How to approach a loft conversion?
Want to add space and value to your home? Then a loft conversion may be the perfect answer.
Before you begin a loft conversion, it is worth finding out exactly what it will involve and how it will affect the design of your home. Here are some key things you need to consider when weighing up whether a loft conversion is the right way to add more space to your property.
Is there enough head height?
Get your architect to illustrate how much headroom you’ll have in your loft once it’s converted. With a range of options available see what option best suits your needs. Different types of loft conversions can provide various benefits. You don’t want to be disappointed by the amount of standing space in the conversion.
Stairs are invariably tricky to design, as space for them is tight. To use a loft conversion as a bedroom or living space you must have an accessible stair case to enter and exit the rooms in case of fires.
Make sure your stairs are well thought threw and fit into the design of your property. Plus, you want to make it practical for getting furniture up them. A narrow staircase can limit the furniture you can chose to put in there.
When converting your loft space, you may think that you are losing out on storage space. However, well thought through designs allow you to have just as much practical storage space as you did before. Plus, sorting through all the rubbish up their before your loft conversion starts really does help. You probably don’t need that old food processor that has been up there for the last 10 years.
Well-designed built-in wardrobes are also a great feature in loft bedrooms when space is awkward. Traditional units may take up a lot of space, so make sure you invest in good storage spaces to fit your room.
Pick windows that allow for plenty of natural light to enter your property. You want windows that provide plenty of light to enter your loft conversion. Skylights provide a great way of filling a loft room with plenty of natural light. The light is able to enter from the roofline, providing a more direct angle from the sun the property when compared to traditional windows on the side of a property.
Dormer windows are also a great option as they provide a larger glass surface area than many traditional sized windows. Allowing the sunlight to flood into the property. Good lighting can make a room, especially in a lofty conversion.
Make sure you consult with your Prizehouse construction team on what features will be the most beneficial to your loft conversion. After all, you want to get it spot on.