Most homeowners want one thing from their existing home, that is more space. Increasingly, homeowners are looking to create extra space by converting and extending their cellar or utilising space under the house that’s non-functional to create a basement conversion beneath their existing property.
Unlike a loft conversion space, which typically is created for additional bedrooms, a basement can focus on providing more living area space and typically has a more flexible range of uses. So, why go through with a Basement Conversion?
Utilisation of existing space
In the UK, with a booming economy and need for extra home, it’s crucial to use any available building land we have (like underground for instance). By adding a basement to your two-story home, you’re estimated to increase your floor space by 50% more without having to build on or sacrifice any more garden space.
Basement conversion is the most environmentally friendly option for conversions, mainly because of the lower land-use involved!
Wall and floor insulation are improved with a basement conversion. With improvements like this, your basement does not overheat or cool at a fast pace.
Therefore, your basement retains heat better and controls any ups or downs in temperature. It is said that a basement can be up to 10% more thermally efficient than one built entirely above ground and will also bring about savings in the quantity of insulation material needed.
Choice of space utilisation
With basement conversions, you’re not limited to just one option to how you want to use your new addition.
Basement conversions can be used to create new bedrooms, additional bathrooms, living space areas, playrooms, even a wine cellar, and more. You’re not too limited with your creativity.
Increased home value
Not only do you gain from the extra room a conversion can provide, but like with an upgrade made to your house, you’re increasing your home value. Adding a basement conversion can add a huge boost, up to 30% of your property value!
In the need of expert advice on Basement Conversion?
At On Time Built we are experts on all types of basement conversions and we are here to help and advise you on the best way to convert your basement.
Call our friendly team on 0208 144 8008 or send us an email.
We have been working on houses just like yours in the local area for many years and can help you plan, design and build the extra space that will enhance your home and lifestyle.