Add Space and Value – Convert the Loft!
There could be a vast, unused space above your head ripe for converting into anything from a playroom or hobby room, to a bedroom. The loft at some properties can be a cavernous space but what would you do to convert and style your loft?
1. Create a beautiful ‘den’
Dens are just for kids! There is something cosy and comforting about having a space in your home where only you and your family enjoy some well-earned downtime. From creating a library to a space where you just nap on your day off or hideaway from the world in an evening, creating a loft den can be cheap and simple. If you are not using it as a permanent bedroom, you won’t need a staircase but a solid, foldable loft ladder would do the trick.
Contact the team about other ideas for loft conversions that may not need planning permission.
2. Add a bedroom (even when head height is limited)
Adding a guest bedroom is ideal in the loft space, making much better use of the space even if your loft isn’t huge. Adding a ‘mezzanine’ level by building a ‘sleeping platform’ for a large mattress is great for occasional guests but beware that unless the loft has a permanent staircase of its own, it can’t be called a bedroom and neither will it meet safety regulations.
3. Games room
We all know how important extra social space when you have a growing family and when it comes to versatility, a converted loft offers the best of everything. From playroom to teenage hangout, to a family games space, a converted loft is an ideal family room.
4. A decadent boudoir
How wonderful would it be to have a bedroom that is not only sumptuously and stylishly decorated but contained nothing but a bed? Creating a space just for you is perfectly possible with loft conversions, especially if you turn to a local, established and experienced loft conversion company in Glasgow. It could be an occasional bedroom, a space that only you know about…
5. Cinema loft scape
For HD TVs and projectors to be appreciated at their best, they need a flat wall or screen in a darkened room so that the bright, vivid colours dazzle. The loft could be the perfect spot. Opt for skylight with blackout blinds and use sofas around the edges of the converted loft for ample cinema seating. And then switch on and sit back to enjoy the latest blockbuster on Netflix or another platform.
The secret to a well-designed loft conversion – future-proofing it
As home improvements go, opting for a loft conversion is possibly one of the easiest and cheapest to do. The structure is already in place and aside from a few structural checks, the room of your dreams is often only a few days’ work.
But the secret to investing in a loft conversion that is beautiful, stylish and above all, usable is to plan it with the future in mind. And that means creating a blank canvas space that can be styled and changed as your needs and wants change too.
When it’s done, you’ll wonder why you didn’t convert the loft sooner…