With just a couple of weeks left now of our A to Z guide to loft conversions, today it’s the turn of the letter ‘y’. Many people decide to convert their loft as a way to gain much needed extra space in their home, without the need to move to another property. For that reason, we’ve decided to make today’s focus young children.
Let’s take a look at how you can use your converted loft for the benefit of your youngsters.
What do you need the space for?
The first consideration should be what you are going to use the extra space for. There will be a reason why you have chosen to have a loft conversion, so you should have a pretty good idea of what you will use the space for. Let’s take a look at some of the options available.
It is possible for children to share a bedroom while they are young but it is always better to give them their own space if you can. Young children tend to have a lot of toys and other paraphernalia which can mean that they take up quite a bit of space. Therefore, you may consider converting your loft to use as another bedroom. It’s probably better to put the eldest child in the loft bedroom as they will require less attention in the night. However, you may prefer to give your children bedrooms on the same level of the house and for you and your partner to take the loft room instead – the choice is completely yours.
If you do decide to create a kids bedroom in the loft, you should make the most of small spaces – these can be used as easy storage solutions. Perhaps consider investing in low-height storage furniture to ensure that it all fits into the nooks and crannies.
You should also consider how you’re going to heat the room. Young children especially require a warmer room temperature than adults so if you do not wish to install radiators, you could perhaps consider using small heaters that can be turned on and off easily. Similarly, loft bedrooms can get quite warm during the summer months – this is when a fan would come in handy to keep the room to a comfortable temperature.
Of course, it could be that your kids already have their own bedrooms and you’re still in need of space. In that case, why not use your newly converted loft as a playroom? That way, there will be no more worries about clearing all of their toys away before people come around to visit. What’s more, your kids will have sufficient room to play properly.
Decorate the room using bright colours such as red, yellow and blue. This will automatically make it seem more welcoming and inviting – a playroom needs to be cheerful after all.
While storage may not be such an issue for a playroom, it is always useful to have storage crates at one side of the room. That way, you can easily put the toys away to clean the room. Make use of smaller spaces for storage. You could perhaps consider making a small curtain to pull over the front of the designated storage area – this will help to keep the room looking orderly when not in use.
If you’re thinking of converting your loft, get in touch with the experts. Here at Econoloft, we have over 40 years’ experience in the loft conversion industry, so there’s no-one better to complete the job.
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