Access Builders has been building loft conversions for over 15 years for customers in Lancashire, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Aughton, Burscough, Southport, Birkdale and Wigan. We understand that investing in a loft conversion is a big decision to make. With that in mind, we aim to make each stage of your conversion as stress-free as possible.
There are many terrific design ideas for loft conversions that will make the most of the space available in the roof area of a home. Here are ten of the most popular design ideas for loft conversions (and a few tips) we would like to share with you.
Explore All Your Options
Because there are so many great options for designing loft conversions, take some time to explore some design ideas. We encourage you to take a look at Access Builders’ gallery page as you may find something there that inspires you! When you have a good idea of what type of design you’re aiming for, it is very likely you will be absolutely thrilled with the new living space you’ve created overhead.
Have Ample Room Available for Stairs
One of the key things to consider when designing a loft conversion is making certain as little space as possible is sacrificed for the staircase. Often the best way to go about this is to stack the new stairs over the main, existing staircase. When space is very limited, an attractive spiral staircase can be great way to go.
In order to ensure you have privacy in your new loft conversion, consider adding windows which come with built-in blinds. If you plan to use dormer windows, you can add plantation shutters or pull-down blinds.
If your new loft conversion will have sloped walls and ceilings, a good way to decorate is to pain them the same colour. This will help the room “come together” from an aesthetics standpoint. If you wish to go for a modern, sleek look, use similar coloured tints to highlight the architectural form of the space. Pale shades do a good job of enhancing light while darker shades provide a warm feeling.
Add Storage Options
In order to get the most out of your new loft conversion, use the space in the eaves to install cupboards instead of boarding it over. For any unusual spaces, bespoke shelves are a great way to gain a bit of extra storage room without sacrificing floor space.
Make the Most of Lighting to Create the Feel You Want
How you use lighting will directly affect how your new loft conversions feels. If you wish to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere, consider adding attractive wall scones with dimmer switches. If you prefer more direct light, use low-energy recessed lighting. Directional spotlights are ideal if you have exposed beams.
Make Your Loft Multi-Functional
You can get the most out of your new loft conversion by making it a multi-functional space inside your home. For instance, you can transform the new area you’ve created from living room into a guest bedroom by simply using flexible furniture such as a fold-down sofa.
Soundproof Your Loft
If possible, avoid bare wooden floors as carpet will help sound-proof your loft. Be sure that an ample amount of insulation is used in your new flooring so that people downstairs do not hear every step taken upstairs.
Add an Extra Bathroom for Convenience
If you’re planning on using your new loft space as a bedroom, try to incorporate a bathroom into your plans. Having a bathroom to use upstairs will be very convenient and especially if your new space is going to be a master bedroom. If your budget does not allow for a bathroom now, consider having the plumbing put in so you can easily add a bath later.
Invest in Fitted Furniture
Fitted furniture is the ideal way to get the most out of the space you have. Furniture and shelves can be built into the eaves and up to the full height of the room While fitted furniture is more costly, the extra money spent will be well worth it as you won’t waste one bit of the space you have.
The team of friendly experts at Access Builders have over 35 years of combined experience in the building trade. Please take the time to visit our Testimonials page to see what our past customers have to say about us! We are proud of our stellar reputation for being a leading provider of loft conversions in Lancashire, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Aughton, Burscough, Southport, Birkdale and Wigan.
Access Builders are members of the Federation of Master Builders and part of the Safe Traders Scheme run by Lancashire County Council. Our company is also registered with Trust Mark which ensures we are complying with government endorsed standards.
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