• Home
  • Stylish Loft Conversion Ideas For Your Roof Space
Stylish Loft Conversion Ideas For Your Roof Space

Stylish Loft Conversion Ideas For Your Roof Space

It is summertime and you are looking for a new home project to fulfill your free time.

September 3rd, 2020

It is summertime and you are looking for a new home project to fulfill your free time. You suddenly remember that there is an unused roof space that you can turn into a stylish loft. Whether it is a guest bedroom, a play area for your kids, or a home office, there are so many ideas that you choose from for your new loft. However, engaging in this project takes time, planning, and completing. One tricky thing about a loft conversion is making the most out of the space, which is often small. But there is no need to call an actual architect to tell you what you can do. Instead, you can look for some cool ideas online and come up with something new and creative.

Before embarking on this new journey, you must think about the investment. Loft conversion prices depend on many factors. First, you must ask yourself if your loft is suitable for conversion, especially if your loft isn’t high enough. This is very important to know if you are planning on installing a staircase. Second, take a look at any obstacles that may come in the way, such as water tanks or a chimney stack that might need to be moved. Finally, when you decide what your loft will be like, you must think of the details. These include installing windows or bi-fold doors, painting the walls, and even the new furniture that will complement the new space. Whatever you have in mind, make sure you think it through because it all depends on the job’s complexity. With that being said, let’s take a look at some ideas for your loft conversion project.

A room with a view

Probably the first idea that comes to mind for a loft conversion is a bedroom. However, it doesn’t have to be just another simple bedroom with a bed and a small wardrobe, but something more stylish. Since it is a room right under the roof, light is minimal, so you can brighten up the room with a window. The position of the window will depend on the shape of the roof. For example, a roof window is the simplest and easiest way to fill your loft space with natural light. But, if you want the room to look larger and more open, you can install dormer windows. Also, depending on the size of the loft, you can install an en suite bathroom. Instead of having a large bathtub, a shower room is more practical, and if the house allows it, you may build a small balcony that will be carefully designed around the structure. This looks especially nice if you are going for a more barn-like look.

Photo by Ideal Home

Children’s den

Another option for a loft conversion is designing a playroom for your children. This way, your kids will have the opportunity to play with their toys in one place, and it will keep the lid on the chaos around the house. Since kids’ interests change over time, it is recommended that you keep the look of the playroom simple, and according to their likes so you can easily make changes to the loft. When it comes to making great use of the space in it, you can install shelves and cupboards for their toys and drawing tools because they take up little floor space and can look very neat. Then, the best option for the flooring is having a smooth surface because it is soft and easy to clean. To make it more interesting, you can even choose a bed that looks like a fort or a castle. In any case, use all extra space the best way you can to make the playroom more appealing to your children.

Photo by Ofdesign from Pinterest

A peaceful seating area

When your downstairs living room gets very noisy, you can create the perfect retreat right under the roof. You can furnish it with a comfy sofa and a small coffee table that will be complemented by a carpet and matching lights. Just like the bedroom, it is recommended that you add more light in here too. For example, if the roof is lower, you can install roof windows to bring in natural light that won’t require you to stand on your toes to see the landscape outside. Also, in order to brighten up the room, you can include some colors, such as mixing white with a pastel color. Another interesting conversion idea you can use, especially if the space is tight, is building a staircase. For example, a spiral staircase looks great and can be very cost-effective since it limits the wasted landing space. Having a second living room can be an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your amazing artwork, which you can place on some cool shelves.

Photo from Dorset Loft Conversion

A smart study

If you are one of those people who bring their work home, then converting your loft into an office is a great option. It doesn’t have to look exactly like your office at work, but you can make it cozier with minimal decorations. You can improvise and use your creativity to build an office with bright colors, an interesting desk, and lots of shelves if you have enough space. Like with any other room, you will need some natural light, so make sure you choose the best shape roof window. The window will provide a nice view, especially if it overlooks a beautiful landscape. The main purpose of having a smart study at home is because you will have a peaceful workspace without being distracted. Plus, it will be more inviting and provide a casual atmosphere, something you don’t really get when you are in your actual office. It will also give you a sense of independence because you will have your own workspace.

Photo from Tom Spriggs Architect

Final thoughts

Whatever loft conversion ideas you choose, they have proven very useful in adding extra space in your home. However, before you start the conversion process, work out your requirements, and think about what you really need. Keep in mind that you might need building regulations approval to ensure the floor’s structural strength or make sure the roof is stable enough if it needs to be extended or altered in a way. After working out all the details and deciding on what to turn your roof space into, get creative, and engage in this new home project.

Laura Bartlett

Laura Bartlett

Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.