14 Feb Spotlight on … Beckenham
Beckenham is like a second home for Econoloft thanks to the amount of time we spend in the area, adding additional rooms to a range of property types.
The town has some lovely period homes including Victorian and Edwardian houses, typical 1930s semi-detached, flats and of course, terraced properties, making the range of properties available suitable for all demographics.
Beckenham itself is far enough outside of London for professionals and families to take advantage of a small town, some say village, atmosphere. Yet when it comes to commuting, it is a mere 13.5 km from Charing Cross and boast nine railway stations – Beckenham Junction, Clock House, Birkbeck, New Beckenham, Ravensbourne, Kent House, Elmers End, Eden Park and Beckenham Hill – making it a pretty perfect location.
The town has a lot to offer including lots of green spaces for families, dog walkers and keep fit enthusiasts. Kelsey Park offers numerous facilities including a lake, tennis courts, golf, café and playground. Croydon Recreation Ground offers a bandstand and bowling green and both parks are always busy whatever the time of year.
Residents are very well served by shops that include independents as well as chains and it’s a similar story for restaurants which offer lots of choice to suit every lifestyle.
For culture vultures, the Bridge House Theatre offers popular shows that are often a sell out and film buffs can catch up with the latest releases at the Odeon cinema.
John and Jane Allison and their two children lived in a 1930s mid-terraced house and purchased it with the intention of adding a loft conversion which would transform their home into one large enough to accommodate a growing family. Econoloft added a master bedroom and en-suite.
“We knew that the standard two bedrooms and a box room would not be big enough for our growing family,” said John. “However, buying a bigger property in the area we wanted to live was just too expensive. A loft conversion made much more financial sense and we are sure the Econoloft conversion has added value to our home.”
Zoopla estimate the average terraced house in Beckenham is £539,594 and similarly, Foxtens say a three-bedroomed house is between £485,000 to £525,000. However, when it comes to an average 4-bedroomed home, the price shoots up starting from £485,000 to well over a million. When you consider that a loft conversion in Beckenham with Econoloft is on average around £35,000 – you can see why so many homeowners in the area are not only adding extra space – but also adding considerable value.
To discuss how add value to your home in Beckenham call Econoloft today.
Acknowledgement: Image of Beckenham used under Creative Commons license, taken by Bill Boaden