Move or Improve with a Loft Conversion?
I've written before about how we would love to move to a bigger home, but how we really can’t afford to do so! Instead, we opted to make home improvements. This included our much loved loft conversion, which was built almost four years ago now.
We've made other changes too, like having a conservatory built back in summer 2012, and the windows replaced when I first moved to Essex way back in 2006. I think we've finally settled on further extending our home instead of making a costly move into a bigger house. We've done so much here; we want to stay! Loft conversions, like those built by Chingford based company Dolphin Home Improvements, provided hubby and I with just what we needed - some private space and another bedroom so that the monkeys could have a room each of their own. We also have our own en-suite, meaning the monkeys share the main family bathroom which leaves everyone happy!
We were recommended the firm who did our loft conversion and got really involved with the planning process and selection of fittings and fixtures. Although not huge, it's just what we needed and still remains one of my favourite rooms in the house.Our next 'move' is a single story extension on the back of the house. We’re hoping to convert the conservatory into a brick built kitchen diner with glass roof, and of course having a brand new kitchen designed to fit. This is something to look forward to in the future, but for now we're happy as we are – waking up each morning in our room, high in the sky with the velux windows open, and our own shower room just a few steps away. If you are debating whether to move home or staying put and improving your home with a loft conversion, I would highly recommend the latter; we have absolutely no regrets.