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Who doesn’t want to maximise their investment? In effect, that is what thousands of us are doing with our loft conversions. But after the plans have been drawn and the hammers hit, ensuring that your new addition actually adds to your home is imperative. Depending on the purpose of your conversion it can be difficult to decide what to do in terms of design; for that very reason, we have collected 10 design ideas for loft conversions that offer aesthetic and practical solutions. The selections below use vibrant colours, unconventional storage solutions, art and multi-functional furniture to combat space issues and add tons of personality. Even though there is no fixed formula, when decorating a loft there are a few sure fire tricks that can help you make the most of your space. Take a look at the lofts below and get inspired.

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According to a new study released today, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) reports that nearly a third of UK home owners are looking to carry out work on their home in the next three years, with up to £6 billion in projected works planned annually over this time.

Almost 40% of these are set to be major refurbishments, including new kitchens, new bathrooms and home extensions, while smaller works such as loft conversions and conservatories account for 38%.

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The importance of a designated study room for children in the home is often overlooked. Setting up a table in any room, is not conducive to learning and distractions are often abundant. Completing homework in a sleepy bedroom, bustling kitchen or loud living room can be counterintuitive since household items like beds, televisions, phones and toys are present. To adequately set up a designated study, ensure that the space fits your child’s age, personality, and learning requirements. The study room you create for your child is an outward representation of how you regard time for studying, so here are some tips to ensure that your educational doctrine translates into a top notch space for learning.

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