Extending rather than moving has become more popular than ever with people looking to create extra space in the homes they love. Whilst some people might be unsure of how to convert an older property, 1930s homes can be ideal for loft conversions. This era of home is one of the easiest types of properties to extend with a good build quality and plenty of ways to enhance your space. We talk you through everything you need to know about 1930s loft conversions.
Can I Get a Loft Conversion on my 1930s House?
If you are wondering whether your 1930s house is suitable for a loft conversion, the good news is that in most cases they are ideal. Loft conversions can be added to most types of 1930s houses including semi-detached houses and bungalows. The experts here at Alvaston can talk you through a range of loft conversion types that would be perfect for your 1930s built home.
What is the Best Type of Loft Conversion for a 1930’s Style House?
When it comes to converting the loft of your 1930s house, the world is your oyster. There are lots of ways to create extra space in your loft including simple, smaller loft conversions as well as dormer loft conversions and more. We’ve explained a bit more about the most popular types of loft conversion for a 1930s house. These include hip to gable loft conversions, velux loft conversions and dormer loft conversions.
Hip to Gable Attic Conversions for 1930s Properties
One of the most popular types of loft conversions for 1930s style properties is a hip to gable loft conversion. Many 1930s homes, particularly semi-detached 1930s-style homes, were built with a sloping roof on one side of the property. This can often reduce the amount of available headroom in a loft conversion so a popular choice is to extend your sloped roof to become straight. Doing this increases the height of the ceilings in this part of your new loft conversion creating more options for your new room.
Velux 1930s Loft Conversion
Also known as a roof light conversion, velux loft conversions are another popular choice for 1930s home conversions. Velux roof conversions utilise existing loft space by converting it into a room and adding windows for ventilation and lighting. This is often one of the more simple types of loft conversions and can work particularly well for larger, detached 1930s properties where there is additional space to work with.
Dormer Loft Conversions for 1930s-Style Properties
The third option for converting a 1930s loft space is a dormer loft conversion. Often semi-detached 1930s houses can have very low ceilings in the sloped part of the roof which can limit options for adding a room in your loft space. By installing a dormer loft conversion in your 1930s home, you’ll not only be extending part of that slope to form a reasonable height and extending your space, you’ll also be increasing the amount of light entering your new loft room through the dormer window.
1930s Semi Loft Conversions
One of the most popular styles of 1930s home to convert a loft are semi-detached homes from this era. The typically higher ceilings of lower floors means that installing 1930s loft conversion stairs can be done with ease whilst the attic space in this type of property is often prime space to create an extra room in your home. In a semi-detached property, there is sometimes limited space to extend without taking up valuable garden or drive space but a prime opportunity could be sitting above your head. A number of people choose to use their loft space for an additional bedroom, home office or activity space without encroaching on precious garden space to the sides of their property.
1930s Bungalow Loft Conversions
If you live in a bungalow and are looking for a bit of extra space, perhaps an extra bedroom or two, a loft conversion for your 1930s bungalow could be the perfect solution. Loft conversions can be added to your bungalow whilst respecting the house characteristics you love. If you are thinking of converting your bungalow into a two-storey residence, there are a wealth of options to choose from.
Top Tips for Converting Your 1930s Home Loft Space
- Plan out how you will use the room before you set any plans in place, this can help you decide if a roof adaptation is necessary
- Plan out your 1930s loft conversion stairs position with a specialist who can make them work for your home style
- Create a floor plan for your 1930s house loft conversion to help you decide on where is best to place furniture, lighting and more and make the most of your space
Find the Right Loft Conversion Specialists for your 1930s Home
Alvaston Loft Conversions are the area’s specialists in creating innovative attic space conversions in a wide range of house types. If you would like to find out more about how we can bring your loft conversion dreams to life, contact our team now online or by calling 01922 402720.