Can you envision 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 another level? Take these stairs and climb into what was a dark and dusty loft where the Christmas decorations had been kept and someplace to store your O-level certificates. Now it is a wonderfully bright and airy room that you are going to be able to use as a spare bedroom, an office, a study or a playroom for the children exactly where they can make as a lot noise as they like with out obtaining below foot.
All of the above is completely feasible if you were to have a loft conversion.
All families need more space as the children develop older and have their personal friends at home or to stay over.
One option is to move house - not as simple as it sounds in the present financial climate. House costs are static at best - OK the house you want to buy appears 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 potential purchaser.
The other option is to make much more space in your present home by having the loft converted. Nearly any house can have its loft converted and, depending upon the size of your house, finish up with at least an additional bedroom. Or these with bigger houses may end up with a bedroom with en-suite bathroom, or an office/study with a shower room, or a kids playroom with toilet off. Either way you will be adding to the worth of your home much more than the cost of the conversion.
The finances speak for themselves. More than and above the extra cost or extra mortgage of purchasing a more costly house, it costs an typical of ten,000 to move house. Money lost on estate agents charges, solicitors fees, stamp duty, removal company and so on. 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 advantage of much more space in your present home.