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A Loft Conversion to Suit Every Budget

01.05.17

Go simple, or go striking: either way, you’ll end up with a loft room to be proud of. Converting your loft into a habitable room is one of the best ways to gain an extra bedroom, bathroom or home office. It’s also one of the best ways to add value to your home.

You may, however, be worried about the initial outlay that the loft conversion will cost you. The good news is that there are a variety of different styles of loft conversion to suit every budget. Read on for some budget-through-luxury loft conversion ideas.

Simple Skylights

If you have financial constraints to consider, it’s better to keep things simple. Dormer windows will always add expense to a loft conversion, so instead, why not just install skylights? This works particularly well in tall, narrow lofts, but it’s a good idea just to create one room without any dividing walls which could encroach upon the space.

All this type of loft conversion needs is a staircase, insulation, the roof light installation and any basic structural work, so this tends to keep the costs low.

Part-width Dormers

If you’re looking for a more economical version of a full-width dormer window, a part-width

dormer is an excellent alternative. It may not be due to financial reasons that you would prefer a part dormer, either; some homeowners simply feel that they are more aesthetically appealing. Either way, they are slightly cheaper to install than a full-width dormer.

For something a little more expensive, why not double your dormers up, using them on either side of your loft to create a light and airy space?

Large Low-Level Roof Lights

If you wish to create some wow-factor in your loft but still have a budget to work within, why not shift your roof lights down to floor level but make them as large as possible? These tall, floor-to-beam windows are great if you have a view to show off, or if you just want to create a large open-feel space, as they create a sloping wall of glass.

Low-level roof lights like these also eliminate the dead space underneath skylight windows too, although you will lose an area that could potentially be turned over to storage.

Rear Dormer Conversions

This is the most popular type of conversion as it adds the practicality of extra head height. In a typical home, you’ll often be able to add enough space for the likes of a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, or a home office space with a cloakroom toilet, for example.

Remember that wherever you add a bathroom in a loft conversion you may need to think about additional costs such as upgrading your boiler to be able to supply all of the rooms in your home with hot water.

Wow Factor Loft Conversion Ideas

Of course, if you’re after a bit of wow factor within your loft conversion, there are some more luxurious options available to you. For example, why not opt for the floor to ceiling glass dormer windows? Or even bi-folding doors which completely open up the space onto a Juliette balcony?

Obviously loft conversions that have these striking features do come with additional costs; the likes of bi-fold doors are not an economical choice. But then why put a price on your loft conversion ideas?!

No matter what your budget, Bespoke Lofts can help to make your dreams a reality. Why not dream big? We’ll help you to put your head, and your new loft room, in the clouds!

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