Posted on September 01 2016
If you are fortunate enough to own a spacious attic in your home, you may have pondered about converting it into a more useful space. Over the few previous years, many people have preferred to stay in their current home instead of moving due to the challenging economy, but as families get bigger we find we need more room. There are numerous large home improvement projects that we can try to increase the size of our property, but converting the loft tends to be the more popular choice and often the simplest of increasing your home's usable space.
One of the most popular ways to use the added space is to create an extra bedroom. As the family grows, not having enough bedroom space for children puts the highest demand on our homes, so by converting this available loft space is the ideal solution. You will have to consider if you have adequate headroom when you renovate, and once you add in supports and flooring that area will become smaller. A bedroom needs proper storage of course, and sloping ceilings don’t tend to lend themselves to wardrobes so you may need to have built cupboards installed or a small height chest of drawers.
If kids toys and equipment overrun you in the rest of your home, or if your children are older and need their space, then converting the area into a hangout is the perfect way to keep the disorder and noise tidily tucked away. If the children's bedrooms are not very spacious, and they want room for sleepovers, adding sofa beds and bean bags is an excellent solution, and your kids will love their private space.
More and more people are working from home nowadays, and if you don’t have a dedicated room but do have an untouched loft, and think it would make an excellent workspace for you. You may have wanted to start your own business and needed space to work. The loft could be the solution!
Spare Room and En-Suite
If your living space is full, but you still need space for guests and overnight visitors, again, converting the attic into an extra room or possibly a further bathroom could be the answer. You’ll need to consult the experts if you’re going to fit a bathroom. Putting in stairs will impact the space on the floor underneath, and while there are many ways to do it, you’ll need to find one that is practical and works for you and your family.