Loft conversion storage ideas to improve your home
Although we’d all love some extra space, financial considerations and the upheaval associated with moving can put the brakes on any ambitions to find a new property. That’s why more people are choosing to upgrade and make use of what they already have – including turning the attic or loft into a useable space. With this in mind, we’ve put together some great loft conversion storage ideas to improve and maximise the potential of an existing home.
What planning permission is needed?
Generally, a loft conversion or loft refurbishment for storage purposes is classed as permitted development, and therefore no planning permission is required. However, there are exceptions and the Government has produced a useful guide for homeowners which should be carefully consulted before any work commences.
Consider how much light you will need if you’re going to be using a loft conversion for storage. Choose a qualified electrician to install light fittings and think about letting in some natural daylight with the addition of a Velux window. It not only creates an attractive feature, but also brightens up the darkest of spaces.
Get creative with furniture
If your loft has an angled ceiling (and most do), you may have to get creative if you’re thinking about furniture. Don’t think of this as a barrier to what can be achieved. Choose fitted shelving and bespoke bookcases which slot into even the most awkward of spaces.
Insulation for protection
If you’re going to be storing office equipment, toys or unused household items, then you’ll need a space that is dry and free from damp. Remember that Government guidelines recommend a certain level of insulation thickness and minimum energy efficiency values.
Our team provides a one-stop service for homeowners looking to make the most of their existing loft space. We use spray foam insulation which sets solidly, without gaps or imperfections, to keep your loft well insulated and protected against condensation.
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