If you are thinking of converting your loft into another room, then you could be forgiven for wondering what exactly you could turn it into.
After all, lofts are usually awkward shapes and sizes, which can make converting them into a livable room a real challenge. Furthermore, if you feel like you already have sufficient space downstairs, but you know that your loft has untapped potential and that it can add value to your home, you might be struggling with ideas of what to do with it.
This is totally understandable, but the good news is that there are a number of different ideas you use to inspire you into deciding what to do with your converted loft space.
Here are five things you can turn a loft into:
You can turn it into an extra bedroom
One of the best uses for a converted loft is as a bedroom. Having somewhere for your extended family or friends to stay when they come around is a great help, especially during the holiday season.
Converted loft spaces can be ideal for spare bedrooms because, by their nature, they are tucked away upstairs, offering guests the privacy they need when they retire to bed. In many ways, it is a separate room from the rest of the house and can be a peaceful guest quarters if you need it.
However, it is important to note that your loft conversion should be done by professionals – such as Touchstone Lofts – if you want to house guests because the last thing you need is for the space to be leaking, cold or draughty.
You could turn it into a games room
A fun option could be to turn the loft into a games room full of your favorite forms of entertainment. These could be arcade games, a pool table, a games console, or even a foosball table.
This would make the loft the perfect place to come and unwind or entertain guests at the weekend.
You can turn it into a cinema or bar
On a similar note, you could convert your loft into a cinema or bar area, which you can use to spend time with your family and friends, as well as indulge in the full cinema experience.
This option is particularly exciting if you are a movie buff or you often host social occasions. Having a dedicated bar or cinema space makes it easier to keep the noise levels down and prevent mess from spreading across your whole house.
You could turn it into a den for your children
If you have children, then the loft could be the ideal place to create a den or playroom for them, depending on their age.
For young children, having a room to house all their toys would be fantastic, and it will help you to contain any mess within a dedicated area.
Similarly, if you have older children, then giving them a private area where they can put a TV or games console will offer them much-needed independence and prevent any arguments over the TV downstairs.
You can turn it into the dressing room of your dreams
Alternatively, if you are struggling to find a place for all your clothes, then why not turn your loft into a huge dressing room, complete with wardrobes, shoe racks, and a dressing table.
It would massively alleviate space in your bedroom and give you a spacious area to get ready in the mornings.
I hope all of them inspire you to make the most of your attic space.