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Britons want to convert dead space in their homes

Published: 29 May 2007
With ever-increasing house prices, stamp duty and an easing in planning laws, British homeowners are keen to convert 'dead space' in their properties.
Britons want to convert dead space in their homes
A study by AA Home Insurance has found that Britons want to make the most of their properties - whether that is inside or outside of the home.

A study of more than 2,000 UK adults established that:
  • attics (52%) are the most popular option for conversion;
  • almost one in five (18%) want to convert space for adult children;
  • the value of possessions in rooms that were 'dead space' is £28bn;
  • sheds are being used to create 'alternative' spaces, with 15% of homeowners using them as 'outhouse offices'.

    The most popular spaces to convert are attics/lofts, garages, sheds and basements.

    While the most popular rooms to create are a family bedroom, guest bedroom, office, bathroom, dining room.

    The study found the value Britons spent on converting parts of their homes now stands at £90bn.
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