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All the Mod Cons you could Possibly Need for your Loft Conversion

06.10.14

Anyone who has ever watched Channel 4’s George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces will know there are some great gadgets and gizmos out there to make your life easier and your home more fabulous. Technology in the home is often the preserve of the kitchen or bathroom, but don’t rule out your loft conversion as a place of tech heaven. 

Here are some loft conversion ideas consisting of the latest mod cons which will set any techie’s heart racing: 

Let there be Light  

Windows are no longer bog standard. If you want the latest in window technology for your loft conversion, there’s plenty of choice. How about remote controlled skylights or domed sky lanterns? These allow plenty of light in and allow you to control ventilation too.  

Alternatively, how about a roof window that folds out into a balcony, or glass panels that open up the whole of one side of the house, for the ultimate in star gazing?  

Don’t forget that you can also buy remote controlled blinds for your windows and artificial light can also be remotely controlled or even installed with sensor technology. You won’t have to lift a finger! 

Let there not be Noise 

As well as letting light in, you’ll probably want to keep noise out, especially if you live on a busy flight path. Sound proofing your loft conversion is a great technology idea, especially if you’re planning on using the room as a bedroom. 

Eco-Lofts 

While you’re in the process of converting your loft, why not add solar panel technology? This will reduce your electric bill considerably, and you’ll be doing your bit for the environment too.  

If you’re extending at the same time as converting your loft, and you want to go totally Grand Designs, you can sometimes install sedum rooftops to flat roofs which act as a habitat for bees and butterflies, and planning authorities love the fact that they soak up rainfall, which can prevent sewer overflow and flash flooding. 

Multi-Functional Loft Conversions 

The main reason that most people extend into the attic is to gain that extra space that would make your life more workable. For example, guest rooms have to double as home offices. If this is the case, make sure you put the correct wiring and other technologies in place to cater for all needs. 

A guest room would need plug sockets by the bed for lamps and charging phones, and your home office is likely to need WiFi access and either space for a kitchenette, or at the very least a kettle and mini fridge, so make sure the room is kitted out accordingly. 

Whole Rooms of Gadget Heaven! 

Of course, you could dedicate the whole of your new room to technology. Increasingly homeowners are extending upwards in order to gain that luxury space they wouldn’t otherwise have. Some great loft conversion ideas that we’ve seen recently have included home cinema rooms, teenage (and big kid!) games rooms, and even home recording studios. 

No matter what you decide to do with your new loft, Bespoke Lofts can make sure that you get the most out of the space, so that you too can be in techie heaven before you know it!  Call today for a quote.

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