When wanting to increase the space in your house, it is likely that you’re facing the tricky decision of whether to convert your loft or extend your home. As there are so many different benefits to both options, we’ve looked at some of the advantages and disadvantages of each, and come up with some questions that you can ask yourself to help you make the decision.

Loft Conversion

Choosing to convert your attic space is a great way to make the most of existing space in your home. A loft conversion won’t take up previous garden space and can often be cheaper than adding an extension to your home. Adding an extra room or two to the upper storey of your home could mean that you lose space on the floor below as you may need to make way for a staircase, but sacrificing space here means that you end up with a new versatile space.
Not all houses are suitable for loft conversions, as modern homes may not have much attic space, so you may discover that you don’t have enough space. If you are unsure whether your home has enough loft space for converting, then get in touch for a no obligation consultation.

Ask yourself…

•    Am I happy with another set of stairs in my home?
•    Is there enough room in my attic?
•    What will the space be used for?

House Extension

Extending your home might take up some of your garden or outdoor space, but can provide much needed or desired extra rooms. An extension is the perfect option for homeowners who want a larger kitchen, or a new dining room, and a multi-storey extension means that you can have extra rooms both upstairs and downstairs – a great option for growing families.
Extending your home can be more costly than other building work, but can make serious improvements to a home.

Ask yourself…

•    Will I be happy with a smaller garden?
•    Do I need a single or multi-storey extension?
•    What will I use the space for?

Whichever option you choose, make sure that you use an experienced building company to help you make the most of your south west London home. J Wolf Construction are friendly builders operating in Wimbledon and throughout south west London. We can help you throughout the whole home improvement process, from architectural plans to decoration, so get in touch to discuss your plans.