Creating a home office in your loft is a brilliant way to create a separate space away from the rest of the house in order to work. A simple loft conversion can create an extra floor and therefore extra rooms for your property meaning you can find peace and quiet whenever you need it and is a popular choice for those starting to work from home during the pandemic. If you are looking for a way to capitalise on your loft space with a loft conversion, take a look at our guide to creating your ideal office loft conversion in your home.
Creating a Home Office in your Loft
If you are working or homeschooling from home and looking for a space within your home to house your office, you may not have considered your loft space. Typically a space to store Christmas decorations and old toys, your loft space is prime space to create an extra room within your home without the hassle of a house extension taking up garden space. An office loft conversion can create a much-needed extra room in your home and is a great way to avoid work spilling into other areas of the family home.
What Type of Loft Conversion is Best for a Home Office?
There are a number of different types of loft conversions to choose from for your home office loft conversion and the type you choose will depend on both your budget and the type of house you have. The most popular type of loft conversion for home offices is a dormer loft conversion.
A dormer loft conversion typically takes the form of a box-like structure that is added to your loft space in order to create a 90⁰ wall rather than traditional slanted loft walls. A loft dormer is ideal for creating extra head space as well as floor space in your loft so is ideal for creating a home office in your loft. When building a home office in your attic, space and light will be key so the added windows of a dormer office loft conversion are ideal.
Basic Loft Conversion Costs for Building your Home Office
When building your home office in the form of a loft conversion, there are some key costs to be aware of. These will depend on the type of loft conversion you have and any additional factors that may need to be considered during your loft conversion. Your loft conversion costs will usually include things such as the reinforcement of the floor, addition of skylights and insulation and building a staircase to your loft. They will also include things such as electrics, lighting, heating and any fire safety measures to comply with building regulations.
Creating a Home Office that Works for you
When creating a home office, comfort and light are key. Particularly in small loft conversions, space can be in short supply so kit your home office out in light furnishings to create the illusion of space. Converted lofts often have lots of small corners and alcoves so make use of these by placing storage units or shelves to store your office supplies to save floor space. A good-sized desk and comfortable desk chair will create the perfect finishing touches to building a home office loft space that works for you.
Home Office Loft Conversions with Alvaston Loft Conversions
If you are ready to create your dream office loft conversion, the team here at Alvaston Loft Conversions is here to help. We have a number of years completing loft conversions of every type and can answer any questions you may have. Get in touch online or call 01922 402720 to find out more about how we can bring your ideal home office loft conversion to life.