Things to think about before converting your loft space

Things to think about before converting your loft space

If you’re looking to create extra space in your home, converting your loft is a great way of freeing up much needed space.

Whether you’re in need of an extra bedroom, play room, office, nursery or chill out zone, converting your loft will not only allow you to enhance the functionality of your home, but it will also allow you to add significant value to your property. In fact, a loft conversion can increase the value of your home by an average of £20,800!

Considered as being a desirable selling point, a loft conversion will allow you to make the most of all of the available space in your home. But what should you think about before converting your loft?

What you will use your loft conversion for?

When it comes to thinking about converting your loft space, it’s important that you think about the purpose of your new space.

From creating an extra bedroom to accommodate a new addition to the family through to creating a fully functioning office space, there are lots of reasons why people decide to convert their loft space.

But in order to make the most of your new space, it’s vital that you have a clear vision of what you want to achieve.

Is it practical?

Before setting your heart on a loft conversion, it’s important that you consider the practicality of this type of conversion, as not all loft spaces have the components needed to successfully convert the space you have available.

Questions you should ask include, is there enough headroom? Is there enough space to accommodate your requirements? Obviously, when it comes to converting your loft, the more space you have, the better.

Building regulations?

Before converting your loft space, it’s vital that you comply with all appropriate building regulations. Factors you will need to consider include whether or not you will need to replace all of the existing doors, ceilings and walls on the floor below, in order to make them fireproof? You will also have to check whether or not there are any specific regulations attached to your property that you will have to adhere to.

Adding an en-suite

If you’re planning on using your loft space to accommodate an extra bedroom, a great way to increase the value of your space further is to add an en-suite bathroom.

This will not only enhance the function and versatility of your new space but it will also add an appealing dimension to your home, especially if you choose to sell your property in the future.

Fitted Wardrobes

One of the main advantages of fitted wardrobes is that they are able to optimise floor to ceiling space in a wide range of environments.

A functional and stylish bespoke storage solution, fitted wardrobes are a great option for loft spaces due to their adaptability. Providing a personalised space for all of your everyday items including clothes, shoes, hand bags, accessories and bedding, fitted wardrobes can be adapted so that no space is wasted.

Perfect for accommodating awkward spaces, fitted wardrobes take up far less space than freestanding fixtures and fittings, meaning they are ideal for small and restricted spaces.

Here at Kenneth Installations in Glasgow, we can help you to integrate fitted wardrobe solutions into your home that are in line with your exact needs and expectations. If you have any questions about any of our services, our friendly team is always on hand to answer any questions that you might have.