Loft Conversions in Brighton

Loft Conversions in Brighton | Making the Most of Your Available Space

Are you thinking about converting your property’s attic space with a dormer, mansard or hip-to-gable conversion? If so, you have probably thought about what you want to use this space for. Adding an extra bedroom remains the most popular option, for several reasons. Not only does it increase your living space, but it can also push your property into a higher pricing bracket.

 

However, if you don’t require an additional bedroom and you aren’t looking to sell your home anytime soon, there are plenty of other ways to optimise loft conversions in properties around Brighton.

 

This page offers some ideas and inspirations to help you create your ideal, purpose-built space.

 

1. Design Around the Proportions

 

Is your attic space rather limited? Are you thinking about turning one large room into several small rooms? If so, embrace the cosier feel of a smaller space. After all, a clever design and layout can really optimise your conversion and create the illusion of space.

 

Some of the most effective ways to achieve this include:

 

  • Eaves Storage - Make the most of wasted storage space by building customised shelving, cupboards and units into the eaves of your Brighton loft. Whether for books, clothes or toys, you’ll be amazed how much eaves storage can declutter a room
  • Light Colours – Using a light colour scheme makes any room feel brighter and, therefore, larger. However, make sure you choose your soft furnishings wisely to avoid clinical-looking loft conversions
  • Natural Light – If you are going for a simple room-in-loft conversion, Velux windows and other rooflights are a great way to flood a room with natural light. This will make your converted space feel light and airy. To maximise natural light, glazing should make up around 20% of your roof surface

 

2. Create a Workable Space

 

Some of the more successful conversion projects we’ve carried out in Brighton focus on the purpose of the room first, and work around it. For those of you considering adding an en suite to your conversion project, for example, be mindful of height restrictions. We suggest you prioritise units like the shower and wash basin, to ensure you have enough headroom to use them.

 

Likewise, if you plan to create a home office, make sure your desk fits where you want it to go and that you have an abundant source of natural light.

 

3. Balance Out Your Home

 

Loft conversions provide the perfect opportunity to fill whatever gaps your interior may have. If, for example, you don’t have enough bedrooms or bathrooms, then converting your attic space into an en suite bedroom is the answer. Alternatively, if your current living room is a bit pokey, then why not turn your loft into a reading room, cinema room or lounge?

 

This is a great option for Brighton homeowners who are lucky enough to have sea views.

 

4. Customised Window Treatments

 

Natural light that comes in through rooflights is far brighter than the light that enters a room through a normal window in a wall. While this is a great way to make the room feel lighter and larger, you may need something that provides both shade and privacy. Made-to-measure blinds are an ideal choice. Not only do they come in a wide range of colours and styles, but you can control some with remotes.

 

Remember that you may want to opt for a blackout blind, to ensure a good night’s sleep in attic bedrooms.

Call us today on 01273 682 650 to transform your home in the Brighton area with our range of loft conversions.

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