Space is a precious commodity in London, especially in Central London where many houses are terraced and the cost to buy per square meter is at a premium rate. You will want to add all the additional space that you can. Perhaps you have already converted your loft and had a rear extension on your property if that was possible. Are there any other routes you can go down to get additional space? One great way many Londoners are taking advantage of is basement conversions. Jeffery and Wilkes are London’s leading house renovation specialists.
Do you have a basement in your property that you are not getting the full use out of? Could you do with an extra room in your house? Perhaps you have some money you would like to invest, have you considered investing it in your own London property by adding a basement conversion? Maybe you would like some additional income and like one of our previous customers converted her basement into a self-contained apartment that they could rent on Airbnb.
In this article, we will look in more detail at ideas of what you can do with your basement.
Add an Extra Bedroom and Bathroom
If your family is growing, maybe your children are now teenagers and converting your basement into a bedroom with a bathroom is a great idea. Teenagers love having their own space and what could be better than having your own space on your own floor.
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Convert your basement into a Holiday Home
A recent customer converted their unused basement into a self- contained one bedroom apartment with an open plan kitchen/diner and courtyard with a patio. This enabled them to work less and have a second income. Refer to our portfolio to see the project in more detail – Notting Hill Escape.
A Perfect Place for Visitors!
If you have friends and family that come to stay then converting a basement is a fantastic idea. You can even add a small kitchenette so they can really have their own privacy.
A Children’s Playroom
Perhaps you have all the bedrooms you need but would love play area for your children to enjoy (and keep the mess of their toys all in one place!) Converting your basement into a fun and interactive playroom will put huge smiles on your little ones faces
How about a man cave to escape the family and enjoy some time with the lads. You can add pool table, darts, room to play computer games and of course your own personal bar!
Home Gym with Sauna
If you lead a busy life, it can be difficult after or before work driving all the way to the gym. So, if you are tight on time why not bring the gym to you? Have your own personal gym and then relax in a Sauna after
Whatever your passion perhaps its art, music, photography. Having your own studio in the basement will allow you to really get creative and enjoy the things that you love.
How cool would Family Fridays be if you had your own cinema room. Is this something you could convert your basement into?
Sometimes it is nice to have a separate entertaining space to the rest of the house. Consider converting your basement into an area you can have a party in, equipped with a bar or even a space for a small gathering with close friends and family
More and more people are working from home these days and it is proven that most people are more productive when they work at a desk in their own space. Converting your basement into an office will make you feel like you are separate from the rest f the house but will save you that commute in the morning
Downstairs Living Room
Perhaps you do need additional bedrooms but do not feel the basement will be suitable for a bedroom, you could convert it into your living room instead.
What do you think of the ideas above? Have they given you inspiration for your home? Even if you are not in desperate need for extra space, adding an additional liveable room to your home will be a great investment as it will increase the value of a home in London.
If you have an unused basement in your London home, do not waste it. Try and make the most of the additional space or use it as an investment. You can even turn it into a money-making machine right now.
More and more people are renting out rooms or apartments for holiday makers on websites like Airbnb so even if you don’t need an extra room in your house for your family you could convert the room for paying guests and earn an additional income.
If you would like a quotation to see how much this might set you back and you are based in London or West London home counties, get in touch with Jeffery and Wilkes today on 020 88193883 to arrange for your free, non-obligatory quotation!