A loft is great, if you don’t have enough storage space and want to hide unsightly clutter, your Christmas tree and more. An even better idea however is to convert your loft into an extra bedroom, office space or a hobby room. A loft conversion is usually cheaper and less hassle than a traditional extension to your home and it can add between 10-20% of value to your property. But how do you make the most out of your loft room? Here are some ideas to get you started, but before you get the sledgehammer out, check that your home insurance covers your DIY projects – just to be on the safe side:
Roof windows are a great way to bring light into your loft room without you having to reconstruct your entire roof. Velux windows for example often won’t even require planning permission as they generally fit into the line of the roof and make fittings relatively simple.
Use the space in your eaves to create storage space that you wouldn’t use otherwise. In-build drawers and wardrobes hide clutter and give your room a clean and open feel.
3. Colour scheme
Try and keep things light and airy. Loft rooms usually are relatively small and dark spaces, so work with light and reflective colours such as white and yellow tones to make your room appear both larger and brighter. Painting your slanted ceilings a lighter colour than the eaves also adds height to your room and gives it an airy, open and spacious feel.
Strategically placed mirrors can make a small room feel much bigger than it actually is. Turn long skinny mirrors on their side to elongate a short wall or install floor-length mirrors on your wardrobe to make your room appear higher and lighter.
If possible, use in-built furniture in your loft room, such as frameless door wardrobes. If not, try and fix furniture such as bedside tables or shelves to the walls. This way, you are creating more floor space and give the room a more open feeling.
Have you got a loft conversion? How are you making the most of your loft room?
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