Converting your loft is a great way to add extra space to your home, and will undoubtedly add value to your property.
Whether you want to create your own sanctuary to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house, a private space for friends and family to stay, or a bigger bedroom for growing-up children, extend above your house to gain more rooms, without moving.
1. Open plan
This open plan master bedroom and en-suite makes for a bright and airy loft conversion, in a new-build in County Durham. Natural slate tiles from Prices Paving provide a beautiful backdrop for the Maderno bath from Bathrooms.com and blends in seamlessly with the A ceiling.
2. Sophisticated retreat
A floating feature wall dividing the space has been painted in Stiffkey Blue by Farrow & Ball, and includes an open shelf perfect for displaying accessories. Behind the wall, wardrobes run along the full length of the space, giving the feel of a private dressing area. Laura Ashley’s Cobblestone paint has been used on the walls and ceiling.
2. Raise the roof
The roof height of this chalet-style bungalow in Surrey, was increased, allowing for this spacious bathroom, which is flooded with light thanks to a rooflight above the bath.
This large shower tray is an Ideal Standard model, from Doble Bathrooms Direct, and the Hansgrohe showerhead is from Showers Taps. Pyrford Interiors made the bespoke walnut unit, with an Afon basin from Livinghouse. This project cost around £40,000, including the new roof.
3. A loft to relax
This loft space and the high pitch of the roof was one of the main reasons why this Victorian house in Tunbridge Wells was bought. The couple were insistent on making the space as bright as possible and getting the most out of the high ceiling, so much so that they asked 8 companies to come up with a design.
As the staircase had to enter into the centre of the room, this naturally separated the space into a living and sleeping area. A large, luxurious en-suite and dressing room was also added, making the total cost of the project, £114,500.
4. Careful use of space
5. A sanctuary for Mum and Dad
This loft conversion in Hertfordshire allowed for a master bedroom and en suite for Mum and Dad to escape to. The master bedroom is a tranquil space with powder-blue painted walls and built-in floor-to-ceiling cupboards, which are neatly hidden from view behind the door.
6. Stylish loft en-suite
When teenage children meant that the family could do with a little more space, this loft was converted into a master bedroom and en-suite. A Laguna freestanding bath from Plumbword fits in perfectly beneath the narrow eaves space. Porcelanosa’s Firenze Antracita feature wall tiles add interest behind and contrast with Zen Girls floor tiles, laid over underfloor heating from Tiles of Wisdom.
7. Be our guest
This loft space in Surrey was converted into two bedrooms with two en-suites for guests, with the idea in mind that the children might move up here when they’re older. Most items were bought on the Crosswater website, and the vintage-look chest of drawers is from Ebay. This bathroom project cost £7,500.
8. Growing family
This loft in North-West London was converted to give their daughter a bigger bedroom. They took off the whole roof to replace the sloping wall with a vertical one. This dramatically increased the size of the space providing enough room for a large bedroom and a separate shower room. The project cost around £45,000.
9. Get ready in style
After catching the renovation bug, this couple converted their loft into a bedroom, dressing room and en-suite of their own.
Their only brief was that the bed faced the window, and loved the suggestion from a designer at A1 Lofts of creating a dividing wall. This meant that the dressing area could be tucked away behind the wall, and made the whole design more symmetrical. The total project cost £57,615.
10. Splash of yellow
The owners of this First-floor Victorian maisonette in South-East London, insisted on a straight staircase, rather than a winder-style, to fit in with the design of the rest of the house. Their previous bedroom just didn’t feel big enough, but they didn’t want to feel like they were living in a loft, so they wanted as much roof height as possible. These porcelain and ceramic tiles are from Topps Tiles. The total house project cost was £66,720.