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Three Loft Conversions That Dare To Be Different!

There’s a time for playing it safe by opting for neutral colours or conventional room designs, such as planning to sell your home in the near future for instance. Otherwise it can be very exciting to have the chance to showcase a part of your life when working alongside the Simply Loft creative team. Our homes are an extension of us after all. Patterned feature walls, Stripes, murals, alternative areas to hide away in. The sky’s the limit when you want…

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5 reasons to improve, not move, in London

The traditional climb up the housing ladder has been disrupted by a number of factors, both positive and negative, in the last few years. However, the trend of improving not moving is only gaining traction, with planning permission for extensions, basements and loft conversions in London rising by 60% in five years. So, if you need more space, but are not sure if you should improve or move, here are five reasons why you should consider renovating your property rather…

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Is my house suitable for a loft conversion?

In some areas of London, four out of 10 homes have had loft conversions. While this figure is mainly reserved for London’s inner city boroughs such as Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea, even the outer boroughs are embracing the loft conversion trend. The popularity of loft extensions is, in part, due to the high cost of moving in the capital, the recent rise in house prices and the jump in stamp duty on properties over £925,001. A loft conversion is…

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How to get a loft conversion on a Victorian terrace

Almost a quarter of all UK homes are terraced. If you are living in a Victorian build, you might find that the current layout does not necessarily work as a modern family house. After all, these houses were built to service a different time with different needs; outside toilet anyone? Now, in the 21st century, many homeowners need their terraced houses to let in light, provide space for ideally more than one bathroom, a study and preferably for children to…

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North London Lofts: The best of our projects north of the river

North London Lofts: The best of our projects north of the river From Islington to Barnet, our North London loft conversions are as unique as our clients. We take a look back at the best and most interesting lofts we have created from N1 to N22. So, if you’re looking for inspiration for your own North London loft conversion, keep on reading. Balfour Road, Highbury Islington This loft conversion in Highbury was part of a large-scale home renovation, which included…

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How to choose a staircase design for your loft conversion

How to choose a staircase design for your loft conversion One of the benefits of a loft conversion is the utilisation of what could be considered dead space – and while property owners dream of light-filled bedrooms, how you will get up to your newly converted loft space is often hardly given a second thought. However, the staircase is not only important for practical reasons, it can also be a design feature in itself. Here is our guide on how…

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Loft Conversion: Interior Design

In such a crowded city as London, gaining more space can be difficult, but by expanding into the loft area of your house you can add that much need extra space. Loft conversions can also be cost effective too, as they can add value to your home. But how do you turn, what was once dead space, into a beautiful bedroom, bathroom, playroom or home office? Read on to read our top interior design tips for your loft conversion. The…

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South London Loft conversions

Loft conversions in South London: The best of our projects south of the river

In our series looking back at the best of our projects, we’ve picked the best and most interesting loft conversions we have worked on to help bring you some inspiration for your own London Loft conversion. This time we head south of the River and discover a secret alcove, an open plan bathroom and a room with a view in Brixton. Gypsy Road, Streatham Located in the popular neighbourhood of Streatham, this project featured the creation of an L-section rear…

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Inspiring interiors for a loft bedroom

How to pay for a loft conversion

Converting a loft is still one of the most popular forms of home improvement in London. Currently, the average cost of a loft conversion is about £35,000 to £40,000. Of course, this is a ballpark figure and how much it will cost depends on your house, what exactly you are having done and the types of materials you choose to use. Adding a loft can add value to your property. According to Nationwide, adding a loft can add up to…

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2017 London Loft Conversion inspiration

If your New Year’s resolution is to expand your home with a loft conversion, then you have come to the right place. We have picked our top four loft conversions to help inspire you to improve, not move, in 2017. Rotherhithe, London: Large rear dormer loft conversion and internal refurbishment This sixth-floor apartment, near the Thames, in Rotherhithe, South East London, underwent a large rear dormer loft conversion and an extensive internal refurbishment. The project included the creation of two…

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