When it comes to our homes, it seems that the one thing we can never have enough of is storage space. As our families grow, we need more and more space to store our belongings, our clothes, toys and all the other things that we seem to just accumulate. We resort to more cupboard space, under bed storage, we even put things in sheds and garages and hope for the best. And yet many of us ignore a storage solution that is literally right over our heads – our loft space.
Although our loft space is something we can try to convert ourselves, the best jobs are completed by professional builders like Bosaco, who not only have extensive knowledge of all types of loft conversion projects, but can ensure that you can the best possible result for your money, no matter how big or small your loft space is. Having a professional job done can mean that the room not only offers more storage space, but it can also become a room to be utilised, either as a man cave, a play space, or even, my own personal dream, a dressing room.
The loft space is something that many of us just ignore, and yet it can be the perfect storage solution. It is almost the whole of your upstairs space, and can be made into a light and airy space with the addition of roof windows. Lofts are a great place to store seasonal items, things like Christmas trees and decorations that you only need to use once a year, but are then a problem to store for the other 11 months. They can also be useful for storing old toys that you don’t want to part with but are no longer played with.
There are a few more things to consider if you plan to use your loft for storage. In older houses (like my Victorian terrace for instance), the loft space can be dusty and lofts are not designed to take much weight, so a board out is a good investment, making the space cleaner and safe for walking in.The floor can be strengthened by installing loft panels, which is a relatively simple job. A good loft ladder can also be a worth while investment, a pull up and down style that can be attached to your loft hatch and then stored in the loft when it is not needed.
If you are struggling for space in your home, moving some of your current clutter into your loft space could be just the solution you’ve been looking for.