Everything You Need to Know About Loft Conversions for Storage

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In recent years, more and more people have decided to move upwards rather than out, harnessing the unused space above their homes for additional living and storage space. If you are looking for extra storage space in your home, a loft conversion for storage could be the perfect answer. 

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Why Choose a Storage Loft Conversion?

There are plenty of reasons to convert your loft to use as storage space. Whilst you may be looking for more space in your home, you may not necessarily be looking for a whole new room in your loft complete with an extended roof and ensuite. Many families choose to convert their loft into a storage loft in order to find a more organised way to store family items or collectable items that would get lost or damaged in an unconverted loft. With the popularity of Instagrammable storage spaces online right now, there are lots of loft conversion storage ideas available to fit any preferences. Luxury loft storage rooms are also the perfect way to display your belongings, from book collections to extra wardrobe space, in an aesthetic way.

Converting your roof space to storage can also be a more cost-effective way to make use of your loft space as it is often a cheaper option than a full attic conversion whilst retaining all of the benefits a loft conversion gives.


Benefits of a Loft Conversion for Storage

For many, loft boarding costs work out to be a much cheaper alternative to a full loft conversion. Converting a loft for storage can also provide a number of other benefits for your home. When converting a loft, even if it will just be used for storage, extra insulation can be added which could help to save you money on your energy bills. A huge amount of heat is lost through house roofs so a loft conversion with added insulation could also help to make your home more energy efficient and keep it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

A loft conversion for storage will give you a usable floor that you know will be able to hold the weight of your belongings. Installing a loft ladder can also make accessing your loft safer but if you are choosing a loft conversion specialist they may also offer you the option of installing a staircase in your loft conversion. This can transform your loft space into a fully-functional additional floor in your home making accessing your storage space simple. 


Things to Consider for Storage Loft Conversions

As with any other type of home improvement, the type of property your own will affect whether your home is suitable for a loft conversion. For example, if your home is a listed building or in a protected area, you may be limited with what alterations you can make to your loft space to use for storage. In addition to housing limitations, there are a few other things to consider when planning on building a loft storage room.


How Much Space Do You Need in Your Storage Room?

One thing you may need to consider when converting your loft into a storage room is the amount of space you will need now and in the future. For example, if you will be storing tall objects, does your loft roof currently give you enough height? If floor space is important, will a dormer or other type of extended loft conversion be more suitable for your needs? Use our loft volume calculator to work out how much space you could have in your loft and if it would be suitable for you.


Lighting Your New Loft Storage Room

As part of your new loft conversion, you’ll need to think about lighting. In a small space such as a loft, lighting is key. There are several ways to light your new loft storage room, both natural and artificial but both are important to avoid your space feeling smaller. Installing a rooflight in your loft can be a great way to provide both natural light and ventilation in your new loft space. Rooflights are available in a range of sizes and styles and a few of them can be added to open up your new loft storage room.

When lighting your loft storage room artificially, many people opt for roof spotlights to light up the space and easily view all corners of the room which is especially useful in storage spaces where you want to be able to find your belongings at a glance. If you will be using your new loft space as a dressing room or clothing storage area with built-in loft wardrobes for example, softer floor or wall lights may also be a good option to add a more relaxed atmosphere.


Loft Conversion Storage Ideas

The biggest part of converting your loft for use as a storage room is utilising the space for storage. We’ve seen plenty of inventive ways of creating loft storage space with built-in loft storage being by far the most popular option.

The popularity of luxury loft storage rooms shows how popular lofts specifically designed for storage have become. An extremely popular idea is creating a home library in a loft conversion. The often unusual layouts of loft conversions are perfect for built-in bookshelves that really monopolise the space. Why not create your very own reading nook in your loft to enjoy a separate quiet space in your home? This could be the perfect solution for a small loft space. 

Loft eaves, whilst awkward for placing furniture are ideal for using your loft as a storage space. Utilise low spaces in the eaves of your loft as cupboard space or pull-out drawers. If you have smaller items that you would like to display, you could even install shelves into your eaves and chimney voids to form a feature of the lesser-used spaces. Built-in loft storage can also be the perfect solution to sloping roofs as they can be created to fit the slant of the roof with wardrobe space, shelves and cupboards all designed to fit the unique space of your loft.


Contact Alvaston Loft Conversions to Find Out More

At Alvaston Loft Conversions, we are experts in creating unique loft conversions in even the smallest of spaces. If you are thinking of converting your loft into a storage space, talk to our conversion specialist now to find out how we can help bring your ideas to life. Contact our team online or by calling 01922 402720 for more.

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