Loft Conversions – Ideas & Inspiration
A loft conversion is one of the most popular types of conversions you can do within your home and when you get involved with these projects, you truly are only limited by your imagination.
Here are just a few ideas as to what you can achieve with your loft conversion.
A Place To Work – Home Office
A good portion of us know this feeling all too well in recent times, given that the ONS claims that 35.9% of the working population in the U.K worked from home at some point in 2020.
As a result of this, many businesses have altered the way they work and working from home, when possible, has become a little more common, so maybe it is time to create your own home office?
Essentials would include an area for you to work whether it be a desk with a computer or a literal drawing board, but if you are blessed with space in your newly formed loft, you could even stretch as far as implementing your own break area and if you have more space than you need at this point, even a small kitchen area so you aren’t constantly walking up and downstairs.
But it is important that you look after your own health when creating your own home office and opting for a roof window that can allow light and ventilation as and when needed would be a big contribution to that. Take a look at our previous blog for more information.
A Place To Play – Games Room
There are plenty of people that have always dreamt of the idea of having a room that is primarily used to immerse yourself in games, no matter what it may be. Whether you are a console gamer or fancy yourself as a Ronnie O’Sullivan or Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, a loft conversion can aid in achieving just that
Regardless of the type of games room you want, you will likely want a sitting area where you can kick back and relax as well as entertain your friends and since heat rises, the loft can often be one of the warmest rooms in your home, so ventilation is something that needs to be considered.
A roof window is the obvious solution, but if you have your own pool table in the loft, your cue can be used for potting balls and not be used for trying to open your roof window. How about operating your roof windows with just your voice? The VELUX ACTIVE Home Kit is the perfect companion for allowing complete and seamless control of your VELUX electric or solar powered roof windows. We recently completed a blog outlining the benefits of this system.
A Place To Relax – Second Living Room
Whilst it is not everyone’s cup of tea, a second living room is yet another potential idea that can offer huge benefits to your home; the main one being no more domestics about who has control of the TV remote.
Inevitably, a second living room will require a seating area, whether it be an additional sofa or large bean bags that you can really sink into and then the rest is entirely up to you. You can have a TV up there so you can kick back and relax without being disrupted. If you’re a fan of J.K. Rowling or John Grisham, then a cabinet with your entire book collection may be best for you.
A disadvantage of utilising a second living room in your loft space is that you don’t get much outside access. However, this can be rectified with the help of a VELUX Roof Terrace or Cabrio Balcony System. Whilst you won’t get the same outside access as opposed to your downstairs living room, it will offer you an additional outdoor living space as well as large amounts of ventilation and natural daylight.
A Place To Entertain – Home Cinema
Often reserved for homes large enough to have one of these without intruding on loft space, home cinemas are gradually becoming a more common conversion with the introduction of cheaper, larger televisions and even projectors.
This is a conversion that will require a fair amount of seats in comparison to most other conversions, if you want to do a complete home cinema and if the space allows, have your own little snack bar and fridge with refreshing drinks.
However, if you wanted a home cinema for just the family with the intention of using the loft space for another function and a roof window has been installed as part of that function, then blackout blinds (available for both VELUX and RoofLITE+) may very well be a suitable option for them, so you can use your home cinema at any time of the day.
A Place To Sleep – Bedroom
Quite possibly the most common loft conversion completed in homes is the introduction of an additional bedroom. After all, it is the most functional and most desired room should you opt to sell your home in the future, which can increase its value.
However, they are also commonly done if you need more space and are often required when the introduction of a new family member is on its way and can lead to older siblings ‘upgrading’ their rooms to something a little more suitable for them.
The common bedroom components such as a bed, drawers, wardrobes and lights are often purchased and placed in a new loft conversion as well as implementing a roof window to brighten up the room during the day along with blinds to offer privacy when needed.
However, depending on how young the older sibling is, you want to make sure they are safe with the introduction of this roof window and that they can’t open it as and when they please. Safety accessories are perfect for ensuring security such as safety locks.
Whilst a loft conversion can be a really long and tough process, if done correctly, it may be one of the best options you have in providing more space in your home as well as increasing the value of your property.
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