On any level, a loft conversion makes sense. It can add much-needed space to your home and up to 20% in property value. If you want to unlock and maximise your unused space, here are five ideas to inspire you.
With so many of us working from home for the first time, creating a dedicated office is a smart use of your newly created space. Utilise the available space to the best effect with bespoke furniture, storage and shelving. Ensure plenty of natural light to create a healthy working environment and utilise anti-glare blinds so that you can use your laptop anywhere.
Think about adding a shower room with a toilet so you can avoid repeated trips up and down the stairs and make sure you include plenty of power points for all your office equipment.
Adding a master suite to your home adds value as well as creating the ultimate personal space. Consider adding a Juliet balcony or even a roof terrace for maximum wow factor and add a dressing room and en-suite to maximise the space. A bedroom extension is a hugely popular choice and is ideally suited to an under the eaves conversion.
When it comes to your en-suite, a shower will require a standard head height, but a freestanding bath looks beautiful positioned under a skylight where head height isn’t so much of a concern.
Another stunning use for your newly converted space is to create a hobby room, and your unlocked square footage lends itself to use as a home cinema, music room or even a gym.
Consider installing high levels of sound installation and triple glazing to reduce noise transference and opt for flooring that muffles footfall. If you intend to install gym equipment, have the floor reinforced to take the extra weight and impact.
If your home has stunning views or you simply need more space for a growing family, an extra living space adds financial value and creates a sense of relaxation and wellbeing. Consider maximising views and natural light through the clever use of glazing. This will depend on the type of conversion you’re planning, but adding a floor to ceiling glazing or a roof terrace can turn a stylish living room into a stunning one.
Bar and entertainment space
If you love entertaining at home, then a home bar could be the ideal way to add value, especially if you have a smaller space unsuitable for other uses. Whether you decide to go bold with colour or create a chic hangout space, a well-stocked home bar is a fantastic way to add something unique to your home. Add multimedia capability and blackout blinds for home cinema evenings.