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What to transform your loft conversion into

What to transform your loft conversion into

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If you’re lucky enough to have a loft conversion, you may be wondering what you can do with all that extra room. Your space can be transformed into a variety of functional spaces, and this guide will provide you with ideas on how to make the most of your loft. We’ll suggest some different loft conversion ideas, such as creating a home office, a guest bedroom, a playroom, or a media room and how to make it stylish too! 

Loft conversion ideas

Having a loft space provides a unique opportunity to unlock the hidden potential of your home. With proper planning and design, you can transform your loft into a versatile area. We’ll go through the advantages of the most popular rooms in turn.

A home office

With so many of us still hybrid working, having a home office in the loft could offer a peaceful and productive atmosphere. To maximize space, here are some of our best suggestions:

  • Think about built-in storage solutions such as wall-mounted shelves and cabinets.
  • Use a compact desk with integrated storage and invest in a comfortable chair that promotes good posture.
  • Make the most of any natural light by installing skylights or placing your desk by a window. This could also be a place where you indulge a hobby, too.
  • Consider incorporating a partition or room divider to separate the office area from the rest of the loft room, to enhance your privacy and focus, while keeping the room versatile.

 

Creating a guest bedroom

A spare bedroom is the perfect loft conversion idea! To create a welcoming space for guests, choose a neutral colour palette that provides tranquillity and calm. Opt for space-saving furniture like a wall bed or a daybed with built-in storage drawers. Then consider multi-purpose furniture, such as an ottoman with hidden storage, or a small writing desk to maximize the space.

If you want to ensure a restful sleep environment, choose blackout blinds or thick curtains, and while your guest is relaxing in this room, they will enjoy a cosy ambience if you include soft lighting and decorative elements such as wall art and comfortable bedding.

Nothing says comfort better than a cosy carpet underfoot, whatever you decide to do with the room. If the room gets used regularly, we’d advise using carpets that are made for busy areas, that will still feel plush and look good for years to come.

Turn your loft into a playroom

A loft playroom can provide a dedicated space for children to unleash their creativity – and their mess! This is a great way to keep their toys and games in one space and provide them somewhere they can play away from adults.

  • The best way to create this loft conversion idea is to offer flexible storage solutions, such as cubbies or wall-mounted shelves, to keep toys and games organised.
  • Create designated zones for different activities, such as a craft area, a reading corner, and a Lego zone.
  • Install child-friendly flooring that is durable and easy to clean, such as laminate. This looks smart and is a versatile and cost-effective choice that’s easy for a confident DIYer to fit without needing specialist help. Our guide on the best child-friendly flooring options has lots of information you can read about choosing the best carpet or smooth flooring options for your little ones.
  • Don’t forget to add seating options like bean bags or floor cushions to accommodate various playtime activities or to give your little ones somewhere to rest and relax.
     

A media room

A loft media room offers a fantastic entertainment hub for the whole family. Choose comfortable seating options, such as recliners or a sectional sofa, and arrange them for optimal viewing angles. Consider installing a projector or a large-screen TV for a cinematic experience, then make the most of the acoustics by incorporating soundproofing materials, such as acoustic panels or heavy curtains. Conceal wiring and electronics with cable management systems to maintain a tidy and streamlined look to your home cinema.

Another brilliant flooring choice that’ll stay durable and look good for years is vinyl. It’s a cost-effective way of covering your floor while giving the room some personality and comfort. Choose from a soft, cushioned tile-effect pattern, or one of many types of vinyl that are suitable for loft rooms that benefit from a lot of sun or fluctuations in temperature similar to conservatories – check out our guide on the best flooring for conservatories to find out more.

Other ways to make the most of your loft conversion space

  • Use vertical space efficiently by installing built-in shelving units or floor-to-ceiling cabinets to maximise storage capacity.
  • Incorporate multi-functional furniture, such as folding tables or nesting stools, to save space and adapt to different needs.
  • Opt for light-coloured walls and flooring to create an illusion of spaciousness. However, don’t stop yourself from using pops of colour through furniture, accessories, or accent walls to inject more personality into your room.
  • Ensure a cohesive design by selecting furniture and decor that complement each other in terms of style, colour, and scale.
  • Use mirrors strategically to reflect light and create an illusion of a huge space.
  • Consider using sliding doors or pocket doors to save space and provide privacy when necessary.
  • If you’re thinking of renewing the floor of your loft conversion, then definitely consider luxury vinyl tiles. They stick directly to the subfloor without the need for underlay or door bars, so they create a seamless finish that looks particularly good in large areas.

 

We hope you’ve been inspired to create a functional and pleasing room that caters for the needs of your household. Whatever style you choose, embrace your creativity and enjoy the process of designing a multifunctional loft space that enhances both functionality and style. At Tapi, we’re here to help with suggestions of what will look best in your home. Pop into your local store with a photo of the space you’re hoping to convert, and we’ll be able to advise you on the best flooring and arrange the perfect fit.

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Published: 30-06-2023