When looking in to the possibility of having a loft conversion, it's only natural to look at the project in terms of extra rooms (and the boost to your house value due to more rooms). However it is also worth focussing on the benefits all that bespoke loft storage space could offer. |
Occasionally a converted loft will have joists installed below the angled roof which will create a flat ceiling within your loft conversion. Quite literally this gives a small area of loft storage right above your head which can be used for a number of small items. A small loft hatch can be installed into the ceiling of all the appropriate rooms during the conversion of your loft space. This will become the access to the over head loft storage. It will not be great for storing anything big, such as suitcases or large cardboard boxes (unless they are flattened) but it could more than likely be used for items which are not needed very regularly and are small, such as Christmas decorations or old DVD collections that only get viewed now and again.
Second to the over head storage space, there will also be room to create loft storage in the eves. This is sometimes accessed by use of a small hatch or door which leads into the crawl space behind the low sloping walls. A different way of making use of this space is to have your loft conversion company install draws directly into the walls which slide back in to this eve.
In each individual room there are also many other loft storage ideas. Understandably, the walls of a loft room are not normally right-angled like those in the rooms on the ground and first floor, as they need to follow the slope of your external roof line. Bearing this in mind custom-made shelving can be designed by you chosen loft conversion company or purchased, this shelving is specially designed to fit into sloping eaves.
The most popular reason for a loft conversion is to create a children's bedroom, sometimes because they have grown older and require more space and sometimes because a new arrival is expected. Children's bedrooms tend to look messy and create clutter like no other room on the house! Stepping away from loft storage for a minute, it can be a good idea to paint the walls a uniform toning colour to overcome this cluttered fell in a child's room, also by using white furniture your room will achieve the feel of being spacious and airy. With low head room towards the outer edge of most loft conversions children may be encouraged to tidy away their toys into the many low level cupboards and draws which may have been built.
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