British homes are the smallest in Europe, with the floor space of the average home measuring just 85 sq m compared to 98 sq m in the Netherlands. As a solution, people are moving upwards, converting loft space into bedrooms, spare rooms, offices, and extra bathrooms. It’s cheaper than moving, and for those of us who’ve found a home they truly love, it’s a great way to create a truly remarkable space that will make you love your home even more. Step outside the norm and build something unusual, interesting, and lovely. Here are seven examples that should inspire you.
1. Bring In the Sunlight
Convert your loft space into a bright and airy space by installing large windows. Lofts are often small, but floor to ceiling windows will allow light to stream in, giving the room the appearance of being bigger than it actually is. This design idea is also the perfect choice for a home with picturesque views.
2. Spare Bedroom
A loft converted into a spare bedroom is an ideal solution for friends, acquaintances, or even lodgers as, being at the top of the house, it affords greater privacy. If you can squeeze in an en suite, even better!
3. Create a Haven
If your home is constantly busy and there’s never an opportunity for you to get some peace and quiet, then creating a tranquil space that you, and only you, can enjoy could be the answer. The loft, being somewhat separate from the rest of the house, is the ideal place for such a haven.
4. Children’s Room
With a little thought put into it, even the narrowest of lofts can work as a bedroom. This children’s room is bright and fun, and the fitted bed, which can also be used for storage, helps to make the most of the space.
5. Two Level Lofts
If you have the vertical room to work with, a loft conversion can in fact be a truly grand space. The example above is evidence that lofts don’t always have slanted, low ceilings that anyone over of 5 feet tall will constantly be banging their head on. You can create a modern and attractive space with levels that can be adapted to different uses.
6. Private Bathroom
In a large family, the fight for bathroom space is paramount. Take some of the pressure off by adapting your loft into a luxurious bathroom. Your water tank is most likely to be in the general vicinity of your loft anyway, and you can indulge in all the bathroom fixtures you’ve always dreamt of.
7. Home Office
The box room is usually the one converted into the home office, but if you’re tired of that cramped little space, consider adapting your attic into the perfect office. You’ll have room for a desk, bookcases, sofas – anything and everything you need for working at home.