Derby, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 13, 2009 -- Homeowners within the Derby and Mansfield areas are overlooking a simple way to increase space within their homes. With the difficult housing market, many people need to maximise their living space without moving home. However, many in this situation forget that they already have another room; their garage.
"A recent survey by lender, GE Money identified loft conversions and extensions as the most popular ways to create more space. Whilst both add value to your home, they also need significant investment," says Andy Wallbanks of Bespoke Garage Conversions. "An ideal way to create more space is to convert your garage from a glorified storage shed into another bedroom, an office, playroom or even a dining room."
With loft conversions averaging between Â£21,000 and Â£25,000, garage conversions are much easier on the pocket too, costing just a third of the price and taking as little as ten working days to complete.
"The looks of your house won't be affected either," advises Andy, "the sign of a successful garage conversion is that you can't see that your house ever had a garage, even if it means having to colour match the brickwork!"
How about some extra space to enjoy yourself, a games room or perhaps a home theatre? Or do you have a growing teenager or elderly relative who would appreciate the extra space and privacy? Perhaps a new kitchen....or maybe a playroom for the children! Whatever you decide make sure you choose a contractor who can provide the complete service, with professional teams of skilled craftsmen and workmanship guarantees. The best in the industry also offer a 10 year insurance-backed Independent Warranty Association completion certificate and will help you with the process of gaining planning permission and building regulations approval.
Before signing on the dotted line, also remember to check out their previous work to confirm that they're an experienced firm, they should be able to provide testimonials from satisfied clients, perhaps even photos of previous work. Professional outfits will be able to provide you with a detailed written quotation with a fixed price for the job, no hidden costs, and ensure that you are given full details on how the conversion will look as well as a schedule of works and fees.
So make sure you choose the right company when looking to expand you home by looking for reputable companies in garage conversions Mansfield and surrounding areas.