Loft spaces can be some of the most underused areas in the house. Many people will use their lofts for storage, but you can turn your small loft into something much more fulfilling. With the right designs, you can turn even the smallest of spaces into a fantastic space and really transform the feel of the room. You can either do your loft conversion DIY or turn to the experts for a bespoke new room! In this article, we are going to give you some ideas for amazing loft conversions.
First of all, you’ll want to have a loft that is at least 2 and a half metres in height, this way people are able to walk around easily. Loft conversions are not suitable for a small crawl space, but as long as you have some height, you will be able to make use of the room.
The first idea for a loft conversion is to turn the loft into a home office. With more and more people working from home, the demand for a dedicated working space is increasing. You can make even the smallest of rooms into a cozy home office by choosing a desk that fits well into the shape of a room. An L-shaped desk can give the illusion of extra space even in a small room. Jazz up the area with a few plants, decorations, and storage units and you will have a functional office space in a quiet and secluded area of the house.
Although you will not be able to fit a large master bedroom in the loft, there is a good chance that there will be enough space for a nice children’s bedroom. A nice single bed, alongside some minimal bedroom furniture such as a chest of drawers and toy storage, will transform the room into a great children’s bedroom. Some children will love the sloping rooms that a loft provides as it provides a den-like feel. Decor like flowy chiffon curtains, fairy lights, and glow in the dark stars can really accentuate this feeling. Make sure that your child has a good safe entrance to the loft space and consider installing a safe pair of stairs with railings and supervise your child on their first few times going up to their room. This would suit a slightly older child better than a very young one.
Small Living Room
Another idea is to turn your loft into a small upstairs lounge. You will easily be able to fit a small 2-seater sofa, a TV, and maybe even some beanbags for a smaller and more intimate living area. Place small plants or some flowers to purify the air. If you install a sofa bed then this space can have a dual-function as a guest room as well. It is a nice cozy option for larger families who want more space to chill out.
Overall, there is so much potential with a loft conversion. These are just a few ideas to try and discuss with a loft conversion specialist.