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Top 7 Alternative Loft Conversion Ideas

Increasing your space doesn’t necessarily mean just adding an extra bedroom. There are many other uses for your loft that may not have even crossed your mind. Here are our top seven alternative uses for loft conversions to give you some inspiration.

1) Let's get physical

By investing in a few choice items, you can recreate a fully equipped home gym. Alternatively, you might prefer to create a more relaxed retreat in your home, such as a sauna or even a spa. Imagine sipping a glass of champagne in your own luxurious hot tub, as you gaze at the stars through your Velux windows?

whirlpool hot tub
Step trainer
Multigym

2) A space for personal development

We’ve all heard the rags-to-riches stories of businesses started on kitchen tables that lead to phenomenal successes. The new breed of ‘homepreneurs’ understand that they need a dedicated space to be inspired, and a home office/study/studio/workspace is the ideal solution. Who needs to commute when you can simply head upstairs? At Landmark Lofts, we receive such requests and we work with each client to create a space in which can unlock their creative potential.

It takes time and space to really think
Lock out the world to unlock your creativity

3) Hobby room

You might opt to use your loft space for more leisurely pursuits. We’ve seen a rise in ‘hobby rooms’ recently, a space with multiple uses. We’ve created storage areas for vinyl enthusiasts to house their immense record collections (with superb acoustics for that authentic original sound) to luxurious dressmaking rooms that would make the House of Eliott green with envy. 

4) Children's playground

By devoting your loftspace to your children, you give them an area where they feel comfortable and creative. We’ve previously talked about how lofts are an ideal space for learning, but certainly, the area will evolve as your children mature. Once they’ve grown out of toys, the space can be dedicated to their more creative pursuits, whatever they may be.

An expansive playroom

5) Music room

A loft conversion, especially a hip-to-gable conversion, gives you the space to explore and make as much noise as possible, without necessarily drawing the wrath of the neighbours. A soundproofed extension can become your music room or even a home recording studio. With the advent of cost-accessible equipment it has never been easier to fulfil your or your family’s dreams of being the Next Big Thing. Just be prepared to have screaming teenage fans camping out in the street.

6) Mancaves

Mancaves. We’ve all heard of these mythical eyries but they are becoming increasingly popular. A space for men to indulge their inner-selves without fear of reprisal, criticism or picking up their discarded socks. We have historical examples through to the current workspaces of modern creatives, including writer/director Guillermo Del Toro, whose mancave (which he refers to as ‘Bleak House’) takes over his entire living space. It’s not just for men either, we’ve heard of femmecaves and shecaves!

7) Make room for granny or grandson

With house prices rising exponentially, many families are worried for their parents or that their grown offspring are unable to afford quality housing. We’re getting an increasing number of enquiries from homeowners expanding their property to include a dedicated space for family members unable to leave the family nest, or elder relatives who no longer have the mobility they once had.

Landmark Lofts is part of the Landmark Group - the only group in London specialising in the project management of loft conversions, extensions and refurbishments to include a Chartered Building Company (CIOB), Chartered Architectural Practice (RIBA) and to be regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Landmark Group specialises in the project management of loft conversions, extensions and refurbishments.

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