a usable room, the main being it creates a whole new level to your home, which can be used for more than just storing bulky, seasonal items like a Christmas tree!

“As it’s located at the highest point of the home, a loft conversion offers added privacy as less outside noise can be heard. The home will also appear lighter and brighter as natural light is able to travel through the home without being blocked by nearby buildings.

“Many lofts are filled with awkward spaces and corners and low sloping ceilings, which means the room can appear cramped. We recommend using light, airy and neautral colours on the walls and ceilings as this will help the room seem bigger and brighter.

“However it’s important to know that not all homes can add a loft conversion, so it’s imperative to do thorough research ahead of planning the extension as well as checking your building regulations to confirm if your property meets the requirements.”

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