When it comes to converting your loft into a bedroom, there really has been no better time. A loft conversion helps to make the most of your empty (or full of storage) space in your home with a loft conversion bedroom the perfect space for creating your dream loft conversion with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe or a private space for teens to call their own. Our guide to turning your attic into a bedroom covers everything you need to know to make your loft bedroom conversion a success.
Why is Converting your Loft into a Bedroom a Good Idea?
Aside from creating a whole world of possibilities for uses, converting your bedroom into a loft is a fantastic idea purely for the amount of extra space it creates in your home. Whilst lofts usually conjure up images of dark, cramped spaces filled with cobwebs, your bedroom loft conversion will create a bright, welcoming addition to your home. Converting your loft into a bedroom could also boost the value of your property with some estimates adding up to 20% to your property’s value! Building a bedroom loft conversion on your home is also a great way to combat a lack of building space on your property. If you don’t have the room around your house to extend sideways or at the back, turning your attic into a bedroom could be the perfect way to extend upwards instead and create extra rooms in your home.
What Do I Need to Know About Converting a Loft Into a Bedroom?
When it comes to converting lofts into bedrooms, we have plenty of experience. Over the years we have converted lofts into small bedrooms, built loft conversions with walk in wardrobes and created plenty of loft conversions with ensuites so have encountered most problems out there. Here is our guide to everything you need to know about loft conversion bedrooms and bringing your loft conversion to life the right way.
Do I Need Planning Permission to Convert a Loft Into a Bedroom?
One of the best things about converting a loft into an extra bedroom is that in most cases you will not need to apply for planning permission. Most loft bedroom conversions are classed as what is called ‘permitted developments’. This means that, as long as you adhere to permitted development rules, your loft conversion bedroom should be allowed. However, it is worth noting that there are some exceptions to this rule. If your home is in a conservation area for example, or if it is a listed building you will need to check whether you are allowed to alter the building in order to turn your loft into a bedroom. You’ll also need planning permission for your loft conversion bedroom if you are planning on altering the size or shape of your existing roof, which is something you may plan to do if you want to make the most of your headroom in your new bedroom loft conversion.
What Rules Are There for Bedroom Loft Conversions?
When it comes to designing and building your perfect loft conversion bedroom there are a few things you will need to bear in mind. One of those things is height. In order to be classed as a bedroom once completed your bedroom loft conversion must allow enough room for a standard person to stand upright. Usually, a height of 2 metres minimum is required for this to be the case. The floor space available must also be enough to constitute enough to form a usable room. Your local authority planning department should also be able to provide information on any requirements in terms of fire safety standards, windows, doors, access, electrics and other elements of your loft conversion bedroom.
What Type of Loft Conversion is Best for a Bedroom?
When it comes to choosing what type of loft conversion is best for your extra bedroom, the choice really depends on your budget, any planning permission rules and what you would like to use your loft conversion for. One of the most common types of loft conversions for bedrooms is a dormer loft conversion. This is a structure that is built to stand out from your existing roof in order to extend the amount of usable head space in your loft and to add windows to your space for natural light in your new loft conversion bedroom. Some other types of loft conversion types for bedrooms include hip-to-gable loft conversions and Mansard roof extensions among other possibilities so it is worth talking to the specialist creating your loft conversion bedroom to see what would be the best option for your additional bedroom space.
Where Can I Find Advice on How to Create the Perfect Bedroom Loft Conversion?
If you are looking for advice on converting an attic to the bedroom of your dreams, get in touch with our specialist team here at Alvaston Loft Conversions to find out more. We can advise on design, specifications and the processes involved in making your loft conversion bedroom work for you with a number of years worth of experience.
Why not get in touch now to see how we can help create the perfect loft conversion for you? Contact us online or by calling 01922 402720 to talk to the team now.