If your family is expanding beyond the size of your home but you like the neighbourhood in which you live, you may not need to sell your house and buy another one. If the house has an attic, garage, or basement, you may be able to convert it into usable living space. With help from a builder, you can renovate unfinished or unused spaces for your family and add value to your home.
Attic or Loft Conversions
To make room for a new addition to the family or to get the workshop or office that you’ve always wanted, you can take unfinished spaces within your home and have them converted into usable rooms. Although your attic may be an odd shape, it could easily be converted into a child’s room or a workshop for a dedicated hobbyist. Not only will you get more space for your family but a loft or attic conversion can add up to 10% more value to a property.
Adding a Bathroom
As your family grows, adding another bathroom for the family can save a lot of bickering and speed up the process of getting everyone ready for school, work, or church in the morning. Even a small washroom or ensuite added to the master bedroom can make a big difference for your family and add about 6% to your property value. If you’re unsure if your house has room for another bathroom, contact Avon builders to assess your house and discuss a bathroom addition.
Although a garage is a luxury that few city dwellers may want to part with, converting it into another bedroom or living space can provide the room that a growing family needs. Taking out a second mortgage or a personal loan to pay for conversions can be offset with added home value.