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Loft conversions are always some of the most extensive but exciting projects you will have in your life. It’s a change to your living space that will affect your day to day routine from where you sit for breakfast to how you’ll entertain guests in your multifunctional living room.
Loft conversions make a difference in how you navigate your home. It feels foreign the first few days but the next thing you know; you’ve already established a routine around it as if you have moulded yourself to your new space already.
You’ll get nostalgic of the old arrangement but that’s something you want to avoid as much as possible. Make sure your new place turns into something that you will love even more by considering one or two of these loft conversion ideas.
Turn odd nooks and crannies into storage space
Find odd space in your home that you can use to store items and have your contractor build customised furniture for the space. It can be detached or built in dividers where you can hide clutter and other stuff. Less clutter gives the illusion of more space.
Lobo London is an established builder in London and they’ve had several projects where they had to turn quirky nooks and crannies into storage space. Check their designs at lobolondon.co.uk
Let there be more natural light
Did you know that the amount of natural light you are exposed to can affect your mood? I can never stay in a room with natural light for more than 24 hours. I simply love to bath in natural light especially during the early hours of the morning.
If you love to have more natural light in your room as well as save money on electricity bills, then find an area in your home where you can possibly add more windows. Be careful where you place them though as you don’t want to end up getting too much harsh sunlight in your home during mid-afternoons.
Soundproof your floors
If you live in a building, soundproofing your floors will make a big difference to the way that you move around your home. This means you don’t have to tiptoe to your kitchen every night because you don’t want to bother the neighbours below. Soundproofed floors mean you’ll be able to move around freely without having to worry that your downstairs acquaintances will hear you.
Pick only a few colours
Sure, it might look great when you visualise it in your head but too many colours in your space can make it look cluttered. It takes a good interior designer to give you a colour palette that works well together but if you’re planning the conversion yourself, then stick to the simple stuff and choose only two to three shades, preferably close tints of the same colour.
If you want to create an illusion of more space, paint the wall and ceiling in the same colour and use pale shades to make the place feel light and uncluttered. Contact builders such as Lobo London in UK for more ideas on how to play with colours to enhance the feeling of space.
Those are just some loft conversion ideas guaranteed to make your home a little bit better. They’re simple but they make a big difference to your living routine. There’s a million more ideas out there but the ones we outlined above apply to almost any space.
Do you have other loft conversion ideas? What was your most recent loft conversion project? Do you love it or regret it? Let me know in the comments.