Converting You Loft? Keep These Things In Mind

Posted on Nov 7 2014 - 3:31pm by Jamie

7697174218_d441df99d7_z[1]Is there a shortage of space in your home? If yes, you can look up at the loft. If you can do some planning, use your imagination and seek a little bit of help, you can covert the loft into an exciting place. This will give you valuable additional space that you badly need.

#1: The conversion of the loft is one of the best ways by which you can expand your home. Many people keep putting off loft conversion thinking that the permission from the planning department takes months to come through. In reality, consent is not required for all homes. The planning office in your locality can provide information on this. However, some of the things that you have to keep in mind are making provisions for a fire escape, access, and ensuring sufficient headroom. Headroom can be where the whole plan falls down though because if there isn’t sufficient space to stand up, you’ll need to replace the whole roof in order to gain those extra few feet you need. You can look at this website to find a roofer who can replace your roof for you, and whilst you’re at it you can consider insulation options to ensure your new room is kept at a good temperature throughout the year.

You can transform the loft into your new master bedroom with an en-suite, a games room, or even a home office. You can explore the many options that are available to you but choose one that best suits your family’s needs as well as lifestyle. Finally, you should remember to inform your neighbors so that there are no issues when you start the work.

#2: Of course, the first step is to decide how the loft space is to be utilized. The next step is creating a plan as to where the windows will be fixed, how you will access the space, where you will position the lights, etc. You need to take all things into consideration to make the most of the loft space.

#3: Practical thinking is essential when you embark on a loft conversion project. The first and foremost thing that you have to do is find a suitable place for the things that are currently there in the loft area. You can also think of doing away with the clutter by getting rid of the things that you don’t need anymore. However, consider having built-in wardrobes and storage space in the converted loft. The doors of the wardrobe could be of sliding type if your goal is to use the loft space as your bedroom. This will be helpful in saving a great deal of space. If you think you’ll need more storage space in spite of having a loft, prefab garages could be a good option. If you need the job done quickly and without much cost, this is the way to go.

#4: As heat tends to rise in the loft space, you must make sure that it is properly insulated. You should also take into account as to how you want the windows fixed in the loft to open. One of the ways in which you can ensure proper lighting in the loft is by using Velux windows. Decide as to where you will fix these windows.

#5: You also need to decide as to how the stairs will be fixed. In fact, you should have a clear idea about where the landing will be located, from where you will enter the new room and how you will go up from the first floor.

Summarizing, there are several aspects to be considered when doing a loft conversion. You can make the best use of this space without any impact on the rest of the rooms in your home if you do a little bit of planning.

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