10 Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Converting Your Loft

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Converting a loft space has the potential to transform a home, adding useful extra space and value while really enhancing the way a house can be used. Whether you're looking to add a new master suite, a quiet home office or extra living space which takes in the views, a loft conversion is one of the most cost-effective ways of adding space to an existing home. However, there is also the chance that, if done badly, it can ruin a property.

From ugly conversions that mess with a house's proportions to badly planned projects that cost thousands yet add little to no value — we give you the 10 most common loft conversion mistakes so that you can ensure your new space is a triumph rather than a fail.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.