Lofts can sometimes be forgotten about and just looked at as a storage room. But there is so much more you can do to utilise this unconventional space. Converting your loft to one of the suggested creative ideas below, won’t just benefit your wellness by gaining another room. It’ll also seriously increase the value of your home. Through analytics, it suggests that a loft conversion that adds either a bedroom or a bathroom increases the property value by roughly 21 percent.
Although it’ll be a large investment to start with, you’ll work your money back through the property’s value and the enjoyment you get from the room. Without further ado, let’s get into my personal top 10 creative ideas for a loft conversion that you can start in 2021.
Let’s start with my favourite and a possible project I might start in the upcoming years. An adult entertainment area and in particular a bar. An area that is secluded from other parts of the house, where you come to isolate with your friends or family and loosen up a bit. However, adult entertainment doesn’t necessarily mean just a bar. It could also be an out of bounds area for your kids, so you have a chance to relax every once and a while. This could be a gaming area or even a snooker room as well.
Struggling to find a peaceful area in your house where you can focus on reading, studying or work? Great, converting your existing loft into a study area may be a good idea for you. I’ve noticed that when it comes down to studying, I study the best when I’m exposed to natural lighting. This isn’t a problem for a loft conversion as you’ll be able to add sky or roof lights, allowing a substantial amount of natural sunlight to enter the room. This can also be a perfect idea for small and snug lofts, being in a small environment with nice lighting never fails to trigger my brain into thinking of wonderful ideas.
The most common loft conversion is probably a bedroom, but why not make this into your dream master suite? Most lofts are fairly big, allowing you to create a hotel-like master suite. You could create this master suite to be an open plan or divide the bathroom with a wall. I’m not sure what it is, I adore hotel rooms that have the showers or baths exposed in the room. It makes the room feel a lot more spacious and gives me the feeling like I’m on vacation. Waking up to this every day will certainly put anyone’s mind straight for what the day has to offer.
Have young children and completely tired of seeing their toys lying around the family areas? Or feel like you currently don’t have enough room to satisfy their playtime? Creating a playroom that is specifically designed toward playtime will fix just that. You could get really creative with this one and as they grow, you’ll be able to continue using the room. Unfortunately, they don’t stay young their whole life, so updating this space while they grow up is ideal. Instead of the logo blocks they used to play with, you can update it with a dartboard, computer, gaming console, the list goes on.
5.Rent it Out
Something that isn’t popular for everyone, converting your loft won’t only increase your property value but you could also turn it into a money machine. Creating a spare room for someone to live in and pay rent is the ideal way to get your return on investment. When you later decide to sell the house, you would have already made some and if not all of your money back on the loft conversion. The added money can then go toward another property or just to have fun with.
Taking the time to collect your thought is important for your well-being and mental health. Having an associated room where you can go and do just that is ideal. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you go here to meditate or listen to music, but more of a place that you feel comfortable in and somewhere that you look forward to going to after a long day.
I love the secret conversion idea as nobody knows it there, apart from whoever you’ve shown of course. A secret loft conversion, as suggested by the name is meant to look hidden. Instead of a traditional staircase leading up to the conversion, you’ll just keep the entrance how it is. To enter the room, you’ll have to pull the loft hatch and climb the ladder. Giving it that secret vibe from which you benefit from.
Treating your visitors with an outstanding hotel-like experience is something we can all get a buzz from. It could be friends, close relatives or anyone for that matter. Giving them a stay that they’ll never forget, doesn’t just give you huge brownie points but also encourages them to visit more. We’ve all been in a position when we haven’t wanted to go somewhere because we generally don’t like it or don’t feel comfortable staying there. Creating a dreamy guestroom will eliminate these fears.
Currently, mine and many others reading this are just using their lofts as unorganised storage. If you’re like me and know that you have to climb into the loft to grab something important, you put it off for days to come. Remove this frustration by creating organised and good-looking storage. This is definitely the cheaper loft conversion you can do and doesn’t require a ton of effort.
10.Your Dream Bathroom
Creating your dream bathroom should always be on top of the bucket list. If your design needs more room than your existing bathroom, then you may find this additional space in your loft. You’ll then be able to change your current bathroom into another room that you desire.