Step this way for some lofty ambition
Not only are the views from a loft conversion pretty special, but a well-designed space is the most cost-effective way to gain more metres in your home.
Warning: you’ll spend the rest of the day dreaming of planning a loft extension after reading this.
They will give you more space
If you’re hankering for a bit more room, a loft conversion, as opposed to a basic conversion, will add more cubic feet to your home. If you can measure 230cm from the floor to the roof at the tallest point then it’s time to start planning …
They suit most rooms
Loft conversions create wonderful light filled rooms, and make comfortable bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, studies, playrooms … the list is (almost) endless.
A slopping roof can work to your advantage
While awkward spaces and beams can make decorating difficult, when it comes to loft conversions, they are perfect for creating a cosy snug. Try tucking a bed behind a curtain under eaves.
Split level living could be a reality
If you’re lucky enough to have plenty of height to play with in your loft, try using two levels to define areas with different uses, such as a living room and bedroom.
They can bring financial reward (and you can carry on living there while the work is carried out)
Converting loft space not only provides some much needed extra space but when done well can add value to your home, if you decide to sell. Lofts are (relatively) self-contained so, in the early stages of building, they can be accessed from the outside. This means you can continue living in the house while the work is carried out.