Designing a Loft Conversion
Should you be looking into doing a loft conversion, but not necessarily feeling inspired by the ideas you’ve seen so far, read on. There are numerous ‘standard’ solutions for lofts out there – you can even have been advised this is the only or the best design for your project – but the reality is that lofts can be many and various; they can be imaginative, creative and beneficial, not simply a ‘box on a roof’. So avoid accepting the norm – explore what’s possible and get a fantastic loft space.
Think Beyond The Box
One of the things that really frustrate me when looking at pictures of loft conversions online is the general blandness of it all, the white walls, and small spaces is a real turn off. Sure it increases the square footage of your home and can perhaps even add an extra bedroom.
I like looking for inspiration on pinterest and several other really interesting design companies and bring this towards your loft conversion.
Think out of the box when designing your loft conversion project, from the colours on down!
Make use of the slopes
One of the best ways to utilise the full value of the loft conversion is to take advantage of the height of the slopes on your loft conversion. This is a really great example of making use of the slopes in the ceiling.
Keep It Simple Stupid
It’s really important to keep this as simple as you can, It may contradict everything I have previously said about being creative however the general layout should be as simple as possible!
Keep it airy!
Windows can really make a loft conversion, it brings incredible light to your room and can create a perception of more space, a nice little trick is to put a mirror where the light falls and comes in from the windows.
The bigger the windows the better.
Explore your choices
You don’t always have to go with the architect that is given to you by your loft conversion company, bear in mind they probably have a deal with them but they may not necessarily be the best choice for you. There is no harm in speaking to a few local architect which have done other home design project that you like.
Celebrate clean design
Simplistic and clean design is ideal when doing any type of redesign project whether it’s a kitchen redesign, a conservatory or a loft conversion. It’s something I have always believed in when it comes to interior design.
Work with the eaves for rooms below
This image shows that converting a loft space can also profit the rooms below. In this article, the lower parts of the roof slope that give little usable space upstairs have been made available to the space below. Through installing a few of roof windows, a room that could in any other case have been quite dark and standard is stuffed with daylight and has a really special quality.
Remember to take these tips on board because the quality of the layout and the design of the loft conversion could end up costing you thousands in the long run especially when you may come to sell your home.
A London Loft Conversion can add several percentage points to your home however an excellent conversion can add significantly more.