Loft conversions can add value and more living space to your home. Embrace the original features of your loft space and experiment with new designs. Your loft could be a great creative canvas for you this year – but there are a few things you need to consider first.
There are various types of loft conversion, such as roof light, dormer and high gable. You will also need to factor in sloped ceilings, nooks, crannies and any odd angles that will inhibit your conversion. Loft conversions are a fun and exciting way to improve your home; why not give it a go this year?
Get a new perspective
The beauty of loft conversions is that they open up a whole new view from your home. Install some VELUX windows to gain more natural light and unobstructed views from your property. You might find an excellent view that you never knew existed from your home. Add a Juliet balcony for extra luxury or reading nook to make use of the space.
Add value to your home
Loft conversions can be turned into a guest bedroom, office, bathroom or master suite. Even the smallest conversion is full of opportunity if you utilise every design feature. For a smaller loft space, install a second bathroom. You need a minimum floor space of 1x 2.6m and sufficient headroom for a shower.
You could go for a mezzanine balcony that overlooks your living space and makes your home flow. Or, turn your children’s room into two with a mezzanine floor so they can have their own space while still being together. Genius!
More living space
A home office needs to be quiet, bright and away from the hustle of daily life. A loft conversion is a perfect place to put a home office. You can shut the office door at the end of the day and relax.
You could create a second living space in your loft for the older kids. Consider adding a small bathroom and kitchenette to the open-plan space. They can decorate it with their gaming consoles, posters and enjoy an area away from the rest of the family. Besides, if it gets messy, you won’t have to see it.
Loft conversions are often cheaper than relocating to a new property. Add a new bedroom if your family is expanding or a unique, entertaining space if you like to party. Light up your loft with LED ceiling lights for an extra fun feel.