Can you imagine the thrill of climbing to your first floor landing, where generally it was straight on into the bathroom, but now there is a staircase up to an additional level? Take those stairs and climb into what was a dark and dusty loft where the Christmas decorations were kept and somewhere to store your O-level certificates. Now it is a wonderfully vibrant and airy room that you are going to be in a position to use as a spare bedroom, an office, a study or a playroom for the children where they can make as a lot noise as they like with out getting under foot.
All of the above is perfectly feasible if you had been to have a loft conversion.
All families require more space as the kids grow older and have their personal buddies at home or to stay over.
1 option is to move house - not as easy as it sounds in the present economic climate. House costs are static at very best - OK the house you want to buy looks a bargain on paper, but you are going to have to market your house at an equally reduced cost and sit on the market for some time prior to snagging a possible purchaser.
The other option is to make more space in your present home by getting the loft converted. Nearly any house can have its loft converted and, depending upon the size of your house, end up with at least an additional bedroom. Or these with bigger houses might finish up with a bedroom with en-suite bathroom, or an office/study with a shower room, or a children playroom with toilet off. Either way you will be adding to the value of your home much more than the cost of the conversion.
The finances speak for themselves. Over and above the extra cost or extra mortgage of buying a more costly house, it expenses an average of 10,000 to move house. Money lost on estate agents fees, solicitors fees, stamp duty, removal company etc. For 15,000 you can have a loft conversion that adds much more than 15,000 to the value of your property - no lost money and the benefit of more space in your present home.