One of the most effective and creative ways to transform your home is through a loft conversion. For those living in bigger cities without space to build outwards, a loft conversion is a great way to add some much-needed space. Just make sure you have planning permission first – research from Churchill shows that one in eight retrospective applications are refused! So ensure you make the right decision before you go ahead with any work.
Once you’ve got the planning permission in place, it’s time to think about some creative and beautiful ideas for how to turn your loft into a delightful new space.
Of course, one of the easiest and most efficient ways to expand the space available in your home is to turn your loft into a new bedroom.
This is a great way to add value, character, and space to your house. The best thing is, bedrooms created from a loft conversion are usually super cosy. Or, you can work with the roofing design and add skylights, which allow the room to bask in extra light, creating an even bigger sense of space.
Get creative with the space you have, ensure you have a colour scheme in place which does the room justice, and plan your furniture layout early on. This way, you know the exact positions of the wardrobes, storage, and a bathroom if needed.
Whether it’s a design studio, a space to unleash your creativity with photography, or an area to create pottery or arts and crafts, converting your loft into a creative space is a unique way to play with the space in your home.
Perhaps you work from home and need a new haven to escape to, in order to get those creative juices flowing. Or, it’s a hobby that you want to take to the next level. It could even just be a basic office space where you can work from home and escape during those long stressful days. Either way, whether it’s a professional or personal choice, a space where you can fully focus and get down to work can be hugely beneficial for a range of reasons – including your mental health.
So, all that’s left to do now is get shopping for the interior, and a super cool desk!
Or, take a totally different route, and create a new living room through a loft conversion.
Show off the structure of your house design, look at ways in which you can create a totally unique living space, right at the top of your house. If you already have a living room, you could use this as a secondary space, or make this your primary hub and transform the original living room into something different. Either way, look at exposed brickwork, Scandi styles, and whitewash designs to really freshen the place up and bring it fully to life as a brand new, relaxing and cosy living room.
A den is a great way to create an escape for the kids, a gaming area, or your own little fashion and beauty parlour, all from the comfort of your own home.
Looking to convert your loft into a den doesn’t have to be messy – it can be a beautiful new addition to any home.
Get creative! Pile loads of bean bags in and make it a place for the kids to relax after school, and a place you can then take over after work. There are so many opportunities, the only issue is where to start with them all.
A loft conversion opens up so many different possibilities – the only difficulty is choosing which option to go for!