When space is at a premium and the family is expanding, one of the most common ways that people get the extra space they need is with a loft conversion. We know this is a big undertaking for anyone although we think that it is less of an ordeal than having to move house and in the end may prove to be more cost effective as it adds value to your home. But there will be a lot of decisions to make around design and at Loft London we have been doing what we do for long enough to have seen most things and are certainly in a position to offer our advice. Here are some of our loft conversion ideas that we have used or seen over the years for attic or loft conversions.
In London it is possible to see the complete diversity over landscape and a history and people with their different ideas about what makes the perfect home. And it is this diversity and uniqueness from one home to another that gives us our inspiration. Whether you're living in a town house or a terrace or have a 1930s semi-detached house we will have an excellent array of ideas to give you inspiration as you plan your loft conversion.
Many people who are thinking about putting an extra room in the attic will think of putting in a master bedroom and of course they want to have an en-suite. A loft master bedroom with en-suite can provide a tranquil haven away from the busy house below, to retire to at the end of the day. Making a couple of extra rooms for children in the loft is another possible and popular option, and the nooks and crannies in a loft can also help provide an exciting and innovative area for children to make their own.
If you are looking to make more room in your home but don't want to create bedrooms then there are lots of different ideas that you might try for that extra space.
Some of the uses that we have seen these spaces put to have been a recording or an artist’s studio, a yoga room or even a place to escape to for the budding writer in the family. Why not produce a big playroom for children and fill it with fun things to keep them entertained.
Lofts are great places to put bathrooms in because you can add a skylight that doesn't have to be frosted glass and then enjoy light flooding in or lie back in the bath and study the stars in the evening. Free standing baths are very popular too as well as innovative partitions to screen off the bathroom from the bedroom.
Once all the work has been done then comes the exciting part of decorating your loft and of course what you intend to use it for will determine how you decorate. Eaves and nooks and crannies make great places to put extra storage or to build in a desk, and don't board up those old beams or chimney breasts, make them a feature of your new room. Light pale colours can give the illusion of more space and more light. our designers and surveyors will be happy to give you the benefit of their experience for decorating your loved space.
A lot of houses were built in the Victorian era and these are still present all across London and now are hugely sought after with prices amongst the highest in their category. This kind of property will lend itself very well to a dormer loft conversion or a mansard loft conversion and will offer families the perfect space into which to expand their home.
Having a roof terrace when you live in London can be your little window on the world and offers you an outside space from which to view the city and the Sky. Ask our surveyors and designers about ideas for producing some outside space, we have plenty!
Depending on what you are looking to achieve and any planning rules in your area, you can typically have a dormer loft conversion, a hip to gable loft conversion or a Velux/skylight loft conversion in a semi-detached property.
Stairs can be a challenge with loft conversion, with space sometimes limiting what is possible. Why not consider a romantic spiral staircase of stairs with runners made out of glass to maximise light. Our designers will be happy to give you a few ideas as to how to best incorporate the stairs into your conversion.
With the ability to flood the new created space with light the skylight is a very popular addition to a loft conversion but of course windows and skylights re not the only ways to add light. How about a Juliet balcony to give you a lovely light and airy space?
When it comes to cladding there is a world of choice from the bang up to date modern to the traditional although if you live in a conservation area or if your home is a listed building what you choose might be governed by that. As with every decision you make with your new loft conversion our surveyors and designers will always be on hand to help you with ideas and inspiration.
Take a look at our Gallery of conversions to get some inspiration for your own loft conversion. Then give us a ring to organise an initial remote consultation so that we can get started on designing that perfect loft conversion for you.