Include as many windows as possible to maximise natural daylight. A bank of standard roof-lights can make a spectacular feature window. You could have fixed double-glazed units fitted between a section of the roof’s rafters to form one large expanse of glazing.
If you're currently struggling for a space in your home then look up. With careful planning, imagination and a little help, your loft could be an exciting place, giving you valuable extra space to the home you love.
A shower room will fit into a space measuring only 1m by 2.6m, with a WC, basin and a 900mm square shower tray — full headroom is required here, but the ceiling can start to slope down over the WC cistern. A bathroom will need at least 1.7m by 2.3m floor area to incorporate a WC, basin and standard bath.
If you’re converting your loft space to create additional bedroom accommodation, it makes sense to incorporate bathroom facilities on the same floor for convenience. If the loft conversion is to be a new master bedroom, an en suite bathroom should be seen as essential.
A home extension can have multiple benefits to your home. A well planned and built extension can add considerable value to your home, making it a fantastic investment. More than this however, the addition of new space by means of a new larger kitchen, bedroom, utility, bathroom or conservatory can drastically improve your enjoyment of it. This all without the stress of moving.
One of the key considerations when designing a loft conversion is making sure as little space as possible is sacrificed for the staircase, both in the loft and on the storey below. Where possible, stacking the new flight over the main existing staircase is usually the best option. Where space is especially tight, a spiral staircase can sometimes be a better choice.