Do you dream of creating the ultimate party pad, but don’t have millions of pounds to spend on a London mansion?
You’re not alone. Who among us hasn’t gazed jealously at the lifestyles of the rich and famous in magazines like Hello?
But even if moving to an 8-bedroom luxury mansion isn’t in your budget, there are ways you can turn your existing home into a party pad.
You’ll still need to raise some funds, but as many of these options will actually add value to your house, you may be able to take out a loan to cover the cost of the work.
Get a loft conversion
Party pads tend to be big, so if you’re living in an average terraced house in a London suburb, you’re probably going to need to add some extra space.
That means getting a loft conversion for your London house. Now, the average loft conversion tends to add an extra bathroom and an extra couple of bedrooms. But who said you had to stick with average?
How about adding a home cinema? Or a sauna? Anything your imagination can conceive, can be built as a loft conversion.
Of course, it’s the extra bedrooms that will really add value to your property, but you can always convert your dream attic to something more mundane when it’s time to sell.
Get a basement conversion
Of course, if you want a dream party pad, a loft conversion on its own just isn’t going to cut it, so you need to push out the boat and go all the way with a basement conversion.
A good basement conversion can add even more space than a loft conversion, so it’s a really excellent way to make your party pad a reality.
Again, you can always add extra bedrooms with your basement conversion, but again, it pays to think bigger.
How about a games room? And of course, don’t forget to leave space for your wine cellar.
Give your kitchen a facelift
A true party pad is able to cope with anything from wild nights to more intimate dinners, so make sure your kitchen is up to scratch.
A wine fridge and a free-standing cooking area are the bare minimum. And of course, you’ll need plenty of space for a table to seat your closest friends.
Get a swimming pool
If you want the ultimate party pad, then there’s no getting around it. You’re going to need a swimming pool. And maybe a Jacuzzi too.
Whether it’s a full on pool party, or just chilling out after a night on the town, a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi will make your place the must-visit house among your friends and their friends.
We reckon those are pretty much all you need for a great party pad. (Unless you have a room that you can turn into a nightclub, of course).
But what have we missed let us know what you think.