THE ADVANTAGES OF BASEMENT CONVERSIONS

As more people discover this and the cost of space rises ever higher, basement conversion in London has expanded ten-fold since 2001. The borough of Kensington and Chelsea, for example, has seen a rise in planning applications from 46 to 450, and is looking into introducing tighter controls – but the economics will remain compelling for years to come, and …

THE RISE OF THE ICEBERG HOME – WHY LONDONERS ARE DIGGING DOWN, NOT GOING UP

Although these so-called iceberg homes are few and far between, there are now several properties across London with swimming pools, bowling alleys, cinemas and even tennis courts in their capacious basements. In Kensington and Chelsea only 10% of planning applications for basement construction are refused. No longer do the inhabitants pop out to the gym, they simply pop down to …

THE LATEST DESIGN TRENDS FOR YOUR BASEMENT

If you’re planning to convert your basement this year or you just want to give it a bit of a redesign, we look at some of the latest interior design trends to keep your space looking up to date. Whether you want to create a unique basement conversion or opt for a more natural design theme, we have got all …

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WAYS OF INCREASING NATURAL LIGHT IN BASEMENT CONVERSIONS

One of the issues when planning a basement conversion is how to increase the amount of light, as naturally, they can suffer from being dark spaces where very little natural light is able to get in. However, with careful design and construction, this is an ideal way to gain an extra room that is filled with light and completely useable. …

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THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO CONVERTING A BASEMENT

Everyone seems to want more space these days. Whether you need more rooms for your growing family, require a home office or just want extra leisure space, converting or expanding a basement in London could be the answer. Although adding extra rooms to your home will inevitably cost a considerable amount of money and take a lot of time and …

HOW TO MAKE YOUR BASEMENT CONVERSION GO SMOOTHLY

The first and most important thing to do is to make sure you choose a reputable company to carry out the project. If you can, get a personal recommendation from someone who has used the firm before – preferably a friend, member of your family or colleague. That way, you can rest assured your conversion will be completed with the …