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How much should a loft conversion cost?

Updated November 21, 2016

The cost of a conversion loft will vary depending on its extravagance. The cost of a conversion loft (or attic loft) will be based primarily on the size of the space, kitchen and ventilation needs. Overall, conversion lofts, according to Bron Build, "form extra rooms to increase living space" and are "very popular" in both the U.S. and England.

Prices Will Vary

The cost of a conversion loft will vary depending on its extravagance. The cost of a conversion loft (or attic loft) will be based primarily on the size of the space, kitchen and ventilation needs. Overall, conversion lofts, according to Bron Build, "form extra rooms to increase living space" and are "very popular" in both the U.S. and England.

Installations Can Be Expensive

Installation and maintenance work can exorbitantly increase the cost of a conversion loft. In order to live in an attic, explains Luxus Lofts, "bathroom electrics, smoke detectors and radiators" must also be installed. Every addition, especially those regarding "plumbing" and "electrical requirements," will make the cost higher.

Bottom Line

An average conversion loft sized at 131 square feet can cost 15,380.44 in British pounds--equal to £15,400.7 in American dollars. Adding additional rooms, warns Luxus Lofts, such as a "spare bedroom, home office or kid's playroom," can close to double the price of a conversion loft. Consult a variety of contractors to determine a price that fits your budget.

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Jeffery Keilholtz began writing in 2002. He has worked professionally in the humanities and social sciences and is an expert in dramatic arts and professional politics. Keilholtz is published in publications such as Raw Story and Z-Magazine, and also pens political commentary under a pseudonym, Maryann Mann. He holds a dual Associate of Arts in psychology and sociology from Frederick Community College.