It doesn’t matter whether you are planning a loft conversion or a garage conversion, it’s important to get things right. We have listed some of the common mistakes that people make when converting their home, all of which are easy to avoid with a little bit of planning.
Common Home Conversion Mistakes
First Things First – Depending on the type of home improvement project you are considering undertaking, you may find that planning permission is required before work commences, otherwise local council can issue an enforcement notice ordering the offending structure be removed and your property returned to its previous state. Using a professional construction company such as MPK Lofts will eliminate any stress on this front, as they will be able to help if you are unsure what permission is required.
Planning As You Go Along – Though plans are subject to change slightly when you’re converting an area of your home, it’s best not to plan everything as you go along. This can lead to you going over budget, delays and the space not being used to its full potential. Take the advice of an expert and have a plan in place, it’s the only way that your conversion will definitely meet your requirements.
Forgetting About Storage – Without giving some serious thought to storage in your new conversion, you could find that you don’t have enough. Though you will have hired professionals to take care of your loft conversion plans, you are the only one that knows how much storage you will really need. Consider what you’ll be storing in the new room and make sure this is known. It’ll help you to keep everything neat, tidy and organised.
Choosing Form Over Function – A lot of people make the mistake of choosing form over function, putting a great deal of importance on how a conversion will look rather than how it will function in the home. When you are using a room each and every day, you’ll want it to function well. Before getting started, imagine yourself using it and ensure you make arrangements to have everything you need in place.
Unnecessarily Wasting Space – When you are converting an area of your home, it’s important to properly utilise the space; whether it is large or small, it should be laid out in the best way possible. For example, making a corridor too wide can take away from a bedroom or bathroom where that space is much more useful. Think about where you need space the most, even if it is only an additional centimetre or two.
At MPK Lofts, we specialise in providing high quality loft conversion services in the Bristol and Bathregion, as well as garage conversions, extensions and roof repairs. When you choose our team of construction experts, you’re choosing a team that knows what they’re doing from start to finish. There’s no need to worry about mistakes being made, as you are guaranteed a professional service at all times. To find out more, get in touch.