Hello World! Welcome Friends! Converting a loft is a worthwhile activity for any homeowner who wants additional space in the house. If you don’t have the option of expanding your home or putting up an additional room, a loft conversion project is the next best thing.
What’s great about converting a loft is that you can turn it into practically anything that you can think of. Some homeowners have successfully converted the loft space into a bedroom, study room, entertainment or play area, meditation space, home gym, or storage facility. Whatever your purpose for the loft is, be prepared to live more comfortably in your home as soon as the loft conversion is finished.
However, while turning the loft into a fully functional section of the house is helpful, there are a lot of factors that you need to know. Here are some of the things that you should consider when planning to convert your existing loft:
Loft conversion involves considerable cost.
Unlike an interior design change or a replacement of floor carpeting, loft conversion might lead you to spend significantly on some things. Here are some of the things where you should expect some expenditure in terms of converting a loft:
- Hiring a contractor or design professional
- Construction or renovation of the loft
- New furniture and decorations
- Electrical wiring and plumbing requirements
- Local building permits and related fees
Make sure that you are ready to spend on these items, before embarking on a grand project such as this.
Loft conversion comes in several types.
One of the reasons why some loft design ideas fail is the fact that the loft conversion type wasn’t decided on in the first place. Knowing how the loft should look like is extremely important, before starting to break down walls and throwing stuff away.
Here are some of the common types loft conversion that you can choose from:
- L-shaped dormer
- Single dormer
- Full width dormer
- Hip to Gable
This particular factor probably trumps your initial plans in terms of decorating and buying new furniture. Decide on the type of loft conversion first, before making decisions on design and aesthetics.
Loft conversion involves dimensional requirements.
According to home building experts, you need to assess your loft space if conversion is feasible. Some of the considerations in terms of loft space include the following:
- Floor or foot space
- Pitch (or angle ) of the roof
- Height from floor to ceiling
Loft conversion may need utilities.
If your plan is to convert the loft into a bedroom or something that needs power and water, you need to check if your existing utility lines can reach the loft area. Otherwise, you need to shell out more in terms of additional electrical lines or water pressure improvements.
Loft conversion may require compliance with local regulations.
In some areas, converting a loft requires the approval of the local government. Approach local authorities and ask them about planning permissions, building controls, and any necessary fees for loft conversions.
When you have gone through these five things and are still convinced that a loft conversion is good for you, then by all means go ahead with your plans! Converting your loft could be the best decision you can make in improving your living conditions at home.
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