Unfortunately, in the majority of cases, your insurance will not cover you in the case of a damp problem like rising damp or condensation. This is because damp usually falls under the category of ‘gradual deterioration’, which most buildings, contents and landlord insurance policies do not cover.
Basement conversion ideas
Looking to increase the space in your home? A basement conversion may just be the best solution for you!
Whether you are based in Chelsea or Cheshire, the popularity of basement conversions is increasing.
Basements are an ideal way to providing additional living or sleeping space to an existing property. If your family is growing, a basement conversion is a fantastic way to ensure your home grows with it, without the hassle and expense of moving.
Property space (in London) remains at a premium and utilising your basement space is a helpful way to increase your living space effectively.
It has been reported that the addition of a basement can add an average 15-20% to the value of a property.
If you own a period property and your current kitchen is smaller than you would like, you may want to consider using your basement conversion to create a fantastic basement kitchen. You can really create a feeling of space and light, creating a kitchen-diner atmosphere in which the entire family can really relax in.
Looking to create an extra bedroom? Why not consider a spacious bedroom complete with en suite? You may want to take things one step further and look to use your basement conversion as a dedicated all-inclusive guest suite, incorporating a bedroom, en-suite bathroom and a combined living and kitchen space too!
If you and your family are constantly entertaining, why not look to create a basement conversion entertainment area where you can have a surround music system, large TV screens and lots of comfortable seating areas.
Talking of entertainment, why not consider a cinema room, where you can watch your favourite films on a large cinema screen from the comfort of your favourite chair eating the obligatory popcorn!
We love the idea of using a basement conversion as a fun games room, where you can play retro games like pinball, arcade games galore. You could even add in a pool or snooker table as well!
There are many ways to use your existing basement space and the best way to achieve this is via a basement conversion. So if you are based in Bournemouth, Poole or any part of Dorset, Hampshire or Wiltshire, contact Croft Preservation for an informal discussion on how you could utilise your basement space via a basement conversion.
A new study from Privilege Home Insurance has revealed that damp is a major issue putting off potential buyers and renters from submitting an offer on a property.