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Upscaling Victorian Terraces: Loft Conversions in Chingford

Chingford loft conversions - Victorian Terraces

East London has that great mix of being both hip and trendy, and a fantastic place to raise a family. In areas like Chingford and Highams Park, the green spaces, great variety of local amenities and amazing transport connections to the city make it the ideal place for many families to set up home. However, if you live in one of the many Victorian Terraces within the area, you may be looking for room to grow. Precisely why so many homeowners are opting for loft conversions Chingford wide.

How to extend your terraced house in Chingford?

Bordering both Essex and East London, Chingford is a leafy suburb. With its vast array of coffee shops, bistros and independent boutiques, it’s a great place for families that enjoy an active social life. Couple this with the local golf clubs, tennis clubs, leisure centres and the many parks and commons such as Larkswood and Epping Forest, and there’s plenty of opportunity for the active life, too.

However, Chingford – and the surrounding areas of Highams Park, Chingford Hatch, Chingford Mount, and Hale End – are excellent areas for families to make their money stretch further. The London Borough of Waltham Forest and those properties in the postcode E4 average £540,000 for a terraced house, meaning they’re often an affordable property for many families.

But this doesn’t mean a terraced house will always be perfect for a growing family. For many looking to extend their home into something resembling the larger Edwardian properties of the area, a loft conversion can be the perfect solution for creating extra habitable space, without sacrificing the garden.

What types of loft extension suit a terraced house?

Terraced properties are ideal for loft conversions. Chingford properties are very suited to a roof space build due to their often well-proportioned and spacious attics.

A dormer loft conversion is the obvious choice for a terrace loft extension, as it gives a good amount of extra habitable space. This will give your new room plenty of extra head height and extra natural light and can often result in being able to add an additional bedroom and bathroom within the space.

Alternatively, a Mansard conversion built to the rear of your property will also give a good amount of extra room. A Mansard conversion alters the angle and structure of your roof, making it 72 degrees. This is often a stylish option because it allows you to add a Juliette balcony, for example, or large windows, to allow for plenty of extra light.

For many Victorian terraces which have already been extended to the two floors below, building into the roof space presents an excellent opportunity for a beneficial extension. For example, building across the top of the existing extension will create an L-shaped loft conversion which really has the potential to be something special, perhaps even incorporating a small roof terrace for extra outside space.

What design ideas suit a terraced property?

In terms of design ideas, there is plenty that can be achieved with a terrace loft conversion. The obvious choice for a family home is an extra bedroom and a bathroom; perhaps a master suite for the parents. Alternatively, you might want to accommodate two bedrooms and a Jack and Jill bathroom in the loft, perfect for older siblings.

But your loft conversion doesn’t have to be a bedroom. How about a home study if you’ve recently found yourself working at home more? This could be the perfect way to shut away work at the end of the day and return downstairs to family life. Alternatively, a home gym is a popular choice, as is a teenage hangout in the loft, or perhaps a craft or hobby studio.

Want to know what can be achieved from loft conversions in Chingford? Talk to Bespoke Lofts

If you’re ready to see what loft conversions Chingford wide have done to the Victorian terrace in East London, get in touch with Bespoke Lofts. We can help you extend your family home into something on a bigger, much more fitting scale for you and your family.

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