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How Can a Loft Conversion Help My Home?

With house prices at the highest they’ve ever been, once you’ve invested in a property, it’s unlikely that you’ll want to move on anytime soon. However, this doesn’t mean that you don’t want more space for your family to grow into and, because of this, many homeowners are opting to renovate their properties to optimise the space they have. One way to do this is to convert your loft. However, there are many ways you could use a loft conversion, and there are many safety considerations to take into account before embarking on the renovation work. So, what are some of the best ways to use the architectural features of a loft conversion to optimise your home? How are loft conversions carried out safely?

A loft conversion can be used in a number of different ways to effectively optimise a living space. By using an attic renovation as a master bedroom, a playroom to declutter other areas of the house, establishing a second living space or a walk-in wardrobe, the space a loft conversion creates could provide the key to a new area of your home.

Keep reading to find out more about how a loft conversion can help to create space in your home, including how best to approach an attic renovation.

How Can a Loft Conversion Help to Create Space in My Home?

If you are looking for more space in your home without having to move entirely, it is likely that renovating areas of your existing house may be the answer. This way you can save money by optimising existing space to better suit your needs. One way to do this is to consider an attic renovation to create a new space with a number of different usage options. Ways to use a loft conversion include:

Master Bedroom 

Whether you’ve got a growing family or you simply want to enjoy a larger, more luxurious bedroom for you and your partner, a loft conversion provides the ideal setting for a spacious master bedroom. 

The angled ceilings of a loft conversion create a beautiful frame for a king-size bed, and you can install Velux windows so that you can enjoy expansive views across your area. Why not take a corner of your loft and transform it into an indulgent en-suite?

Playroom or Games Room 

If your kids’ toys are cluttering up your living room and kitchen, you may want to consider making your new loft conversion a playroom or games room. This way, your children can while away the hours up there, without disturbing you and leaving trip hazards all over the main house. 

Alternatively, if your children aren’t quite children anymore and they want a more private space to hang out with their friends, a spacious loft could be the perfect chill-out spot.

Second Living Space 

If you have a large family, you’ll know how difficult it can be to escape the hustle and bustle of your house for some well-deserved relaxation- particularly if you only have one living space. Perhaps you only have one lounge or your entire ground floor is open plan; either way, you’re probably craving a separate space where you can relax, read your book or watch your favourite TV shows. 

When you transform your loft into a second living space, you never have to worry about fighting over the TV remote or trying to drown out the sound of chaotic cooking whilst you read the paper.

Walk-in Wardrobe 

If you’re an avid shopaholic and your wardrobe’s practically overflowing, you could use some (or all!) of your loft conversion space to store all of your beautiful clothes, shoes and accessories. You could also create an area for a dressing table and mirror so that whenever you emerge from your attic, you’ll always be the belle of the ball. 

A walk-in wardrobe is not only a luxurious addition to your home, but it will also free up space in the rest of your house, making things feel a lot less cluttered and messy. 

What is the Expected Timeline for a Loft Conversion?

The time it takes a loft conversion to be completed tends to vary from project to project. The duration of the attic renovation will depend on the size of your loft, the type of conversion, and any unprecedented challenges that arise during construction. To ensure that the renovation goes smoothly, it will be paramount that steps such as hiring professional scaffolders to provide necessary safety apparatus is carried out before building work begins.

Do You Need Planning Permission for a Loft Conversion?

It is, however, highly likely that you will need planning permission to carry out any of these renovations. For example, if you are trying to increase the amount of space that you have in your loft, you may exceed the volume allowance for your home. The addition of any extensions such as a balcony or veranda will also require planning permission.

Safety Precautions

When you carry out a loft conversion at your property, one of the most vital services that you’ll need to hire is a team of expert scaffolders. This will allow builders to safely and efficiently access the loft, without having any workers feeling unsafe. Professional scaffolding services must take into consideration any potential hazards, the size of the project, the height that workers will be operating at, and the impact that scaffolding may have on the general public.

Ensure a Safe Attic Renovation with Hi-Point Access

Here at Hi-Point Access, we are a reliable scaffolding company offering an extensive range of scaffolding services and can work on both small domestic loft conversions and large-scale commercial renovations. To find out more, call us today on 0114 257 7600, or submit a contact form.

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