When deciding how to maximise the space in your home, the decision usually comes down to a loft conversion or extension. If you decide a loft conversion is the one for you, we have listed the ways to maximise the effect of your loft conversion and make it the best it can be.
Light – When beginning a loft conversion, it is likely that the loft had no windows installed previously. This should be your first consideration – how are you going to add light to your space? If no light is added then the converted room will stay dark and unhomely, making it a claustrophobic place to spend time. To add more light into your loft conversion, add VELUX windows where a skylight window is needed. Adding light to your space gives the impression your room is bigger than it is, making its value even higher.
Colour – Taking into consideration the architecture of the space, that typical loft conversions have lower ceilings and unusual features, you need to think about how you can create impact without making your room feel smaller. In a more confined space, think about using neutral tones – the lighter the colour, the brighter the room. But if you have a larger space, you can go bolder with your design. If your room has an interesting architectural feature, you could use a pop of colour to make it a feature in your room.
Carpet/flooring – Choosing the flooring for a loft conversion is important for temperature control. Choosing a carpet will help to keep the heat in during winter as a loft-converted room can typically get cold with a hard floor.
Furnishing – Depending on what room you want it to be, add the relevant furniture. Often, loft conversions are made into a bedroom for growing families or to add value if you want to sell it in the future. If it’s a bedroom, then you may want to look into getting wardrobes specifically made for loft conversions. These wardrobes can be fitted into rooms with sloped ceilings to help save space in your room that would usually be taken up by protruding wardrobes.
Details – Like any room, it’s the finishing details that make the room seem homely and lived in. Finishing touches can be anything from paintings to art, curtains, a clock, etc. All these fine details help prevent the room feeling empty or lacking personality. If you are struggling to visualise your finished product, try making a moodboard where you can put all of your ideas onto one page to see what works.