Utilizing the space in your ceiling to install a loft is a great idea and if you have a loft that requires some love and attention then an upgrade is also a smart plan to add value and space to the home. One key detail which you have to consider when completing a loft is the ladders which will be used to gain access to the loft itself. Contrary to what you may think there are in fact a huge array of loft ladder ideas which you can consider and today we are going to discuss a handful which may inspire you.
One of the most common choices when it comes to loft ladders is getting wooden or metal ladders which collapse and are stored in the loft itself. When the hatch is opened the ladders will open up and cascade down to the floor, allowing you entry to the loft space. This is convenient in terms of space saving and the only thing which you will have to bear in mind is that you have a baton which you can use to open the loft hatch, also that your ladders have resistance so that they don’t tumble out once the hatch is open.
If you are looking to maximize the space which you have in the home then storage stairs could be a great idea which will give you access to the loft space and increase the amount of storage which you have in the home. Storage stairs are essentially drawers of varying sizes which are reinforced on the top so that they can take the weight of a human. From ground level they appear to be drawers and cupboards, yet they also have a second use as stairs which take you up to your loft.
If your loft is more of a prominent feature of the home rather than a separate space then you may wish to really make it inclusive with permanent stairs which are there for all to see. A set of wooden ladders which are fixed will ensure that the loft becomes bonus space rather than a separate area of the home, which adds to that feeling of spaciousness within the property.
Not everyone likes to make it obvious that they have a loft space and this is why another great option for loft ladder is to have permanent ladders but hidden away. This is easy done by installing a small partition wall which will hide the ladders, there will of course still be access behind the wall which can be used to get up to the loft. In doing this you can keep the loft and the ladders leading up to it something of a secret, which of course gives additional mystery to the space above.
There are many ideas and materials which you ought to consider before you decide which ladders are going to be right for you and for your home.