A loft conversion is a big investment that will need a lot of planning ahead of time before you decide to go ahead with it. With an investment this big, it will make sense to have an idea of what you are going to use the space for and how you are going to go about building a loft extension.
Loft conversion companies will assist you with the planning permissions, design and construction; however you will need to give them a few suggestions or at least an idea of how you want the loft to end up looking. This will ensure that you get the results you want, which is important when you are spending this much.
If you are in a situation where you want to get a loft conversion because you need more space in your home, but want inspiration on how to utilise the space, then this article is perfect for you.
Here are a few ideas of how you can use a loft conversion room:
A Light Office
A loft conversion is great for rooms where you want to introduce more natural lighting. Having a big window across one wall is a popular choice for many people who choose to get their loft converted.
Having a bright space is ideal for an at home office area because it encourages productivity and generally just brightens the room, making it more enjoyable to work.
Offices are the perfect fit for a loft space and will allow you to put storage compartments, cupboards and desk space in the slots beneath the eaves. Your desk will be covered in light due to the wide, inventive windows placed and installed in your loft.
A regular roof light will give you the effect of natural lighting, but having a large window in your loft or attic will give a more subtle light. It also allows you to look down onto the view around your home.
A Chilled Zone
A loft can also be converted into a spare room or an entertainment room where you can go to relax and chill out. You can install LED lights or fairy lights on the roof and put a couple of bean bag chairs in the loft or attic room to make a chill out zone to come home to. This is a good idea for people who like having their own space. It is also good for activities like reading and drawing because it is on the top storey away from the rest of the house, which will mean less noise can be heard from in the loft room.
It is more common for loft conversions to be utilised as a spare bedroom or bathroom space. Having another bedroom made is something that can be done easily. Not many changes will need to be made in an existing loft except for a change in furniture. In cases where it is a loft conversion built from scratch, it is also usually quite straightforward because it requires the basics; lighting, electricity, insulation and heating.
A spare loft bedroom is a good idea for big families and growing families.
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