Loft conversions are becoming an increasingly popular home improvement project and they’re a great alternative to building an extension. Converting your loft into a usable room can add value, space and comfort to your home, and there are so many different ways you can use the room once converted. With some careful planning and the right team of professionals, a loft conversion can be a relatively quick and hassle-free process that can transform your home.
If you’ve been contemplating converting your loft space and you’re wondering how other homeowners use the new room they create, keep reading today. Our team has put together a list of different ways you can use a converted loft space and there is a solution for every home, every family and every lifestyle.
The most common way people use a converted loft space is to create an additional bedroom. Whether the loft is turned into a new, spacious master bedroom or a spare room for guests, having another bedroom can be beneficial. Some homeowners will even add an en-suite or walk-in wardrobe to the bedroom in their loft and depending on the type of loft conversion you have, it can provide you with a considerable amount of space to use.
Another popular use for a converted loft space is a home office. As more people start working from home either full-time or on a hybrid basis, having a home office has become more important. Turning your loft space into an office will provide you with somewhere to focus on your work, without the distractions and noise of a busy home. Working in your converted loft space can help to increase your productivity as well as improve your work-life balance.
Having a home cinema room has so many benefits and you can turn your new loft space into somewhere you can watch your favourite movies and TV shows. Using some comfortable seating, a projector and a surround sound system, you can create the ultimate viewing experience. A cinema room is a great way to entertain family and friends too, and you can have so much fun watching movies together.
When they don’t have space in their home for a cosy reading nook, some homeowners will use their converted loft space as a home library. Installing floor-to-ceiling bookshelves can help you to create a library-like atmosphere and you can spend hours reading your favourite books in a comfortable reading chair. A home library will provide you with somewhere to escape to after a busy day at work or looking after your children.
A converted loft can also be a great space for a home gym, saving you hundreds of pounds a year on a traditional gym membership. When you have your own gym at home, working out will be much more convenient and it will be easy to find time in your schedule to exercise. You can create a comfortable and relaxed environment where you can focus on your health and well-being, and you can work out in privacy.
Transforming the loft into a games room with a pool table, foosball table, dart board or other games is very popular and it will give you a great social space to use with family and friends. Not only does a games room offer hours of entertainment, but it provides you with a place to spend quality time with your loved ones. This room can be somewhere to unwind at the end of the day too and you will spend a lot of time in the space having fun.
When they have a hobby, whether this is painting or sewing, lots of homeowners will turn their converted loft space into a craft room. This space becomes an outlet for creative expression and with a craft room, you will have somewhere to store all of your supplies and materials. You can use this dedicated space whenever you want to focus on your projects or relax and take some time for yourself.
Planning a Loft Conversion For Your Home
Now you know how other homeowners use their converted loft space, you should find it easier to decide how you’re going to use the new room you create. If you need some help with the initial planning and design stages for a loft conversion, contact us at Arkiplan today. Our team can assist you with loft conversion planning and we can provide you with the professional drawings you need to carry out your renovation project.
Our experts can assist with applying for planning permission for loft conversions as well as getting building regulations approval too, and we can make the whole process much less stressful. Should you have any questions about making the most of your roof space, we will happily discuss your loft conversion plans with you in more detail.