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Loft Conversions in Unusual Places

13.11.15

1.    Barn Conversion

If you’re a fan of Channel 4’s Grand Designs, you’ll know all about barn conversions. Often barn conversions are done in such a way that the interior space is open from floor to roof, but if you can go more traditional if you wish.

By traditional, we mean converting it into a two storey dwelling, whereby the space under the eaves becomes valuable and usable living space – bedrooms, bathrooms, a home office, etc. – and is effectively a loft conversion.

The great thing about a barn conversion with a liveable loft space under the eaves is that the dimensions are often huge, so your room proportions can be generous, and you can include the likes of picture windows on gable ends, if you so wish.

2.    Garage Loft Conversion

If you've got a detached garage – or even a semi-detached garage with a generous pitched roof space – you can often convert the space under the eaves into something usable.

A loft conversion above a garage, if generous enough, can make a great piece of self-contained additional accommodation. This works well if you want to take in lodgers, or even use the space as a holiday let.

3.    Studio Lofts

If you’re adding a studio or workroom to your garden or grounds, why not think about including some loft space within the new structure?

You may be able to build one which just has enough space for a little cubby in the loft (perfect as a reading nook or chill out space, especially if you've got great views across your land!) or otherwise, the space could be used purely as storage. Bookcases accessed by a ladder, for example, make a great little library in such a space.

4.    Holiday Lodge

If you’re looking to build a brand new holiday lodge, or convert an existing structure into holiday accommodation, consider including a small loft space or second storey, as this will give you an additional bedroom to let.

Even the smallest of cottages, log cabins and holiday lodges can include a second storey under the eaves with a bit of imagination. This works really well if you want to have a double bedroom on the ground floor for the adults and a twin bedroom upstairs for the children.

No matter what type of loft conversion space you wish to create, you can be creative and make it work for you. Speak to Bespoke Lofts, and we’ll help you to transform even the most unusual of spaces.

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