A loft conversion is a great way to add space to your home. It’s far cheaper than moving to a bigger house and much less stressful.
You might know that you need more room in your home, but might be unsure of the best way to use the space to make sure you get the most out of it.
Of course, it will all depend on you and your family’s needs, but here are the top 5 ideas we came up with for using your loft conversion.
Walk-in wardrobeThis is any fashion lover’s dream. Use your loft as a home for all of your beautiful clothes and shoes, keeping them stored away neatly until you need them. Think about all the compartments you’ll require, not forgetting some comfortable seating, and get designing your luxurious space to get ready for the day in.
Your kids will soon overtake your house with their toys and games, so why not give them their own space by converting your loft into a bedroom for them? You can get creative with storage space, perhaps with under-bed storage and built in cupboards.
If you work from home a lot, having a working environment that will help you be productive is vital. Use your loft as an office to keep away from the hubbub going on downstairs. Think about how much shelf space you need, and remember to consider your windows to ensure you get lots of light into the room.
Upstairs living spaceThe average age of moving out of the parental home is going up and up, so you might find yourself with an older child still living with you. This can be as hard for you as it is for them, so think about using your loft conversion a little apartment for them. You can create an open plan bedroom with an ensuite and even a small kitchen space. This way, your grown-up child can feel independent and you can get some peace.
A place to relaxIf it’s just room to sit back and enjoy the scenery you’re after, a loft conversion could be perfect for you. If you live in a place with beautiful views, you’ll be able to see them so much better from high up. Make sure you’ve got large windows and, of course, lots of comfy seating to enjoy.
Once you’ve decided on what you’re going to use your loft conversion for, you can get started with the planning. Get at least 3 quotes for the work before you decide on a contractor to complete your conversion.