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5 Ways Loft Conversions Can Help You Work From Home

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Whether you’re an old hand at working from home, or have recently found yourself away from the office due to the current pandemic, one thing’s for certain: having a dedicated space to call your home office can really help. And this is where loft conversions come in! 


There is much to be said about work-life balance, and this is certainly something that can be achieved by having a dedicated home study that you can shut away at the end of a busy day. 



Loft conversions and the importance of work-life balance



The current work from home trend is partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and partly down to employers seeking to offer employees a better work-life balance and a more flexible way of working. In fact, nearly 50% of people who are currently working from home would like to remain at home for at least part of the working week once the pandemic is over.


If you’re new to working from home, however, you may be finding that at the moment, it’s a struggle to balance everything and not let your work take over your home life. It can be a big leap to suddenly have your home be everything to all people. But there are some things that can be done to make it an easier transition.


Many mental health charities and organisations will tell of the importance of having a dedicated space that can be left behind at the end of the working day, and it’s also a good idea to ensure you don’t work in your bedroom, as this should be a sanctuary of rest and relaxation. 


This is where loft conversions can really help you to work smart from home. Here’s how.



1. A dedicated loft space to work from home


Having a dedicated space to work from home is vital when it comes to achieving that all-important work-life balance. It’s important that at the end of the day, you’re able to close the door behind you and walk away from your working day, in order to give yourself the headspace required to shut off and pursue family life, or your other interests outside of work.


A loft conversion can provide exactly this! Tucked away in the attic, you can ensure that once it’s time to clock off, you literally shut the door behind you, and come down to your home life on the floors below.



2. An extra bedroom in the loft room can free up space for a home office elsewhere



Your bedroom should be a place for rest. If you have to work in there, too, it won’t be the peaceful space you require outside of office hours. Neither will it provide the productive space you need during working hours. If your body is associating the space with productivity, it can make it much harder for you to sleep, too.


If you wish to undertake a roof build project, but don’t necessarily want such a large space to be used as a home office, then creating new bedrooms or a master suite in your loft space can free up rooms on the floors below for a home study. Previously awkward box rooms in particular can lend themselves well to an area for working from home, and the inhabitants of the previous box room may find themselves with a lovely, larger bedroom once your attic conversion is complete!



3. Loft conversions can help you to balance work and family life



If you’re currently trying to balance working from home and family life, particularly if you’re home schooling little ones, a dedicated work space can really help all involved.

Similar to having a dedicated space to work from home and shut off at the end of the day, if you have children who need to get on with their school work alongside you, or toddlers and babies who need supervising, a dedicated space can really help.


During the day, being in your home office signals to children that their parents are working and it’s time for them to do their school work or their supervised activities accordingly. If you have a spacious home study that you can all inhabit together, such as a loft conversion, then so much the better; it makes it much easier to keep an eye on what’s going on, and at the end of the day you shut the door on that part of your life.



4. By converting your loft, your business could grow



Of course, if you work for yourself, you may have worked from home for a while. If this is the case, and you’re looking for the next step in your career, a loft extension can help. Just imagine how much more productive you’ll be with a dedicated home study!


And if you literally need space to expand – perhaps if your business is craft-based or you wish to take on an employee – an office within your roof space could make it all possible.



5. Your new home office could be multi-functional



Remember that a home office within your loft space doesn’t have to have simply one function: it can be used for other aspects of your life, too. For example, if you are using it to help children study whilst you work, it can be used as an area for homework and study as your children grow.


Alternatively, you could include a home gym at one end of the room. Perfect for a lunchtime workout to set you up for a productive afternoon!



Ready to let a loft conversion help you work from home? Contact Bespoke Lofts!



Loft conversions can help many aspects of our lives, and during a global pandemic, none more so than our ability to work from home.


Extra space will always help in these times when our homes are being all things to all of our family members. So, if you’re ready to extend your home into the attic, get in touch with Bespoke Lofts. We can help you work from home with your very own home study under the eaves.

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