When you need to make your home bigger but want to stay in your current house , one option is to convert your loft space into a new room. Maybe you need a new bedroom, an office space, guest room or maybe a nursery or a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of your family. Whatever your reasons for doing it, adding a new room in your attic is the perfect way to create extra living space without the hassle of having to move house.
Building a loft conversion is a great way to not only add space to your home, but it can of course add value to your house too which is always an incentive when making big improvements to the interior/exterior. With this is in mind, it is important to finish the conversion to the highest quality you can afford, so however big or small your budget is, make sure the completed conversion is seamless and flows into the rest of the house effortlessly. To get an idea of how much does a loft conversion cost, check out this guide by Claire Mitchell.
When converting an existing room or adding an extension to add space and value to your home, it is important to also add lots of natural light and a feeling of space even when your new room is small.
Here are some suggestions of how to make the most of your conversions:
If you decide to convert your loft in to a living space, it is worth considering how many clever ways there are of adding storage to the room without it taking up too much floor space. By constructing cupboards, built in wardrobe and drawers in to the roof eaves, you are making use of parts of the room which might not otherwise be made use of. Not only does this give the room a minimal and simplistic finish, it also ensures that you have storage that is hidden away without compromising the size of the room.
Being Clever with Colours
If your new space is a little on the small and dark side, a simple trick to make it seem bigger is to choose light colours for the walls and flooring. Use the light that there is along with reflective tones to create an illusion of space. Neutral colours work very well in a small room, and if you paint the ceilings white this will give the feeling of height and therefore more space. Think light greys, yellows, blues, seagrass and even magnolia. Remember you can also use an eggshell or satin finish to help reflect light in a small space.
An easy hack for adding the illusion of more space and light within a room is to use mirrors. Mirrors reflect light instead of absorbing it, and therefore, they trick the eye into thinking the room is brighter and larger, depending on where they are placed. By hanging a mirror directly across from a window inside a small room, gives the illusion of another window, which therefore, brightens the room and makes it feel more spacious.
Of course the best way to achieve lots of natural light is to add windows. Roof windows are a fantastic way of adding natural light into your loft conversion, without having to rebuild your roof and all of the expense and mess that goes hand in hand with ay type of roof reconstruction. With so many roof window designs available from VELUX there is bound to be one for every type of converted living spaces.
What are your tips for accentuating your new living space?