Bedroom Loft Conversion Ideas
Converting your loft space into a bedroom makes sense in many ways – you’re making the most of your space as well as adding value to your home. This post takes a look a few bedroom ideas for your loft.
Decorating Sloping Walls
Lofts more often than not have sloped or slanted walls that can present a bit of a challenge to decorate. Obviously no pictures will hang on those walls, so wallpaper or paint is the way to go. Painting the walls with the same colour as the ceiling is a good idea to give the illusion of more space.
The eaves at the far reaches of loft space are too small to put any furniture in due to the narrow angle of sloped walls, but that’s no reason not to make use of the space. Fitting cabinets and cupboards make a great place to store linens and bedding, or even storage for seasonal gear if you don’t have a garage. It’s a good place to store Christmas decorations or sport equipment.
Your sloping roof can make it difficult to get light in at certain times of the day – make use of lamps and uplighters to get the brightness back into your home. And look at window solutions from a reputable retailer, like Burton Roofing for instance. In terms of privacy, you can get blinds or frosted coverings to maintain your private space.
Soundproof Your Floor
No one likes the sound of loud footsteps from the floor above disturbing the peace and quiet. For this reason, wooden floors are less desirable than carpeted floors unless adequate underlay insulation is used. Opting for soundproof floors not only drowns out unwanted footstep noise, but acts to insulate the floor from escaped heat, keeping the heat from your home inside where it’s supposed to be, rather than dissipating through the house.
Make a feature out of your stairs with putting in a set of banisters, re-carpeting or putting picture frames up on the walls to add interest and make it personalised. If you lack room, a spiral staircase only takes up vertical space, as well as having the potential to be a design feature. Heavy use on wooden stairs can make a lot of noise – consider carpeting to reduce sound has the added benefit of cushioning and extra grip.
Home projects like this can be extremely exciting. Get inspired and create your ideal loft space, both adding value to your home and giving your unloved loft and new lease of life.