How To Design Your Loft Conversion
With experts estimating that a well-designed loft conversion can increase the price of your home by up to 25%, a loft conversion is an excellent way to add space (and value!) to your home without having to extend your property outwards.
However, after getting your loft converted into an extra room, it can be difficult to design it in a way that makes it feel like an extra room in the home, not just a converted loft.
Whether you’ve recently converted your loft or are in the initial planning stages, we’ve put together some tips when it comes to designing the perfect loft conversion.
Add some carpets
The loft of a house can get cold in winter, even if it is well insulated. Whilst they look good, hard wood flooring can make the room seem cold and lifeless. It can also be noisy! By adding a plush carpet to your new loft conversion, you can create a warm, cozy living space that you’ll want to spend time in.
To create a cohesive design, consider carrying the same carpet, skirting and even wall coverings up the stairs and into the loft.
It’s best to plan what furniture you will have in your new loft conversion before you begin the build. To start with, look at the shell of your room and think about how it will be used on a day-to-day basis, and what functionality you need.
Make sure to consider sloped ceiling heights and how they will impact the furniture you choose. If you’re planning an en suite, make sure you have thought about the ceilings and what headroom you’ll require. If you have selected a huge walk-in shower, having to stoop puts a damper on things. Likewise, make sure you won’t hit your head on the ceiling when you get out of bed each morning!
No matter how much (or little!) storage you already have in your home, all rooms need some sort of storage. This is especially true if your once-storage-space is now a functioning room.
However, attics can be difficult rooms to add storage to. With many off-the-shelf cabinets and wardrobes being unsuitable due to sloped ceilings, you should look into wardrobes designed specifically for eaves.
With bespoke storage solutions, even the smallest corners can be made into valuable handy storage spaces, which is crucial for most attic conversions.
Add the finishing touches
Whilst your room may now be functional, why not add some art, ornaments and finishing touches to really breathe life into the room?
Whether you go for bold prints, some foliage or a few unique ornaments – adding some softer touches will help tie the room together and create a homely, lived-in space.
Although there is a lot to consider when you’re planning a loft conversion, it’s well worth the investment. By carefully planning your furniture and storage solutions along with adding some softer touches, you too can create a stunning loft conversion that ticks all the right boxes.