If you’re not yet utilising your loft space, you absolutely should be.
Most people buy a house because they get a ‘feeling’ about it, or because it has the number of bedrooms they’re looking for, and the right size garden. But not many people consider where their storage options are, and this should be quite a big consideration for families. It becomes a problem when people realise they don’t have enough.
But this is one of the best ways you can utilise loft space. It’s an area that can so easily get neglected! If you have the money to renovate, you could turn the loft into an extra bedroom, or a games room.
There are a lot of things that you can do with a loft, and when it comes to renovation, you have a blank canvas to do what you like with.
I’d love to do something more with my boring loft space, so I came up with some ideas on things we could do to it.
Most people don’t turn their loft space into a usable room, because they don’t have any way of getting up there. This, admittedly, would be our big problem. Realistically, do I want to clamber up a ladder to my bedroom or study? Probably not.
But if you have space for another staircase, or even a spiral staircase, then adding an additional room would be a fab idea.
Turning the loft space into a bedroom, complete with carpeting, underfloor heating and insulated walls can add so much more value to the house. If you don’t need another bedroom, why not turn it into a home office space instead? Or even a man cave (just make sure you soundproof it!).
Remember, if you are converting a loft space, to add skylight windows so it doesn’t feel dingy.
Lofts are notoriously used as dumping grounds for boxes of ornaments, paperwork and old furniture (this is me all over).
If you want to keep using the loft as the family dumping ground, you could at least make things easy to find in there. Invest in plastic boxes and label them correctly.
The rest of your house will be neat and tidy, and the loft will be perfectly organised, making you happy!
You could choose to use the loft space as a place to insulate. Your loft doesn’t need to be a functional space to be useful. Insulating the loft walls and floor will mean you’ll lose less heat through the roof. It’s important that you’re as energy efficient as you can be so that you can save money on your heating bills.
The insulation in mine and Jay’s house is shocking. We want to insulate the loft and roof to conserve heat. Don’t forget that you can insulate your attic as well as store things up there, which is exactly what we’ll be doing (when we get round to it).
Maximising the space in the house that you’ve purchased is important so that you get the most for your money. If you utilise loft space properly, you’d be amazed at the storage opportunities. You don’t have to renovate anything if you don’t want to, but you do get the chance to be as creative as you want, when you want.