Now a days the modern family is constantly changing and growing, with the addition of new family members and changing work practices it is becoming increasingly important for us to have homes that are able to adapt to suit our complex needs and increased belongings. Space is often the biggest issue that confronts homeowners, but with the high costs associated with moving in is simply not an option for the majority of us.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways that you can increase the size of your home (and value along the way) and avoid the hassle and expense that accompanies having to relocate to a larger home. SkyLofts have compiled a Don’t Move Improve article which is well worth a read on the cost benefits of improving via a loft conversion.
With this in mind SkyLofts have pulled together some great tips for making the most out of every millimetre of space in your loft conversion:
1. By making use of natural light in your loft conversion, painting the walls of your room white and adding a white, high gloss finish to doors allows natural light to bounce around your loft, making it appear and feel bigger than it actually is. White does not have to be boring either. A white base actually makes it a lot easier to incorporate a clear colour scheme into the room and introduce bold colours and patterns that are uniquely you. Naturally light also brings its own benefit – read SkyLofts article Natural Light, Naturally Beneficial for more information.
2. In your loft conversion it is a great idea to utilise every nook and cranny. A great example of this is fitting custom-built cupboards, cabinets, drawers and desks into the eaves space, which is the space in a loft where the roof slopes down to the floor. This space is often labelled as ‘redundant’ because it is usually no more than one metre hight, but it is spaces like these that are perfect for sneaking storage solutions into. SkyLofts have made many fantastic custom built wardrobes for customers and would be more than happy to recommend what would work best in your loft conversion.
3. When designing your loft conversion think up. Do not let your fear of heights get the better of you when trying to work out ways to incorporate storage solutions into your loft. Fit cupboards and shelves right up to the ceiling and store seasonal or decorative items in the hard-to-reach places.
4. Do not install doors that require them to open outwards and take valuable space, instead consider a wardrobe with sliding doors. Industrial-style rails that run along the length of the wall work great with simple doors fitted to runners along the floor and ceiling.
5. Make use of mirrors as these are a tried and tested way of making a room appear larger than it actually is. Mirrors can even be used to conceal cupboards or sliding doors or purely as a design feature.
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If you are considering a loft conversion in Surrey, Hampshire or South West London please contact SkyLofts on 01252 500 872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to further understand your space saving opportunities.