Have you always dreamed of having a loft in your home?
When we fawn over architecture magazines, it’s safe to say that some of the coolest and most creative spaces are lofts. Not only is a loft space is a great way to add extra space to your home, but it also creates the opportunity for a fashionable and unique space.
As it turns out, creating a loft conversion within your home doesn’t have to be so complicated. When we consider that most homes today are equipped with an attic, it’s easy to see the opportunity that such a space provides for a loft conversion.
So, how can you make your loft dreams a reality today? Check out this article to learn seven inspiring loft conversion ideas for your home.
- Create a Yoga or Meditation Studio
Are you one of the 20 million Americans that practice yoga? If so, it might be time to add a touch of zen to your home!
An attic-style loft is a perfect place to host your own yoga or meditation studio. Being such a private space, an upstairs loft tends to feel unattached from the rest of the home. With this, you can allow your mind to unwind and to separate yourself from the rest of your home.
One of the benefits of creating a yoga loft is that it doesn’t require furnishing. Instead, you can opt to create a minimalist design that incorporates cozy rugs, pillows, and calming decor.
- Add a Master Bedroom
What about your own master bedroom oasis?
Transforming your loft space into a master bedroom is perhaps one of the most popular ways to make use of your attic. With thanks to sloping ceilings as well as exposed wood, your attic is the perfect footprint from an awesome master loft.
This is going to help create a space that is unique and entirely personal to you. In being located on the top floor, your master bedroom loft is also going to feel incredibly private and segregated from the rest of your home.
- Build an Attached Deck
Why not add a touch of green space to your loft?
Adding a deck is sure to make your loft feel exceptionally bright and airy. It’s also a great way to create more usable space within your loft and your home itself.
Remember, an attached deck is going to require additional square footage and the possibility of additional permits. Fortunately, you can still create the allusion of a deck but without the need for external square footage.
To keep matters all the more simple, consider opting for a Juliette balcony. This type of balcony is open to the outside world but without the ability to step out onto a deck. Instead, there are vertical bars that prevent residents from going outside while still allowing excess light and air to enter the loft.
- Expose Your Brickwork
What the one thing that makes every loft feel authentic?
Exposed brick, of course! When we consider some of the coolest lofts in the world, the majority share exposed brick in common. This type of material naturally creates a loft-vibe that feels authentic.
As it turns out, the majority of attic spaces will contain some form of bricks. Assuming the brick is in good condition, exposing these bricks is simple and effective.
- Construct an Extra Bathroom
Could your home use an additional bathroom?
Of course, having an extra bathroom within your home is great for convenience. But, it’s also going to help to increase the resale value of your home in the future. Even adding a half-bath to your home could increase the value by as much as 10.5 percent.
If connecting to a master bedroom, it could also be beneficial to keep an open floorplan. With this, there’s no separation between the bathroom and the master bedroom. This is only going to make your new loft space feel all the more open and authentic!
- Bid Farewell to Stairs
Far too often, adding stairs to your loft is all too complicated.
This is often because the square footage that is required to install a standard staircase simply isn’t available. Instead, some homeowners will opt to add a spiral staircase that requires far less space.
But, if you’re really looking to take your loft to the next level, consider installing a loft ladder. This requires significantly less space and it will allow nearly any attic space to become a usable room.
- Add a Skylight
Let’s face it, attics can tend to be dark and dingy.
If this is the case for your attic, why not consider brightening it up? Of course, you can opt to paint your walls, floors and any exposed wood a color that is light and airy.
However, one of the best ways to brighten up an attic-style loft is to add a skylight. Not only will this make the room more bright and friendly, but it’s also going to allow the space to feel larger.
Fortunately, there are many different styles of skylights to suit your home. Depending on the style, some can even be opened to help provide ventilation to the room.
The Loft Conversion of Your Dreams
Are you considering a loft conversion?
If so, you’re certainly not going to regret it. Not only will a loft create more usable space within your home, but it’s also a great footprint for a unique and trendy space.
With this, you can look forward to transforming your loft into anything from a master bedroom to a peaceful meditation room. From here, you can add a deck, expose some brick and incorporate skylights into your new loft space.
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