Could Having A Loft Conversion Done Be Cheaper Than Moving?

Most people who have a growing family will at some stage find their present home just isn’t big enough. The obvious solution to some people would be to move and purchase a bigger house, but for some it isn’t really an option. Moving house costs money. Legal fees, estate agents costs, stamp duty; it all adds up and add in the fact that the mortgage is also likely to be considerably bigger and it’s clear why some people don’t want to take this option.

Converting the loft can often be a far cheaper solution and can add an extra bedroom, office, playroom and perhaps a bathroom or shower room as well. You will however need to think carefully about one or two things as it is being built.

Before you get to the stage where the electrical wiring is being installed you’ll need to decide how many and where you want the sockets locating. Remember that nowadays most people have an array of devices including mobile phones, iPads, iPods, games consoles and digital cameras so consider fitting a USB 13amp 2 Gang Switch Socket to allow for convenient charging. It will also have built in protection for if the current goes over 1.2amp when it will trip off automatically to protect the device.

Your lighting needs are also going to be different up in a loft. Most lofts have a limited amount of head room so a pendant light is not really going to be convenient. Think about fitting downlighters into the ceiling which will look neat and give off a decent amount of light. Take a look at the Aurora 240v Polished Chrome Fire Rated Downlight for a stylish look that is also practical as well.

If the shape and size of your loft allows then go for some built in cupboards with a hanging rail which will eliminate the need for a free standing wardrobe. You’ll then be able to enjoy a clutter free space.