Did you know that you could add another 20 percent to your home value with a loft conversion? If you don’t have enough space in your home, you can always extend upwards into your attic.
However, it’s not always easy to know what to do with your newfound living space. Check out our essential loft ideas to get you started. Let’s go!
- Kid’s Play Room
Are you tired of your kids playing in your living room and making a mess? Your living room is where you relax after work to watch television or have friends come over for a glass of wine.
You don’t want your kids always in the room playing. But, they may not have enough space to spread out in their bedrooms either.
You can solve this problem by adding a kid’s playroom to your loft. You can cover the wall in a jazzy and fun wallpaper and add a bunch of soft toys for them to play with together.
- Every Guy Needs a Man Cave
There are around 11 million Man Caves in the US. Nobody was introduced to a home with “here’s the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and man cave.”
This growing trend has been invented by homeowners themselves. That’s why people have used the empty space in the loft to create a man cave.
What does a guy do in his Man Cave? Playing video games and drinking beers with the boys. Anything he likes, it’s his space in the house!
You’ll need a comfortable couch and a large television with speakers. What more do you want?
- Your Own Home Cinema
Going to the movies has never been more expensive. Now you don’t even have to leave your home to catch a movie in cinematic style.
Simply installing a television or a screen with a projector can make for an amazing experience. You could even buy some classic theatre seats for the authentic feel.
Grab the popcorn and enjoy the movie in the comfort of your own loft home cinema.
- Peaceful Yoga Studio
Over 20 million Americans regularly practice yoga.
But, there is rarely any space in the house for you to stretch out to practice your downward dog or child pose. In the winter, it’s always too cold in the back yard!
That’s why you need your own yoga studio in your loft, right? You could even install skylight windows to feel closer to the stars.
- Home Office for Working at Home
More and more people are working from home.
Are you a freelance graphic designer or a remote public relations expert? You can do almost anything from home via the internet nowadays.
And yet, you need to find somewhere in the home where you won’t constantly be distracted.
The loft is the perfect space for getting your head down. You’re at the top of the house. You won’t even hear the doorbell or the neighbors.
- A Second Bathroom
As your household gets bigger and bigger, you can’t have too many bathrooms.
The days when the whole family competes for the time in the bathroom during the mornings have to end.
You could simply solve the problem by adding a second or third bathroom to the house. Upstairs you’ll be able to get everything plumbed-in quickly.
If you want to have large open windows on the roof, you can have natural light without compromising your privacy in the bathroom.
- Your Dream Walk-in Wardrobe
Some people’s walk-in wardrobes are bigger than the average person’s apartments. And yet, who wouldn’t dream of a walk-in wardrobe?
Whenever you’re getting dressed in the morning, you simply go upstairs to your loft room to pick out an outfit.
Install the hangers and shelves to provide the right storage space. Don’t forget a full-length mirror to be able to see yourself try on different outfits.
- Extra Bedroom for Guests
What happens when family or friends come to visit you? If you don’t have anywhere for them to sleep, it can be quite a squeeze.
You could have people on the couch in the living room. On the floor in the hallway. Even in curled up in the bath if you’re desperate.
But, it’s much better when you have a guest bedroom for them to sleep in when they come to stay with you.
You may even get a little jealous. Suddenly the guests have the best bedroom in the whole house.
You may even want to make a little extra cash from advertising your loft guest bedroom on Airbnb.
- Space for Refuge
You may simply want a space where you can find refuge after a tough day in the office. You can use the room for meditation and reflection.
If you live in a household with a large family, it’s not always easy to get somewhere which you can call your own. Make your loft space reflect your personality.
The project of self-development may even start with the conversion of the loft space into a livable room. Check out these essentials to learn how to transform the empty space into something great.
- Attic Library
Are you an avid reader? Over a lifetime of reading books, you can gather hundreds of books on a wide range of subjects.
You may have your books scattered around the home. A few on a bookcase in the living room, more under the stairs in a cupboard and plenty piled high in the bedroom.
But, if you have built yourself an attic library, you can have a space to read and browse your books.
Enjoy Realizing One of Our Loft Ideas
There are so many loft ideas to use to transform your attic. From creating a home cinema to another bedroom, you need to decide which is right for you.
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