‘Improve, don’t move’ has become a mantra for families throughout the country. Many people are attracted by the possibilities of expanding and extending their homes rather than dealing with the fuss and hassle of moving house. Loft conversions are still hugely popular, and there are plenty of ways you can transform your dark, bare loft space into something magical.
If you don’t fancy going for the traditional spare bedroom option then how about turning your loft into a light, bright creative studio? Let us tell you how.
Loft conversions can provide the perfect space to transform into a creative hub. This often unused space is located far away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house, giving you more peace and quiet than other rooms will. Plus, being at the very top of your home means you could benefit from some great views, which are perfect for helping you find inspiration in the great outdoors.
Here are a few points to consider if you’re thinking about transforming your loft into a creative area within your home.
Let there be light
Daylight is one of the most important things to think about if you’re considering transforming your loft into a hub of creativity.
There are plenty of different options available to you when it comes to flooding your newly renovated loft conversion with tons of natural light. Centre pivot roof windows are a classic when it comes to lighting up your loft conversion, and are great for higher installations. You can even get electric roof windows for out of reach places so you can let fresh air in for a more comfortable space. Plus, they add a little touch of luxury!
Top hung windows are ideal if you want to make the most out of your roof window. As they open outwards, there’s no sash protruding into your room and taking up space (or creating the opportunity to bump your head!). You’ll also enjoy the greatest amount of headspace and panoramic views with a top hung window. A great opportunity for a 5 minute break with a cup of tea to boost your creative juices.
Our experts know how you can get the most out of your roof windows, whether it’s positioning them correctly to capture the best amount of daylight or creating a stunning feature with two or more windows.
Another special way of taking inspiration from the great outdoors is by opening up your new creative space through the installation of a balcony window system. These innovative roof windows create a gorgeous Juliet-style balcony with one gentle push, and are the perfect way to open up your space and make the most of the gorgeous views. Balcony windows from Sterlingbuild come from renowned brands like VELUX and FAKRO, so you know you’re in good hands.
Make it beautiful
Once you’ve made the decision to create a gorgeous inspiring space in your loft, the next step is the fun bit – decorating.
Think about what you want your room to feel like and then work your colour palette around this. Lilac and purple hues are known for their associations with creativity, joy and spirituality, which makes them great options for a creative space. White and neutral tones have clean, pure connotations, and are perfect for creating a blank canvas in which to allow yourself to make the most of your imagination.
Mirrors are a great way make the most of the light within your new loft, bouncing rays around your room and creating a greater sense of depth within the space. Glass has a similar effect, so when you’re thinking about decorating your new studio perhaps dot around a few gorgeous mirrors or hang some wall art in glass frames. This not only boosts the style in the space, but it makes the whole room feel bigger and brighter.
Another big aspect of making sure your creative loft conversion is as successful as possible is storage. You don’t want your creativity to be dampened because you’re surrounded by mess and clutter, do you? Here at Simply Loft we understand that you need to consider storage during the planning phase. Take a look our storage ideas for some inspiration.
Fill your new inspiring abode with all of the things you need to get your creative juices flowing. Whether that’s an easel and plenty of storage for pretty paint pots or a pattern cutting table and the perfect desk to hold your sewing machine, make sure the furniture in your new space is just what you need to feel invigorated and inspired.
The key to making the most out of your dark, dingy loft space is light. Once you’ve flooded the room with gorgeous natural light then the possibilities are endless. Lofts are the perfect place to blend creativity, style and function within one beautiful new space, and as the capital’s leading loft conversion specialist we can help you make this a reality in your home. It’s sure to become your new favourite place to be.
Take a look through our gallery for lots more inspiration about transforming your loft through a Simply Loft conversion project.