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How to Fill the Dead Space in any Loft Conversion

Dead space? There’s no such thing as dead space when it comes to a loft conversion! There are plenty of loft conversion ideas to fill any dead space within an attic extension to make it functional and stylish.

One thing that worries many homeowners about converting their loft is the fact that awkward angles under the eaves can sometimes lead to dead space. Nooks and crannies are often par for the course when converting your loft, but that doesn’t mean you can’t turn them into something useful with a few clever loft conversion ideas.

And this is regardless of the intended use for your new loft conversion, too. Creating a children’s bedroom? Using your loft space as a home office? Adding a sumptuous master suite? Whatever the use of your new attic room, there are plenty of ways that you can turn that dead space into useful space.

Children’s Bedroom loft conversion ideas

The really exciting part about dead space within a children’s bedroom loft conversion is that it can be turned into something fabulously fun.

How about using those awkward nooks and crannies to create a den? It can be in keeping with the theme for the rest of the room, so perhaps turn an alcove into a tepee if you’ve got a cowboy themed room, or a princess castle if you’ve got a little princess of your own. Alternatively, this is a great opportunity to encourage reading by creating a specific reading corner through the use of a reading den, complete with scatter cushions, fairy lights and a bookcase or basket of your child’s favourite books.

If you would rather it be put to use in a more practical way, use dead space for toy storage. Creating bespoke cupboards is a great way to store particular items, such as board games and puzzles. Corner units can be used in awkward spaces that demand it, and can be built to a bespoke specification to fit baskets, which are perfect for storing small items or toys with lots of pieces.

Alternatively, if you have slightly older children, why not create a homework and study area? There are plenty of small desks on the market to fit awkward spaces, or you could introduce a bespoke fitted table top within the space. Don’t forget to equip it with lights which can be angled for study and plenty of plug sockets and USB ports for gadget charging.

Master suite loft conversion ideas

If you’re looking to fill the dead space in a new master suite, you have several loft conversion ideas available to you. You can either make it purely decorative and fill unused alcoves or fireplaces with large houseplants or tall candles; or you can make the space work for you and use it for storage. This can be custom created to fit your needs, whether that’s to hold linen or seasonal items, or acts as hanging space for clothes but tailored to fit the space you have available to you.

Don’t forget that bespoke storage, designed to fit within the eaves, is a great way of boxing in aspects such as a loft tank, if this needs to remain within the attic space.

Although you may feel it’s a shame to lose storage space to a loft tank, you’ll be thankful for the fact that the loft tank has been hidden from general view and will make the room feel much more tidy, finished and streamlined.

Alternatively, in a master suite, why not fill odd space created by the nooks and crannies of fireplaces, for example, with open shelving? These shelves could then be both functional and decorative. Mix ornamental objects up with small basket storage to hide knick-knacks that you don’t need to have on show.

Home Office loft conversion ideas

The perfect use for any awkward space in a loft conversion home office is, of course, a library! What better way to store and display important tomes? It will give your home study an air of importance and will also provide you with much needed storage space for books and files.

Alternatively, have you thought about locating your desk space under the eaves? By having a table surface built bespoke into the space which may otherwise go unused, not only can you can create a custom workspace – complete with optimum lighting for your line of work and the right number of connections for any computer screens or other equipment – but you’ll also free up space elsewhere in the room.

This could mean that the remainder of the room is free to be used for storage of files, or perhaps you need the space as a studio? By tucking the desk space to one side, you could easily accommodate painting easels or a cutting table, for example. Alternatively, you could use the remainder of the room as a guest room. This is one of our favourite loft conversion ideas, as it provides the perfect multifunctional space for both working from home and having guests over.

Need more loft conversion ideas to fill dead space? Talk to Bespoke Lofts.

No matter what type of room you create from a loft conversion, there are plenty of loft conversion ideas and excellent ways to use dead space which are in-keeping with the tone and theme of the room.

Yes, loft conversions can often present us with challenges from all of the nooks and crannies created as part of the attic build, but if you embrace them, you can create something really beautiful.

Not sure what odd spaces you’ll be left with once your loft extension is complete? Speak to Bespoke Lofts today about the best loft conversion ideas to use them to your best advantage.

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