What is the better option when deciding whether to have a loft conversion or move house? This is a question that many homeowners face at some point in their lives. Both options have their benefits and drawbacks, so it can take time to decide.
But ultimately, it is the right decision for you and your family at the time of deciding; with both offering great benefits; we want to look into why we would recommend having a loft conversion over moving house; they can be extraordinarily beneficial and means you don’t need the stress of moving!
In this article, we will look at whether or not moving house or having a loft conversion is the better option; whether your small children are not as small as you want them to be any more or you simply need more space, let’s dive in together to find out which solution might be the right one for you and your family.
If you have any questions or queries at the end, our professional builders here at Judges Building Services are always more than happy to discuss your requirements; having specialised in loft conversions for several years, we will be more than happy to help you.
What Are The Benefits Of A Loft Conversion?
Having a loft conversion is, without a doubt, the cheapest option of the two; this goes for if you have a standard loft conversion. If you have floors and ceilings moved, this may only sometimes be a straightforward process, but it will still be more cost-effective than buying a brand-new house.
You must remember that moving house includes extra costs such as Stamp Duty, solicitors fees, estate agents’ feed, mortgage agreements and much more! These costs are not associated with getting a loft conversion. When you choose to have a loft conversion out, all the costs you incur will be fully included in the quoted price; you do not need to pay any bills to anyone other than your contractor.
Once you have bought a new home, you may find that things could be better and you have to have work done, but in your current home, you know. You understand what might need doing regarding building work or repairs, meaning you can adequately budget without getting a lost conversion. Still, buying a property and finding damages or issues will cost you more than buying a new house. Which in the long run can be extortionate.
Another thing to consider is the added benefit that will come in the form of a property value increase on your home, granted it may not cover the amount you spend on a loft conversion. But it is a worthy investment into your property, especially if you plan to stay there for a few more years once the conversion has been carried out.
Finally, one of the most significant benefits of having a loft conversion carried out versus moving is that you may not want to move if you are settled into your current village, neighbourhood or town. You may have children who are settled into a particular school, or your job may be in a particular area; having a loft conversion will allow you to remain in the area whilst benefitting from the added space you require to live comfortably.
What Are The Benefits Of Moving House?
Most homeowners will already have decided to move before considering a loft conversion, but in comparison, what are the benefits? One of the most apparent reasons that spring to mind when considering moving house as an option is that you want to move; you may not want to deal with builders moving in and out of your home working on a loft conversion and would prefer to find the extra space in a new property.
Another benefit of buying a new property and moving is that you can search for a property that works for you and your family and is already ready to go and fits your exact requirements. Not only this, but while buying a property can be expensive, it can be a process that is kickstarted by wanting to find your dream home that is perfect for you and your family’s needs. It is also a suitable option for busy individuals that need more time to carry out home developments; finding a home with a suitable space may be more critical.
In addition to looking for a property that already has the right amount of space, it allows you to find a property with other features that you would like, ones that you may not have access to in your current home, for example, a more extensive garden, more oversized kitchen or even additional rooms in the lower end of the property.
The best way to determine whether or not a house move is for you is to consider the amount of work versus the money you will spend going out and buying a new home.
Contact Judges Building Services Today For Loft Conversions
If you’re considering a loft conversion or moving house shortly, Judges Building Services can help. We have over 25 years of experience helping people like you get the most out of their homes. Save the hassle and stress of moving house with a loft conversion; it is more than likely suitable for your needs unless you are looking to increase the size of your property drastically.
From design and planning to construction and finishing touches, we can take care of everything for you. So whether you know exactly what you want or need some help figuring it all out, contact us today and let us show you what we can do!