Loft conversions are a quick and easy way to add living space and value to your property, made even more enticing is the fact that you can have this new space built exactly as you wish.

There comes a time in all our lives when we begin yearning for additional space in our homes. Do you want a larger bedroom? Maybe you have a growing family and need an extra bedroom or playroom, you may have a business and need an office or studio. Perhaps you’d like a spare room for guests, a modern living area or that luxury hideaway you’ve always wanted.

The common solution to wanting extra space was to move home but as property prices continue to struggle in many parts of the UK, more and more people are opting to stay put and utilising different types of loft conversion to create an extra room.

Converting the loft is now one of the most popular home improvement projects in the UK. It could bring a range of benefits, including adding up to 10% to the value of your property and won’t steal garden space like a ground floor extension. The huge cost of moving to a larger property and the decline in mortgage options combined with many of us wanting to be money smart and to increase the equity in our homes means that more homeowners than ever before are deciding to utilise all the available space rather than looking to buy a larger house.

Leaving the loft space empty and unused could be wasting over 20% of the habitable space in your property. Also, as most of us only use the loft for storage, solely venturing up there to dust off Christmas decorations or for the hoarding of knickknacks we’re never likely to see again, there’s little to lose and much to gain. That draughty, dark and dusty no-go-zone could be transformed into the space of your dreams.

A basic loft conversion could be just a quiet place for your hobbies, with a drop-down ladder and Velux windows. However, a temporary staircase means it won’t count as extra living space when you decide to sell your home, so generally, it’s a mistake to do it on the cheap. Getting a specialist company or an architect on board will give you the best end result.