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Basement Conversion, Think “Upstairs Downstairs” with a 21st Century Twist!

In times gone by, many historic homes in London and the home counties would have had huge basement space, enough for kitchens, wine cellar, dry larders, meat larders, dairy scullery and even a bakehouse.  That’s without the laundry and the servants quarters! 

Think Downton Abbey, or the 1970’s classic “Upstairs Downstairs”.  It was the “norm”, houses were constructed with the basement completely in mind.  The reason being was

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Light is a key ingredient in your basement conversion

Basement Bedroom
A basement bedroom can provide a sound lights sleep and can illuminate in inspire in the morning.

There are plenty of ways you can extend the space in your home, by using the space beneath your fee!  The most simple option is to create a simple utility basement conversion with no windows, ideal for a workshop, utility room, wine cellar, or for storage, freeing up above-ground space for other uses.  With a little more investment in electrical and plumbing works, and finishes to the walls and floor, the basement space can be upgraded further still,  to create a great games room,

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How Can a Basement Conversion Add Value To My Home?

how can a basement conversion add value to my home
Basement Masters Conversion

A basement conversion gives you so much flexibility on how to gain the maximum benefit from extending your home.

Unlike converting your loft space, which invariably lends itself to the creation of additional bedroom and en-suite bathroom space, a basement conversion offers scope for extending the main living areas of your home.  Of course, additional bedroom and bathroom space will add immediate value to your home, and improve its saleability, however you can think out of the box with a basement conversion!

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