Ideas for bungalow loft conversions

Loft conversions add to the living space without an exterior addition or altering your current house’s floorplan. Loft conversions are the preferred solution for neighbourhoods where properties are located closely together, with a lack of suitable back garden space to build a full extension. Are loft conversions cheaper than extensions? Yes. One more advantage of loft conversions over outer extensions is their costs. Loft conversions are commonly cheaper than an external extension.

Westmount Road Loft Conversion
Westmount Road Loft Conversion, Kent
This semi-detached house in Eltham having a new master bedroom with ensuite enabling the existing bedroom at first floor to be turned into a study and providing more space for the children and growing family at this house.

Loft conversion to bedroom

The most common type of loft. Sloped ceilings of the loft create a cosy space that’s ideal for a child bedroom, the little ones will also have no trouble walking around under a chalet style roof. Rooftop bedrooms are also loved by teenagers, who this way gain their own independent space and privacy. Loft bedrooms with an ensuite create a standalone additional space, either for unexpected family guests or grandparents while staying for the night to watch the kids. It is preferable to, if possible, locate the bathroom directly above the bathroom of the lower floor – this makes all plumbing easier.

Loft conversion to playroom or daytime family space

Lofts of traditional bungalow style houses make it tricky to utilise the empty loft space for conventional use, as sloped ceilings are a common drawback. They make the space considerably smaller, but with a little bit of careful planning, you can create fabulous home theatre or daytime playroom. Proper insulation and soundproof flooring will keep your professional digital sound system at bay.

Two storey side extension and loft conversion in Old Farm Road East, Sidcup, Kent
This two storey side extension and loft conversion to this house in Sidcup created additional living space incorporating two additional bedrooms, a bathroom, enlarged kitchen and integral garage.

Loft conversion to a walk-in wardrobe

This idea is the one all ladies will fall in love with. Transform your underutilised loft space into functional walk-in closet for you and your partner for a more luxurious home design. Loft conversion to a closet allows for tall shoe shelving or extendable hanging rails for your clothes without limiting your living space. Large mirrors will not only be functional for getting ready, but also will make the room seem bigger (another clever trick right there!).

Follow to this Pinterest list to find plenty of clever ideas on how to effectively utilise the loft space despite slanted ceilings.

If you’re looking for specialist general contractor to take the lead for your loft conversion project in Kent or South London, get in touch.

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