HOMES Bedroom to grow
Grow your home in line with your family by creating an extra bedroom. You’ll have more space, and it could make your home more valuable and sellable, writes JULIA GRAy
shower room up there, and built-in storage, you’ve created the perfect suite.
The best loft conversions boast a dormer window across almost the entire width of the house, although not all homes can have this because of planning restrictions.
Ideally, the line of the roof should also be altered from sloping to ‘straight’ (viewed from the front or back) so that what was air above the roof becomes room, giving you the most usable space. kitchen, dining and living space, but they can include bedrooms.
A two-storey extension may be better because you can create extra living space downstairs and bedrooms upstairs, and it should be cheaper than doing both a groundfloor extension and a loft conversion.
However, you might not get planning permission for a two-storey extension, whereas ground-floor extensions and loft conversions can often be done without planning, assuming your home has standard permitted development rights. long as it’s converted properly and sympathetically.
You could even put a bedroom on top of the garage, as long as there’s space to build above it and for a new corridor on the first floor.