For many, the entire purpose of a loft conversion is to increase the amount of space within a property.
While they do indeed add fiscal value, the value they can add in terms of additional square footage can be just as valuable to a homeowner. In order to really benefit from this however, it’s imperative that you make the most of the additional space through intelligent design. Maximising space in a loft conversion isn’t simply about making the most of the ‘new’ space you create but compensating for the space you will inevitably lose when you convert your loft. You can check out this handy guide on the many different types of loft conversions for your home.
When it comes to loft conversions, one of the best ways to maximise space is through the use of fitted furniture. A standard wardrobe may be too tall, or even too wide for some spaces and in most cases, will mean you lose a lot of space in the eaves. A built-in wardrobe however will help you make the most of this, and in an area where floor space is limited, this can make a huge difference.
Leave Some Space Empty
Ever heard the term, ‘less is more?’ When it comes to a loft conversion, this statement couldn’t ring more true. Space saving doesn’t always mean using that space – it can also mean leaving a space empty in order to make the most of it. This might mean leaving a useful gap free for movement or even simply to create the idea or feeling of space. It’s also worth noting that when it comes to a loft conversion, you don’t necessarily need to stick to tradition and by that we mean the notion that furniture must go in its intended room. For instance, a coffee table could make a great bedside table while a corner sofa bed could work for both day and night use.
Considerations For The Design Stage
When it comes to loft conversions, one of the biggest benefits over any other part of the home is the fact that you can maximise the space by heading upwards with, for example, a mezzanine level. If a full mezzanine isn’t possible, then you may find there is still extra room to take your design up a level by creating a master suite and raising the area of the bed, to make it not only a feature but create the feel of a room within a room. You can also look at something like a dormer loft conversion to get some extra headroom in your loft conversion.
Double Up Those Designs
One of the best space saving ideas is to incorporate furniture or ideas that can be multi-purposed or doubled up. From wet rooms instead of squashing shower cubicles in, to sofa beds that can fold out into double beds; there are so many options that will allow you to increase your storage space as well as maximise your living space while still utilising a room for your own benefit.
Contact The Experts
If you’d like more help and advice, we recommend contacting the experts at Clapham Construction Service who can help with loft conversions in London. Take advantage of their free one-hour consultations today by calling 0203 950 7957.