Victorian or 1930′s homes in particular are perfect for loft conversions due to their high roof pitches. The cost of such loft conversions will vary depending on size, structural changes, client specification and planning designs. Currently lofts may only be used as a general storage area. Yet with a little creativity the help of some professional expertise, your loft or attic could be transformed into versatile living space. In every way it’s an investment that can pay big dividends.
‘It is vital to ensure that the work is carried out and conforms to Building Regulations…’
Here are just a few design ideas for maximizing on the space in the roof.
A full loft conversion in the traditional sense would mean installing a master or guest bedroom with en-suite bath or shower room. That would arguably give the best return on the investment, and would be at the higher end of the budget.
As many more people are now working from home, an increasingly popular loft design is the home office, fully kitted out with cabinets, storage and wiring for all telecoms. If you’re creating this kind of space in your loft, you may wish to include design features such as desk-high electrical sockets.
Turning your loft into a playroom or teenage den might be a way of accommodating the children, and with more grown-up children staying at home for longer, this could be an invaluable use of the space.
Even a simply boarding out the attic space and installing a good access point, a robust loft ladder and lighting to create a basic storage space can make your property more appealing when you come to sell. Every house should at least finish their loft in this way, before thinking about moving. It makes the property more sale-able, as almost everyone who moves does so because they need more space.