You’ve made the decision to convert your loft space into a room and have decided to go ahead with a loft conversion. You’ve taken into account all the issues related to the size of your space, and have chosen your VELUX windows and blinds in order to give your room the right amount of light and shade it needs to be comfortable and inhabitable. Now you need to decide what you are going to use your extra rooms and space for.
Here are a few suggestions for ways to use your loft space.
A new Bedroom
Probably the most obvious choice, a new master bedroom can be a perfect fit for your loft space, often with the advantage of an ensuite bathroom too. The room can be bright and airy due to the VELUX windows, but blackout blinds can ensure you still get a good night’s sleep. A loft bedroom is usually of a decent size, and, if your family is expanding, can mean you can accommodate a growing family without needing to move house. It can also be an adult only haven away from the children.
A dressing room
Another idea is to have your loft space as a dressing room/walk in wardrobe. If you have more clothes than you know what to do with, this could be an effective and stylish way to sort your storage issues, and create a beautiful space fit for a Hollywood star.
A study/home office
If you need a space in your home in which to work, your loft space could make a really useful home/office. Situated in a quieter part of the home, away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of your house, a home office in the loft could allow you to work in peace. Similarly, it could also make a good study space for teenagers sitting GCSEs and needing somewhere to revise and concentrate.
A Den/Man cave
Man caves tend to be outdoor spaces – a shed or summer house that has somehow been converted to a sanctuary or bastion of maleness – complete with beer cooler, bean bags and a dartboard. But if you want to house your man cave or den in warmer surroundings, then the space in your loft may just be the answer to your prayers.
Do you have a loft conversion – what room does it house in your house?