If you are thinking of moving home to get more space in 2019, why not reconsider and instead, consider improving rather than moving.
Moving home is one of the biggest decisions you are every likely to make and if you love where you live but just want more room for your family, the answer could be right under your nose – well your roof, to be exact.
Think of the cost of moving home
First, consider the cost of moving. There is the stamp duty cost to consider – in London and the South where property prices are high, that could be around £7,500. Next, think about all the other costs – solicitors’ fees, estate agency fees and removal fees and you could be looking at thousands of pounds more. Moving to get the extra space you want is likely to mean a bigger mortgage too – is another room really worth all that additional expenditure?
Think of the work involved in moving home
Then of course there’s all the associated work involved. How long is it going to take you to carefully pack – and then unpack your entire house. All those clothes, the crockery and kitchenware, the books, the toys and don’t forget all that ‘stuff’ in the shed or the garage.
You will also have to spend hours informing all your utility providers, online shopping, credit cards, store cards, banks, TV, broadband, pension providers and so on of your new address. You will have to redirect your post (more money) and of course, let all your friends and family know about your new contact details. It’s exhausting just thinking about it.
Think of the stress involve in moving home
And moving could mean finding a different route to work or learning all about the new bus or train timetables. The children may have to get used to a new school – now that really doesn’t bear thinking about. What’s your local shop like? Is your favourite supermarket nearby? Will you have to find another local restaurant or takeaway or, even a new local?
And we have not even started on the stress involved in moving – but it doesn’t have to be like that. Remember why you bought the house you live in now? What did you love about it? Could it have been the local community, the garden, the quirky bathroom, the light filled sitting room, the great schools. When you have a loft conversion from Econoloft, you will get the home you want without having to leave the home you love.
Get the home you want in the house you love
The average cost of a dormer loft conversion starts from £35,000 – and there’s no need to do all that admin to let everyone know you have moved. You won’t have to pack up your entire home and you won’t have to familiarize yourself with a new neighbourhood.
An Econoloft loft conversion usually takes around 8 weeks and our customers tell us that the whole process is easy to manage and stress free. Once we have completed the work, you will find yourself with a lovely, light filled space that will totally transform the whole house – and it much more cost effective than moving home.
Whatever you want more space for – extra room for the children, an adult retreat, a games room, an entertainment room or just a fabulous master bedroom suite – you don’t have to move to get it – an Econoloft loft conversion will help you fall in love with your home all over again.