Bungalow loft conversions are an excellent way to add much needed space to your bungalow without having to give up space in your yard to do so because the addition to your house goes up over the existing structure. Bungalow loft conversions to can add charm and value to your home as well as space and they have both advantages and disadvantages. Older bungalows seem to be made for loft conversions as the steeply pitched roof allows for plenty of headroom in the rooms that you add.
Disadvantages of Bungalow Loft Conversions Let's start by taking a look at the disadvantages of bungalow loft conversions since there are fewer disadvantages than advantages. The main disadvantage is that since bungalows were designed to be a single level dwelling, in most cases they do not have internal load bearing walls. This means that it is highly likely that the internal walls and perhaps even the external walls will need to be underpinned before you can add that second story area.
This will add expense to your overall building cost.
Advantages of Loft Conversions While the one disadvantage of bungalow loft conversions is a rather large one it is not impossible to overcome and when you consider all the advantages of such conversions they may be worth your while. Here are just some of the advantages that a bungalow loft conversion has.
Increases you living space. Whether you choose to | you may | you choosed add a full upper story or a ½ upper story to your home a loft conversion for your bungalow can give you the extra living space you may need.
Your new loft can be used as a bedroom, an office, or add a couple of much needed rooms to make your family more comfortable and ease that feeling of being crowded.
Increases The Value Of Your Home. Bungalow loft conversions increases the value of your home both for you and your family and when and if you should ever decided to sell your home. However, keep in mind with the current housing market that you do not consider adding a loft to your bungalow for the sole purpose of adding value as the cost of doing so will be more than actual increased value.
Can Improve The Aesthetics Of Your Home. There are so many different designs for bungalow loft conversions that it is simple to choose a design that makes your home look even more attractive than it does now. Which will further increase your and your family's enjoyment of your property and your home.
Less Strict Building Restrictions. One nice thing about bungalow loft conversions is that the building restrictions are not as tough as they would be in converting some other types of home which makes these conversions a bit cheaper than one might expect.
If you own a bungalow and find yourself needing a bit of extra living space then consider a bungalow loft conversion among your options for creating that space. You just might find that this is the ideal solution for adding room to your home without taking up space in your yard.