6 space-saving loft conversion ideas

A loft conversion is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to add space and value to your property. Depending on the size and layout of your attic space, room can be at a premium. Fortunately, there are things you can do to maximise space and make the most of your loft.

How to maximise the space in a loft conversion

A loft conversion differs from a loft extension in that you’re not raising the roof to increase the available space. This often leaves you with nooks and crannies that could easily go to waste. Here are half-a-dozen space-saving ideas.

Under-eave Storage

The eaves of your loft, where the roof meets the sides of your house, are areas where you’re most likely to waste space, but they don’t have to be. You can fit low-level storage solutions such as shoe racks, shelves, and drawers neatly under the eaves and free up room in the rest of the loft. If you want something a little more spectacular, why not install a full-height wardrobe, facing outwards towards the slope of the roof? That area between the wardrobe and the roof is now your own personal walk-in wardrobe.

Sliding or folding doors

If your wardrobes or storage units open outward, they automatically take up more room than they need to. Invest in sliding or folding doors to reduce the amount of space needed to access them. If you have an alcove, you can fit sliding runners from floor to ceiling and turn it into a bespoke storage area.

Turn structure into style

Many lofts incorporate alcoves, beams, and eaves, most of which are crucial structural elements designed to support the weight of the roof. Obviously, these need to stay in position, but that doesn’t mean you can’t turn them into a focal point for the room. Paint the beams in a contrasting colour to the walls and ceiling to make them really stand out or place a lounge chair directly beneath the point that two ceiling slopes join.

Create a rooftop terrace

You don’t have to settle for extra space inside. It’s possible to extend your loft by fitting a glass-covered roof terrace to the roof and knocking through. Not only is this a stunning and stylish addition to your home, you get to enjoy the great outdoors in all weather.

Think upwards or raise the floor

If your loft space is tall but small, the best way to maximise space is to lean into the height. Build a mezzanine level for your bed or lounging area and fill the area beneath with shelving and storage units to kill two birds with one stone. As an alternative, store your belongings from floor to ceiling and invest in a set of movable steps.

Compact stairs

The stairs to your loft take up a lot of space, but they don’t have to. With a little advance planning, you can incorporate a more tightly built staircase that doubles back on itself or even a spiral staircase. Give yourself even more room by fitting additional shelving along the staircase itself.

Space-saving loft conversion ideas: final thoughts

If you want a loft conversion for your West London property that makes the most of the space available, you’ve come to the right place. Contact SKC Services Ltd today on 0203 002 7281 to arrange a free home visit and consultation.

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