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Loft Conversion Ideas to Help you Plan

24.03.14

According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) it costs approximately one third of the cost of moving to create a loft conversion. What’s more, if you get the conversion right, you’ll also add value to your home, so if you do decide to eventually move, you’ll have created equity. 

But how do you go about getting the loft conversion right? Here are our top loft conversion ideas to help you plan the perfect room: 

Windows and Maximising Natural Light 

It may sound obvious, but one of the best loft conversion ideas to follow is that of maximising natural light. There are various types of windows available to all conversions, with a dormer window adding extra head-height as well as offering opportunities for lots of natural light. 

If planning won’t allow for a dormer window, or if your roof space is already particularly high, skylights are a great alternative, and will bring in plenty of natural light to make the room warm and sunny at any time of year. 

Loft Conversion Ideas for Staircase Design 

Your new staircase doesn’t have to be a means to an end. Whilst you may want to match your new stairs to the staircase below, you could, if you so desired, create something really exciting.  

Statement staircases are all the rage at the moment so if you want to incorporate the wow factor as part of your loft conversion ideas, discuss it with your contractor from the off. 

Clever Loft Conversion Ideas for Storage 

Storage can be a challenge in a room with sloping ceilings, or in a room which was once used for storage in its entirety. However, clever loft conversion ideas can get round this problem, with many people opting for bespoke wardrobes and storage solutions to be incorporated as part of their overall design. 

If you’re worried about losing your loft storage space, which is usually the ideal place to keep infrequently used items, talk through your loft conversion ideas with your contractors at design stage. Storage for the likes of Christmas decorations and suitcases can usually be provided behind the new walls which can be boarded out to make the space completely usable. 

With a little forward planning, and lots of great loft conversion ideas, you can create the perfect new space within your existing home.

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