Interior design considerations for your loft conversion

Here at Topflite Loft Conversions we create beautiful spaces in your loft.  But when it comes to taste, it is a very personal thing.  If you are deciding whether to have a loft conversion you may also want to think about the interior design features.  Here are some things to consider if you are planning on a loft conversion:

A new bedroom via a loft conversion

What do you plan to use your loft conversion for?

Will it be a guest bedroom? A children’s play area or even a gym or a study? Whatever you decide will affect the layout, design and overall planning so think carefully.

How much do you want to spend?

Remember, if you are setting a budget it will need to include furnishing, decorating and the interior design aspect as well as the initial loft conversion costs.  Here at Topflite we are happy to discuss these costs with you.

What colour scheme will you go for? 

Colour is really important.  Depending on what you want to use it for, you need to create a colour scheme that ties in.  If the loft is only going to have space for one window then you will want something light and airy.  Alternatively, if it is going to be a space for your teenage boys or a den for your children you may wish to opt for something darker and more masculine.

Lighting?

What kind of lighting will you opt for? If there is going to be a lot of natural light then your loft conversion need not have a large amount of artificial light.  Spotlights are great for these and at Topflite Loft Conversion we have some great energy saving lighting ideas.

Overall it is important to think things through carefully and have some ideas in mind.  Don’t forget you can always call us at Topflite to discuss your options further.

A loft conversion – the simple solution

With mortgages hard to come by and many people struggling to move, the need for space is fast growing.  Thousands of people in the UK can’t afford to move but feel their current home is too small.  So what is the solution? Well a loft conversion of course.

The statistics show that almost one third of parents feel their home is too small, but simply can’t afford to move.  One in four children have to share a bedroom.  There is also a significant rise of children who have gone away to university, moving back home with their parents as rent is too expensive.

Loft converted into a wetroom

That is where the loft conversion comes in.  It is the perfect way to maximise on your current home and enhance its space.  If you have loft space that you are not utilising why not consider a loft conversion?

A loft conversion can transform your loft into a space you never realised you had.  It will be minimum disruption to your home but with maximum output.

Depending on the space you have in your loft you may even be able to add two bedrooms as well as a bathroom.  Just think of all the benefits staying and adding a loft conversion can have versus moving home:

  • You can stay in your own home
  • No moving costs such as removal van
  • No stamp duty
  • No extra mortgage repayments

So what are you waiting for? A loft conversion is the less costly, less hassle solution to your lack of space.

Give us a call today for a quote!

 

Five ways to make money from your loft

Did you know that there are ways you can make money from your loft conversion. By creating a room in your home you can make back some money and see your loft conversion as an investment.

Here at Topflite Loft Conversions we have five ways you can make money from your loft:

1. Rent your loft conversion out 

If you are adding a room to your home then why not consider renting a room out? The government also has a scheme that ensures the first £4,250 is tax free.  Whether you rent out your new loft conversion or another room in your home is up to you.  But either way you will be able to make some spare cash.

Loft Conversion creates a new bedroom

 

2. Rent an office 

People who are self-employed are often looking for a quiet space to work.  You can kit out your new loft conversion as a home office and rent a desk space.  You will be able to make some money as well as having your house to yourself by the end of the day.

3. De-clutter

By getting rid of all the clutter in your loft prior to your loft conversion you will be able to save room and save money.  You can sell any unwanted goods that are taking up space in your loft.  You can then advertise them on local free-ads or in your local newspaper.

4. Rent to students 

If your local university is looking for rooms for students then you could consider offering your loft conversion.  By doing so you will only need to open up your home during term time.

5. Bed and Breakfast 

If you have added a loft conversion why not consider starting a B&B? It is a great way to make a bit of extra cash and you need only do it in peak seasons such as spring and summer.

You see, there are many ways to make money from your new loft conversion.  So why not get a quote today?

Spring clean your loft

If you are considering a loft conversion this year then you need to make sure it is ready! With the long bank holiday weekend fast approaching, why not use this time to catch up on all those jobs you have been putting off? You could start from the top of your house, your loft.

With spring very firmly here it is the ideal time to get rid of what you don’t want and store what you do.  At Topflite Loft Conversions we have some great ways to re-use and recycle all your old and unwanted loft items.

Loft Cleaning Be ruthless 

Chances are, if you have stored it in your loft then you don’t use it much.  Be ruthless. Get rid of anything that you don’t use or need anymore.

Charity 

One persons trash is another persons treasure.  Be sure to donate any unwanted clothes and books to your local charity.  What you find in your loft could be of great use to your local charity shops.  If you have a large amount of items then many charity shops will come and collect them.

The tip

Your local tip will be able to re-use many of the things you find in your loft, from old computers to furniture.  So why not load up the car and head down to your local tip? You will feel better, and lighter for it!

Freecycle 

If you search online you will find your local freecycle site.  It is a place where you can offer and request items that you want.  So why not sign up and offer the unwanted contents of your loft? Your local freecyclers will be sure to use it and will come and collect it.  It also means that if there are things you need you can request them and see if anyone locally is giving them away.

Once you have spent some time clearing out the contents of your loft, give us a call.  We can come round and give you a quote.  We look forward to seeing what your loft space can add to your home!