The popularity of cellar conversions in London has grown exponentially in recent years. With the costs and hassle associated with moving house, more and more people are choosing instead to stay put and maximise the usable space within their home instead.
Depending on the era in which a property was first built, many houses across London have an existing cellar space, which often provides the homeowner with the option of converting this from mere storage or wasted space, into an area which provides significant extra room for their home. Not only does this give you a way of increasing your living space, but can also have the benefit of adding real value to your property and making it a more desirable prospect for potential future buyers.
What can I convert my cellar into?
The options of how to use the space freed up by a cellar conversion are many. Some of the most popular uses are to create a home office or study area, to install a gym or workout space, a playroom for the children, a larger kitchen or even a ‘man-cave’ with a home cinema.
It’s worth noting that using a London cellar conversion to add an extra dwelling to your home e.g. a basement flat to rent out, is something that will usually require planning permission, whereas many of the other options may not.
Do London cellar conversions require planning permission?
Requirements do vary depending on your local authority, but many cellar conversions in London do not require planning permission as long as they fall within ‘permitted developments’ for your particular property.
Read our basement conversion planning permission guide for more details. You can find out which types of London cellar conversions are able to be carried out without planning permission and which are more likely to require it.
A cellar conversion from Simply Basement
Wherever you live in the London area, Simply Basement can guide you through the entire process. From surveying your cellar to see if a conversion is viable, right through to the architecture and design process, assisting with any required planning permission and carrying out the actual construction work.
Contact Simply Basement for our enquiry form or call our Simply hotline on 0800 917 7571 for more information or to discuss your project.