Love it or list it?
Did you watch Channel 4’s “Kirstie and Phil’s Love it or List it” the other night? They were in Preston with a couple who were torn between moving or extending. One wanted to move, the other one didn’t. A bit of a dilemma! You can watch the episode here thanks to Channel 4’s ALL4!
Phil was encouraging them to move, whilst Kirstie wanted them to extend. There were some stunning properties on the market that were just what they were looking for, but in the end they chose to extend.
They ended up extending the property by way of an amazing loft conversion. Their previously unused loft space was completely transformed into a beautiful master bedroom with incredible views. They had an en-suite put in, with an absolutely gorgeous and unique basin! The view from the bedroom that the double patio doors allowed them was something that many people can only wish for! In the end, they both agreed to “Love it” rather than “List it.” And to top it off, they added £42,000 to the value of their home!!
Of course, there are also benefits to moving rather than improving. If you don’t like the area that you live in, or you have to relocate it’s a totally different scenario. However, if you love where you live, and only want to move because your house doesn’t suit your needs, it’s well worth considering a loft conversion if it’s possible. If not, a garage conversion can also afford you the additional space you need.
There are all sorts of options you can consider, especially if you have an amazing view from your house. The new Velux Cabrio is a fantastic alternative to a fixed balcony, and costs less too!
If you’re considering moving, why not find out about the possibility of converting your loft or garage instead? Much less upheaval than packing your life into boxes!