5 Ways to Use Your Loft Conversion
Many home extensions are completed with a purpose in mind. The most common is probably to create an extra room for a new baby or an aging parent, but other people want to add games rooms, playrooms, or just add an extra space to their home, which gives them options in the future and increases the value of their homes. It’s always nice to have some extra space at home, even if you only ever use it for storage.
But, the initial reason for our house extensions doesn’t always last. Children grow up and leave home, elderly relatives, unfortunately, aren’t always with us for long, and then we’re left with a space that we might have spent a lot of money on, and nothing to do with it. If you’ve got a large loft space, your conversion might have even resulted in the creation of two rooms, one of which you’ve got earmarked for a specific purpose, while the other goes spare.
If your loft conversion is, for whatever reason, being underutilized, here are five fantastic ways to use it...
1. Build a Home Library
If you are a traditionalist when it comes to books, your shelves might be overflowing with novels, recipe books, biographies, and other works that you’ve collected over the years and just can’t bear to replace with their digital versions. Being surrounded by books is relaxing, and knowing that you’ve always got something to read can help you to fight off stress and take some time for yourself. A home library, with walls lined with shelves and comfy seating, could be perfect for any book worm.
2. Add a Home Office
Many of us are now working from home at least some of the time or working on our own projects when we’re home from work. A home office is becoming more of an essential, instead of a luxury. So, if you’ve got the space, create one. Having a home office means that you can work more productively away from distractions, and it can make it easier to switch off if you can close the office door behind you at the end of the day.
3. Create a Gym
You might have spent more time working out at home this year too. While creating a home gym is an expense, over the years, it can be far cheaper than gym memberships. Add the equipment that you use most often and add to it as you go.
4. Turn it into a Trendy Dining Room
A trendy loft dining room could be perfect if you like to entertain friends and family and enjoy a good dinner party.
5. Indulge in a Games Room
A games room, whether you play tabletop games, console games, or online games, is a great way to unwind and relax at the end of the day. It can also be a great place to spend time with friends and save you money on nights with the people that you love.
Any of these rooms would be a fantastic use for any free space in your home. If you haven’t already had an extension added to your home, it might even be worth considering one!