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How to Maximise Natural Light in Your Loft Conversion

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In any home renovation project, natural light is a key component to making your home feel warm and welcoming. Loft conversions are no exception to this. No one wants to live in a dark, gloomy home, so it’s therefore important to think about how the natural light will work within your loft space. Here are just a few ways that you can maximise the natural light within a loft room.

Why is natural light so important in loft conversions?

Maximising the natural light in any room can make your home more welcoming, and also more desirable should you wish to sell. Just think how often we’re told to use light to lift our mood or create a certain atmosphere in a room; making the most of natural light will help to do this job for you.

Natural light is a known positive when it comes to mental health, and if you’re working from home, it is key to improving concentration and productivity.

Add windows to your loft room, and place them well

When extending into your roof space, you have a few options for windows to choose from. Even adding simple roof light windows will have the sun beaming into your new room, so try to maximise these where possible.

Dormer windows have the benefit of increasing head height and habitable roof space as well in loft conversions. Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors with a Juliet balcony may also be possible depending on your build type.

The number of windows will make a difference to the amount of light being let in, but so will your window placement. Making sure you capture the sun as it journeys from dawn to dusk will help with the amount of natural light you see flooding into your room. Work closely with your loft build specialist to make the most of your surroundings.

Decorate clever, and choose the right lighting

You can also look at the way you decorate the interior of your attic conversion, as this will help to give the illusion of light. For example, using white or light colours and mirrors will help to bounce the light around the room, opening up the space and making it feel bright and airy.

And if none of these options apply, there are often specialist creative custom lighting solutions that can be put in place in loft conversions. You could, for example, add bespoke designed windows above a stairwell to maximise the light flooding in at every level.

Introduce light into dark corners

We are big advocates of working with what loft conversions can give you. Often, that means working with awkward nooks and crannies. If this is the case within your attic space, it is a good idea to use those somewhat challenging dark corners for the likes of storage, rather than trying to illuminate them.

If this isn’t an option, talk to your loft build specialist about using artificial light in these areas to complement the natural light coming in. For example, ensure you have a plug socket nearby for a lamp, to create a nice cosy corner. And you could also hang a mirror to make the most of the light flooding in.

Need more ideas for natural light in loft conversions? Talk to Bespoke Lofts.

If you’ve got your heart set on creating a light and airy loft conversion, talk to Bespoke Lofts. We have many years’ experience of making the most of natural light in loft conversions, and are happy to share our ideas and expertise with you.

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