Residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea love it so much, they rarely choose to move to a new area. Who can blame them? With some of the most desirable properties in London, exclusive shops, restaurants, bars and stunning green spaces as well as terrific transport links, Kensington and Chelsea really is a prime location.
Properties here come with premium price tags, the average house price in the last quarter of last year being an incredible £1.3 million, over five times higher than the national average. Smart Kensington and Chelsea homeowners are looking to their roof space to increase not only the square footage of their homes, but also, undoubtedly, the property’s value.
Whether detached, semi-detached, terraced or a top floor apartment, converting a loft in Kensington and Chelsea is always a wise investment. Whether you choose to create a simple guest bedroom, a playroom, a work space, a relaxing space, an en-suite or even a wet room, a loft conversion will provide a return.
As a general rule, if you have a minimum height of 2.3 metres across at least half of the floor area, a loft conversion is a worthwhile undertaking. Some thought and planning will be required – for instance the best location to site the stairs – and there may have to be some minor alterations to the upper floor of your accommodation to allow for the conversion. A successful loft conversion will blend into the property as though it has always been there. In our experience, the loft conversion is very often the most argued over room in the house as everyone seeks out the peace and quiet it can provide…alternatively it is the perfect place to house noisy teenagers!
Be it in Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge or Notting Hill, converting loft space in any area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea really does make financial sense.