All About Loft Conversions

loftLoft conversions have really become a lifesaver for many people having a desperate need for additional living space. When you stop to think about it, extending this space into the loft is actually a very practical way of solving the space shortage you are experiencing. Regardless of what you choose to do with the space it will be an excellent investment for you. In case you are wondering what I am talking about when you are going to be shelling out money, let me explain. Loft conversions in effect add another room to your existing living space. This in turn increases the value of your property substantially.

Consider the current economic situation and high inflation rates prevailing in the real estate market. Would you seriously consider moving house because you need additional living space? I don’t think so, not unless you have money to burn! That’s clear enough but what do you do when your children are no longer small enough to fit in one room but need more space of their own, for example? Fights break out and all hell starts to break loose when people are crammed together like the proverbial sardines! You need to find a solution and find it fast. Loft conversions Kingston can save the day.

Your first consideration should be whether your loft can be converted and most lofts can by the way. Your loft should have head room of at least 2.4 meters to be convertible to living space. Now this rule applies in the UK and anything less than 2.4 meters will not receive planning permission to be converted. However, if you can get yourself  really clever home renovation builders, there may be a way to fix the problem.

While a builder can guide you on technical and structural matters, you will want to personalize your loft space. Depending on what you plan to use the room for, you can choose the colors you want the room to be painted. It is not advisable to paint the room black if you plan to use it as a bedroom! So be bold, be creative but take a realistic approach to the colors you choose. Chances are in a few short days you may not like the wild colors you chose to make that statement!

Furnishings are another area by which you can add your personal touch. Make sure you buy furniture that will fit into the loft. Remember you have to get the furniture up to the top of the house. Minimalist, understated elegance and soft colors rule but it really depends on your personal expressions. Make sure to find furniture that optimizes the space you have. Measure and re-measure to be sure you get it right and only then start the hunt for furniture. You certainly have a wide range to choose from including different period furniture styles.

Loft conversions can be fun provided you know what you want and make the effort to find yourself a really good builder to get the job done for you.