Loft Conversion Ideas
Lofts are not just handy for storing Christmas lights and dusty old hand me downs, a well-designed conversion is one of the most cost-effective ways to gain more living space and can add value to your home.
Whether it is a new home office, an extra bedroom, or a family area that you want, our loft conversion ideas will help to inspire you. Below, we have included some key design tips and tricks to help you transform your loft from a rarely visited storage space to a part of your home you will want to show off.
We have previously written some extremely helpful guides where we have broken down a lot of information from technical wording to different types of conversions.
Loft conversions often get a lot of backlash due to the sloping ceilings and awkward angles typical of loft spaces making them seem challenging. But a cleverly designed layout and some nifty features can make all the difference.
The use of transparent materials such a as glass as much throughout your new loft space can help to bring in light to emphasise the sense of more space. The use of mirrors strategically place can also help to make a room look a lot bigger.
Show Off The Staircase
The staircase leading up to your loft can take up a considerable amount of floor space below, so it is always good to make this a feature. Spiral staircases are a good solution for space saving and installing a bookcase underneath diagonally can be a great way to gain storage.
Frame A View
One of the best things about being up in the rafter is the panoramic views you will have from your new vantage point. Make the most of them with strategically positioned windows.
Make the most of your original features.
If you live in a character property, take advantage of bare brickwork and timber beams to offset modern interiors.
Use Every Inch Of Space
Make slanted ceilings work for you, by positioning baths in areas with low head height or using tight spaces for storage.
Do not neglect the exterior
The interior of your loft can look as beautiful as can be, but if you have not thought about the outside too you could risk creating an eyesore. Keep to the period of your home and make it look like the conversion was always there.
Think Outside Of The Box
Loft conversions are most commonly used as extra bedrooms, but this is not always the case. Change it up and think of new family room instead.