A loft conversion is a great way to maximise space within your home, while adding value at the same time. From a games room, dressing room, spare bedroom or home study space, the options are endless. But one thing is common, it’s likely that you’ll be looking for ways to maximise space.
Maximise the area
Get rid of clutter
Before moving your items into your newly converted loft, it’s a good idea to sort through them. There’s no point in finding a home for something that you hardly ever use. And, overcrowding is one of the main reasons why spaces look smaller than they are. As you go through your belongings, create three piles – bin, keep, and charity. You could even sell some items for a little extra cash.
Open it up
It’s now easier than ever to open up your loft conversion by investing in a contemporary balcony. Turn your loft into the most sought after room in your home – complete with its very own private balcony to sit and relax on during the spring and summer months. Balconies not only add space and value to your home, but a little air will help keep your home feeling fresh all-year round.
Traditional wardrobes and furniture are unlikely to fit into the exact contours of your eaves and ceiling. But, bespoke, fitted furniture will. Fitted wardrobes are ideal candidates for squeezing into a tight space. Multi-functional pieces such as a foldaway desk and under-bed storage units will also keep your room clutter-free. Just make sure you insulate the walls down the loft’s rafter line first for a warm, snug room.
Let in the light
A room at the top of your home will encourage one thing, primarily: a desire to touch the sky. That’s why skylights never fall out of favour with loft conversion designers. However, consider what effect they’ll have throughout the year. Blackout blinds can be beneficial during the bright summer mornings.
Overall, you should have some concept of what’ll go on in your loft room, and where the main spots of activity will be. So, consider how you can optimise those unique dimensions. Beanbags, for example, make a cool seating area if you want to create a cosy spot for kids or teens to chill out. Alternatively, you could convert your attic into a mini library, slipping magazines and novels into fitted shelves.
Whether you want to keep it natural with all white or want to make a statement with bolder tones, your colour of choice can be a great tactic for bouncing light around the room and helping to create the feeling of space. Mix and match colours to show off your personality and don’t forget to give your room the finishing touches with some matching accessories.
At Hartleys, we’re here to help you make the most of your new loft conversion. The right furniture makes all the difference in a room, and with the unconventional corners that come with loft spaces, you’ll need an expert’s help to make everything fit. This is where we come in. Whether you already know what you’re after, or if you’re just looking for ideas, give us a call on 01756 700 471 or book a free design visit to find out what we can do for you.