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6 Unusual Uses for a Loft Conversion

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When you think of a loft conversion, what comes to mind? An extra bedroom? A home office? Separate rooms for the kids? These are certainly the most popular uses for a new loft room, but they don’t have to be the only ones. Why not think outside the box and opt for something a little unusual for your attic conversion? This is particularly useful if you have a hobby which requires space, or you want to add the wow factor to your home.

1. Photography, art or recording studio

Whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, artist or singer/songwriter, a studio to call your own is the dream. Why not let your new loft room help you to fulfil that dream?

The key to getting your studio design ideas right is making sure that the space works for your needs: for a photography or art studio, natural light and plenty of room to work in is very important. For a recording studio, talk to your loft conversion specialists about adding as many power outlets as you need and make sure that your soundproofing is adequate.

If you are a professional in your field, why not add a small area within your loft space where you can receive clients who have come to view and potentially invest in your work?

2. Yoga studio or home gym

With exercise at home becoming a priority for many, why not convert your loft into your very own home gym or yoga studio? Again, natural light is a requirement for happy exercise, so consider rooflight windows or a dormer window, particularly if you have views. Just imagine working out in front of rolling fields or a beautiful town skyline!

Keep your décor calm and relaxing and include a bathroom, if possible, to allow for the convenience of getting changed and showered after your workout.

3. Sensory playroom

Children of all ages love sensory rooms, and particularly if you have a child with additional needs, such as autism, visual or hearing impairments, you might want to consider converting your loft to create a sensory playroom.

The great thing about creating a sensory room within your very own attic room is the fact that you can tailor it to your child’s needs. This could be including plenty of light displays, a disco ball and music, or perhaps laying the floor with that lush underfoot feeling of artificial grass.

4. Home cinema

With many of us having access to the latest blockbusters nowadays via various streaming services, a home cinema is an enjoyable addition to any home. The sloping ceilings of your loft conversion can make it a really cosy space, and then you just need a big screen and comfy seating to create the right atmosphere.

Whether you go for a huge projector screen and reclaimed vintage cinema chairs, or a large screen TV and sofas that you can sink into complete with plush throws to cuddle up in is up to you; just don’t forget the popcorn!

5. Hobby space

Creating a hobby room within your loft space is dependent on your hobby and your needs. We’ve seen loft conversions which have had such unusual uses as a rock climbing studio, and even some used to house library collections.

For something as specialist as either of these ideas, we’d recommend working with your loft build company closely. You will want to make sure that not only all the health and safety aspects and Building Regulations are adhered to, but also that you create the right atmosphere within the room. This could include, for example, fitting in a cosy window seat to go alongside your library, perfect for curling up with a good book.

6. Craft room

Craft rooms are becoming increasingly popular as people use crafting not only as an aid to their mental health, but often also to start their own craft business or side hustle.

How you create your craft room within your attic conversion is dependent on which crafts you wish to undertake. If you’re a seamstress, for example, you might need a large cutting table, whereas if you’re more of a knitter or into crochet, you may simply need plenty of natural light and lots of eaves storage for all your yarn.

Have an unusual idea for your loft conversion? Bespoke Lofts can help!

Regardless of how you envisage your unusual loft conversion, Bespoke Lofts can help bring it to life. As our name would suggest, we love the challenge of creating something bespoke to your requirements within your loft space, so get in touch and let’s discuss your needs before bringing them to life within your loft.

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