Last week, my husband was telling me that his best friends had just bought a new home and sold their old home within 1 week. This prompted us to take a casual look for a new home too! After looking at the rightmove website, we found a few old houses with big front drives and four double bedrooms, but nothing really caught our attention. Most of them needed updating, which we don’t fancy doing right now.
We are certainly very happy with our current home but we could do with a bit more space. Recently, we had put in floorboards in our loft as we are running out of space to store the children’s junk, toys and cardboard boxes that we’re not quite ready to recycle yet. This has been such a great help to alleviate our storage problems. We did think of converting it into a loft room which we found out wouldn’t affect our council tax. However, the new owner would have to pay the extra council tax for the extra room created after the re-evaluation when buying/selling. But converting it into a loft room wasn’t an option for us as we simply didn’t have the budget for it.
So when we are able to accumulate the budget, we were thinking of converting the loft space into a guest room and a storage room. We would put a few skylight windows in the guest room, and maybe a skylight window in the storage room too. Having windows up in the loft will give the room much needed lighting and it will also provide a decent view. Of course, we were also thinking of using VELUX duo blackout blind. These are classy and stylish blinds but also blackout the sunlight which would be of great value during summer! They not only look great but are also great for energy efficiency.