Clever Space-Saving Ideas For Your Loft Conversion
A loft conversion is one of the most effective ways to create brand new space in your property. You might be surprised by just how much space a conversion can open up in your roof space, especially in smaller lofts, and by paying extra attention you can maximise the amount of space available without any trouble at all.
In this article, we’re using our loft conversion expertise to look at 5 clever ways you can save even more space when planning your brand new loft conversion.
Embrace the shape of your loft space
The main, overriding tip to keep in mind is to take advantage of the unconventional shape of your loft space, rather than let it hold you back. Lofts come in all shapes and sizes, and awkward slopes, indents or protrusions can complicate things. In order to save space where you might otherwise think is a lost cause, you should think outside the box and look at creative ways of implementing the odd shapes and features of your loft into the decor of the room.
Trying to fit standard household furniture into your loft can often cause more hassle than it’s worth, and might end up with you sacrificing valuable space as a compromise. Instead, think about fitted furniture from the start, and implement that into your planning and design to make sure you’re saving as much space as possible. Fitted wardrobes, for example, can save an immense amount of room while providing a clean and efficient look that brings out the best of your new loft.
Shaping furniture so it fits neatly in awkward recesses or in between protruding pillars can bring a satisfying air of consistency to the room, and allows you to use the more open areas as you see fit.
Creative shelving solutions
As we said at the start, a key way to save space in your converted loft is to make use of any unusual shapes or features of your loft. Shelving is one of the easiest and effective ways to do this, and will add an extra layer of style to the room while keeping it neat and tidy at the same time.
Install shelving to run along peculiar recesses, and think about how a vertical shelf design can revamp those nooks and crannies throughout the room. Fiddly corners, and any other areas dictated by the architecture of your roof, might be the ideal spot for new shelves, so keep that in mind when you’re finding it tough to really make the most of the space available.
The staircase for your conversion can eat up a lot of room if you let it, so it’s important to figure out a staircase solution that saves as much space as possible in advance. Often, a spiral staircase will be a great choice – especially for smaller properties – but there are plenty of ways to create a stylish, safe and functional entrance to your loft without giving up too much room. Speak with your designer to figure out the best solution for your property, keeping in mind what you’ll be using the converted space for, as well as how much space you have on the floor below the loft.
Bedroom loft conversions can benefit greatly from an accompanying bathroom suite, but this can be difficult to factor in without losing a large amount of space. It pays to be wise here, and keeping things as minimal as possible might be the best option for many. Make use of vertical space by using a walk in shower unit instead of a bathtub, and implement the fitted furniture mindset with a fitted sink and cabinet.
If you have a slope in the loft space, a bath could fit perfectly underneath, neatly using space that would otherwise go to waste.
A wet room is another alternative which can be incredibly effective in tighter spaces, offering fantastic functionality even in more enclosed or misshapen areas.
NK Lofts are proud to provide professional loft conversion services to homeowners throughout the Northampton, Peterborough and Coventry areas. From initial planning and design to final installation of stairs, heating, plumbing and more, our expert team work closely with you to create a loft conversion that is suited to your exact requirements. To find out more about all of our services, or to arrange a free quote, don’t hesitate to contact us today.