Tips And Ideas For Converting Your Loft
A loft conversion is an excellent idea if you are needing extra space in then home, but before you begin, it’s important to make sure you have carefully planned all aspects of the project, especially careful consideration of your budget.
For many, the loft or attic can be an underutilised space in the home that can lend itself to creating a home office, a spare room for guests, a lounge for the children, or to add value to your home.
To begin with, you will need to figure out if your attic space is large enough to convert. A minimum headroom of 2.3m would usually be seen as fit to convert, but keep in mind such obstacles as water tanks, chimneys, and the pitch of the roof could affect your plans.
Should your loft space be a little on the smaller side, then take advantage of the cosy nature of smaller spaces. A light colour scheme will help make the room feel larger and lighter.
When it comes to the design of your loft, there are a couple of options available.
An architect will be able to produce professional drawings which can be used to obtain quotes and tenders from builders.
The second option is to hire the services of a design and build contractor, who can project manage the entire conversion, who will have the designers, engineers, and builders already part of the team, although you will have less control over the final designs.
As we all spend much more time in our homes than ever before, it’s a good idea to make better use of the space we have, and a loft conversion can give your house a whole new lease of life, especially for growing families.
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