Do you have a small and unused loft space in your home? Many homeowners get bewildered by the thought of what to do with a small loft. Although a loft conversion is a great way to add value and space to your property, converting a small loft can seem complicated and sometimes non-functional.
Contact a professional for a loft conversion in South East London, and they will enlighten you. Even a small-sized loft can be easily converted into a functional space. For that, you need professional intervention.
Generally, the roofs of the lofts are either lower or smaller, preventing the same from getting converted. Here’s what you can do if your roof is “too small” for the standard conversion form.
How do you convert small roofs of lofts into functional spaces?
Opt for space-saving strategies
If you have a small loft, you must use space-saving strategies to ensure the same is functional. Install built-in cabinets, underground storage, double drawers, hidden compartments and wall-hanging cabinets for maximising the usable and movable space within the loft.
Again, be smart, and instead of using static desks and sofas, use foldable ones. This can help you save space.
Understand the functional potential
A small and irregularly shaped loft is usually the most under-utilised space of the home. So, if you’re considering converting a small loft, you need to determine the functional potential of the same first. Small lofts can be easily used as a cosy home office, storage room or a child’s bedroom. If you determine the functional space you need beforehand, the specialist’s work will become easier.
Maximise the natural light sources
A small and cramped space usually turns out to be dark, dingy and cold. A mere conversion is not enough. You need to add natural light sources so that the loft becomes functional and aesthetic.
Place your windows strategically and add skylight roofs to allow sunlight throughout the day. The best thing about natural light sources is that your small loft will look spacious visually.
You can also include reflective surfaces like mirrored walls, glossy cabinets and light paints on the walls to ensure that the natural light enters the premises and makes it look bright.
Smart decor to make the loft feel more open
Proper interior designs for a small loft are a major concern. Refrain from cramping up the space with traditional furniture pieces. Rather, use minimalistic decors, neutral light and colour schemes and sleek furniture pieces. For instance, wall-mounted cupboards or hidden shelves in a small loft can help you store things and allow you space inside the loft to move about freely.
To create more space in your home with even a small-sized loft, get in touch with Loft Life. We have 25 years of experience in different types of loft conversions. For customised loft conversions, we are the name you can bank on.
Please book your appointment with our specialist and turn your unused loft into a functional space.