Commissioning a basement conversion is becoming a growing trend in the UK, particularly in London where space is at a premium. Utilising the dead space underneath a house has long been popular in the US and Canada and now the move to convert basements is gathering speed over here as householders realise how such a basement conversion can bring all sorts of lifestyle benefits.
Perfect for the City Dweller
Any homeowner knows that often the only option when looking to build an extension on a house is to build into the back garden. This can often prove hugely restrictive if space is at a premium such as in a big city like London where gardens are often small and considered a luxury. A London basement conversion is therefore the perfect answer for those who don’t want to sacrifice the precious outdoor space they already enjoy for bricks and mortar.
Utilising that Space
A basement conversion can add a surprisingly large added dimension to a house giving homeowners a huge choice of what to do with the new space. The most popular choices are usually a new gym, a larger kitchen, a playroom, ‘man cave’ or games room with cinema and maybe a private workspace or office. When room is tight in a house these options are often not practical to install on ground floor, upstairs rooms or the most common location for an extension – the loft. Having functional rooms, which may require large and heavy equipment is far more practical when they are part of a basement conversion and close to the main living areas of a house as opposed to the bedrooms.
A Basement Conversion can make you Money
Think about property prices in the English capital and the benefits of a basement conversion in London are clear. Many experts estimate that a basement conversion could potentially increase the value of a property by up to 30%. Then there are the other money-making benefits a converted basement could bring if you decide to keep living in your house. A basement could be converted into an ideal residence for a lodger with the extra room under a house ensuring far less disruption to everyday life for the homeowner and more privacy for the person renting. Extra entrances to a property through the basement only increase the potential for rental income.
Simply Basement offer homeowners and developers a high-quality service to increase their home’s scale and value by extending it downwards. A full design and build package is also available to guide clients through the architectural and planning permission side, right through to actual construction of the basement.
Contact Simply Basement for our enquiry form or call our Simply hotline on 0800 917 7571.