A basement conversion for your home could well be an excellent choice to make. However when considering whether or not you should do this there are a lot of different factors which you should try and take into account such as cost involved , your budget , the main benefits of the conversion etc. This article will share with you our own experience of having a basement conversion arranged for one of our properties and the experience and knowledge that we gained from it.
Why We Chose A Basement Conversion
There were a number of different motivators for us considering a basement conversion. One of the main motivators for us considering this process was reducing damage to our property. As a property grows older , damage to the property can become more severe and as a result is more likely to pose a bigger risk to those inside the property. Therefore it is important that some forms of preventative action are taken in order to mitigate this overall risk. One of the most common issues associated with older properties that can adversely affect properties basements is damp.
Damp is a significant and damaging issue which can lead to a catalogue of problems over time. Therefore it is very important that damp is dealt with swiftly and effectively in order for the problem to be addressed. If damp is left untreated then it can quickly spread across a property leading to long lasting property issues. Therefore one of our main considerations for our basement has been a basement conversion. This modification would offer a significant amount of protection for our basement by damp proofing it. In addition to this it can also mitigate the effect of other damaging factors to a property such as flooding.
What Benefits Are Offered By This Process?
Overall , there are a range of different benefits that you can come to enjoy as a result of this process. One of the main benefits you can enjoy is increased property value. Properties which have had important modifications or protection added to them typically sell far better on the market. This is partly because any major modifications such as basement conversions show that a property has been looked after well by its owner.
Some of the other main benefits are :
- Improved heat efficiency in the property thanks to less potential for heat loss and draughts in the basement
- Reduced risk of property damaging thanks to the conversion process
- Potential for additional storage and space to be made within the basement by changing its overall layout
- Reduced long term repair costs thanks to pre-emptive action in order to protect the basement
- Better quality materials added to your basement for added protection
Overall in conclusion , it is clear that having a basement conversion added to your property is a brilliant way through which you can improve the overall longevity of your property as well as your basement. If you are considering doing this it is well worth taking time to research the different companies you can use to fufill this process.