If your planning on changing your roof space into living space, then take a look at these great loft conversion ideas that could inspire your project.
There is no hard and fast rule for what you can use your converted space for — it could be anything from an additional bedroom, a new master suite, home office, cinema room, or playroom.
You could even choose to adopt an upside down layout and use you converted roof space to house kitchen and living areas, especially if your design lends itself to some additional outdoor space.
Adding Another Bedroom
Image: Design Squared
These homeowners approached architectural practice Design Squared for design ideas to convert their loft into an additional bedroom.
The solution provided one additional bedroom in the loft space and one small bathroom on a split-level landing.
(MORE: Beginner’s guide to taking on a loft conversion)
Creating a Master Suite
This mid-terrace London house, though tall, was very narrow, with only two rooms on each floor, and one bathroom in the property. With a view to creating a family home, the homeowner (a director at Gruff Ltd) called on her firm for ideas to convert the loft into a master suite with shower room.
In order to bring natural light into the house, frameless glass openings between the bedroom and the connected stairway, lit by a rooflight above, increases the feeling of space.
Externally, the zinc cladding – which takes its cue from the metal used on surrounding roofs – contrasts against the brickwork, allowing the extension to be read as a new element among its Victorian neighbours.
Consider a Home Office
Loft conversion ideas don’t need to be limited to additional bedrooms or impressive master suites – you could consider a home office.
Housing a home office in a loft space will not only keep communal living spaces or bedrooms for the family, but it can also help to create a sense of separation from the rest of the home which can help to reduce distractions or the need for dual purpose living and working spaces.
Jo Dyson has completely redesigned her London flat, creating a ‘reverse living’ loft extension, with the bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor and the kitchen and living space on the new top floor.
On warmer days, when the bi-fold doors are pushed back, it joins the living room to the outside and creates a feeling of an extended relaxing space.
Thanks to a little imagination, Rick Croasdale and Gillian Wigley have given their Victorian home in Nottingham a remarkable character all of its own thanks to a renovation and new roof terrace.
The new exterior is one of the main highlights of the renovation, having been repaired and repainted, while the second storey of the rear extension has been turned into a brilliant conservatory bar. The loft was converted to house a new master suite with proper access out onto the roof terrace.
Extra Space for a Growing Family
With a growing family, and in need of extra space as their youngest son was getting too big for his box room-sized bedroom, the Levick family chose to invest in a loft conversion to their house in St Albans. For loft conversion ideas, the family turned to Econoloft
Econoloft built a full dormer conversion comprising a master bedroom with a bathroom just off the landing. The new space at the top of the house acts as a retreat for the parents, with their youngest son moving into their old bedroom.
Chris Dyson has painstakingly restored a Georgian town house to its former glory, raising the roof to match the neighbouring properties and converting the loft space.
While the first and second storey comprise of formal living accommodation and bedrooms, Chris and wife Sarah chose to raise the roof with a new mansard addition in order to accommodate a new kitchen/family room which is filled with light thanks to patio doors which open out onto a roof terrace, providing much needed outdoor amenity space in this bustling area of London.
Creating a designated space where children can enjoy their toys and hobbies not only helps to keep clutter under control throughout the rest of the house, but can also be a great idea for a loft conversion.
Use sloping ceilings to your advantage by embracing quirky bespoke storage or seating solutions.