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10 Creative Ways to Use Your Loft Space

Converting your loft is really a great way to show off your creativity and experiment with creating your perfect interior. With the ever-increasing need for more room, building upwards instead of outwards is a highly effective way of maximising the space in your home, and it really means the sky is the limit. Check out our favourite creative ways to use your loft space below. Master bedroom or lodger space Whilst this is perhaps the most obvious option, creating your own private bedroom upstairs, an oasis away from the rest of the household, could greatly enhance your lifestyle. Similarly, if you…

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What is the most cost effective loft conversion?

A cost effective loft conversion is one that improves your home and quality of living, while being good value for money. However, this assumes you’re going to live in the property afterwards. While most homeowners use a loft conversion as a means to stay in the family home, property developers are mainly interested in the value that’s added to a property by a quality loft conversion. Here, we’ll gather the prevailing market estimates from a variety of sources to give you a good idea of whether a loft conversion will boost the market value of your property. Pricing a Loft Conversion…

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Loft Conversion Storage

When planning your loft conversion, it’s easy to overlook the details and forge ahead with the bigger jobs, like installing windows and an en suite bathroom. However, it pays to imagine how you will use the space to your best advantage. Part of this process must involve your storage solutions. Consider what options are available to you, using our handy list below. Built in wardrobes Use your floor-to-ceiling space to create as much storage as you require. Built in wardrobes maximise storage capacity by being flush to the walls and ceiling and eliminate the dead space caused by traditional wardrobes. If…

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How to know if you have enough head height for a loft conversion

So, you’ve decided on a loft conversion? You’ll want it to be your new favourite space in the home. Somewhere cosy, comfortable and, importantly, safe. That means you must ensure your ceilings are high enough to meet building regulations. If you find that your ceilings come up short, don’t fret. There are many ways to raise them to meet safety standards. Building regulations The suitability of your loft for conversion depends on the available head height of the potential room. It’s an industry standard that the centre of the roof and a majority of the ceiling is at least 2.2 metres…

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House extension vs loft conversion

The housing market is improving year on year as the economy recovers from the crash of 2009. Almost ten years later, it’s coming up Milhouse for UK property owners and it’s a better time than ever to invest in the loft conversion or home extension you dreamed up when you first moved in. It can be hard to choose which option is best for you. So, this month, let’s weigh up the pros and cons. Cost With a loft conversion, all you need to begin is right there in front of you. If you have access to a loft space then…

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5 of the most profitable uses for a garage conversion

Taking a walk on the wild side of garage and loft conversions, this month we’ll be looking at the more extravagant options when it comes to adding extra space to your home. Selling your home after a major development will often see a major return on your investment, but the question is which additional rooms spark the imaginations of potential buyers? NK Lofts is here to answer just that. Games Room The beauty of a games room is that it can be done on a budget or you can go all-out and indulge your inner teenager. If you wanted a Pac-Man…

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Design Tips for Loft Conversion En Suites

You deserve the loft conversion that works best for you. If you’re looking to create a new bedroom – either for yourself, the children or an older relative – you could benefit from an en suite bathroom. Having a bath, sink, toilet and shower on the same floor as the bed maximises livability and increases the value of your home over a conversion without en suite. Planning the layout To make a practical start on your en suite bathroom, make a floor plan and mark where the height of the roof is 1.8m, 1.6m and 1.4m. This will give you an…

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What are the steps when converting a loft?

When you’re committed to converting your loft, it’s a good idea to start thinking about a timeline for the major building works. To help, we’ve put together this point-by-point guide to the steps taken the transform a disused loft space into a functional room, complete with ensuite bathroom. Inspection for Suitability The roof needs to be high enough to stand up comfortably (no less than 2.2 metres), and requires a steep enough pitch to achieve this. Access must be considered as well as any other obstacles to overcome. Water tanks, purlins and chimneys are common problems, and a thorough inspection will…

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