Loft conversions can be so versatile. As well as offering you the extra space to use in any number of different ways, there are also a huge variety of different design ideas you can incorporate into your loft space to make it even more special, not to mention useful.
Types of Windows
Skylights are the perfect way to make the most of sloping ceilings and being at the top of the house. Bringing in as much natural light as possible will not only enhance the spaciousness of a loft conversion , but will also make the space much more useful and inviting. Skylights also allow you to view the stars at night through the roof – and who doesn’t love to see a night sky?
If you’re concerned about direct sunlight making the room too hot, or making it difficult to see a TV screen, then consider adding blinds to the skylights. Remote control blinds will make opening and closing them a cinch, but even manual blinds will be useful to block out unwanted sunlight.
Double glazing will also help with temperature control – and this goes for ordinary windows in your loft space too.
When deciding where to position other windows, consider framing a view which is particularly attractive. Because they are higher up than the rest of the house, it makes sense to make the most of the improved view you’ll probably have.
As you will be putting new floor finishes in anyway, underfloor heating can easily be incorporated when building a loft conversion . This will make the room even more luxurious and inviting and is also a practical alternative to wall radiators – especially if wall space is at a premium due to sloping ceilings.
En suite shower room or bathroom
If your loft conversion is going to be used as a bedroom, then consider adding an en suite bathroom or shower room to the space as well. This will make a master bedroom that much more special, or give guests some added independence. Although it will cost a little extra, the extra value it will add to your home will more than compensate, and as you’ll be doing building work anyway it’s the perfect opportunity to get this done at the same time.
As you’ll need to take up some space from the floor below for a staircase to access your new loft room, why not make a real feature of it? A spiral staircase looks stunning, while also minimising the amount of space needed. Alternatively you could turn the space underneath the stairs into a bookcase or display area to provide extra storage and an attractive feature at the same time.
These are just some of the ideas you could incorporate into your loft conversion. A good loft conversion specialist will be able to advise you on the best way to make the most of the space you’re creating and come up with even more ideas on how to create the wow factor. Cox Format has years of experience in designing and building loft conversions in the North London area, so give us a call and find out what we could do for you.Read More