One of the main motivations for undertaking a loft conversion is to have more space. Many Londoners, especially those with families, feel like they have outgrown their house, but the capital’s property market makes it difficult and expensive to move. If you do take the plunge and convert the loft, you want to be sure you are making the most of the space you will gain. As loft conversion specialists, we have compiled our top tips for space saving ideas for your London loft conversion.
Fill in those awkward spaces with fitted furniture. Fitted wardrobes like the one above can be utilised to keep your clothes, shoes and accessories organised – many fitted wardrobes are now equipped with clever storage solutions making it easier to keep track of all your stuff.
With such difficult spaces, you may need to have some custom made furniture. In this loft conversion, the owner had the ingenious idea of setting a chest of draws into the eaves of the loft conversion roof, which maximises floor space.
If you have space under a dormer window and don’t know what to do with it, you could build a window seat. A built-in window seat gives a bedroom a cosy touch and creates a natural lounging area that is ripe to be used as a reading nook or chill out space.
Custom fitted bathroom suites
Custom made bathroom suites are a great way to utilise the space you have regardless of how big or small your bathroom is. If you have an awkward space, you could use a nook to put in a shower.
Putting a bath under a sloping ceiling can be an efficient way to use what otherwise would be dead space. The picture below shows what can be done when you use small spaces efficiently, the added skylight floods the area with natural light.
Another way to save space if you have little square footage for a bathroom is to have a wet room like this.
Built in shelving
Loft spaces are far from conventional – many have unusual shapes with plenty of nooks and crannies. Using these awkward spaces for built-in shelves can be both a design statement as well as a storage area. In the image above, the owners of this loft conversion have installed cupboards as well as shelves and used the space for children’s books and family pictures. It is possible to make such shelves yourself if you have the necessary DIY skills or you can either employ a carpenter or ask our Simply Loft team to add this into your quotation from one of our in house joiners.
Installing shelving into small recesses can offer much-needed storage. The loft above have taken advantage of a small recess above a bed that offers somewhere to put books, keepsakes and family pictures.
If you want to create a space saving loft conversion, don’t hesitate to contact us for a no obligation site survey. Either call us on 0800 917 7571 or contact us here.Share this: