location24

Attic space how to use.

location24
3 April, 2019

Hi all


We are hoping to move into our forever home very soon the problem is it does require a lot of work wall removing between dining room and kitchen, which will give us a much bigger space plus having open plan living.

We currently don’t have enough funds to carry out a loft conversions can anyone offer any advice on what else we can do to gain storage and make it a place where we can have friends stay the over. Any ideas and would be very much appreciate.


Thanks!


Comments (12)

  • Jonathan
    If you can’t afford to create additional space consider making the space you have work harder for you. This means innovative storage, dual purpose furniture and fold down beds for occasional guests
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  • Jonathan
    You could also consider adding a posh shed to the garden that could be used as additional sleeping space for an occasional guest. This could be lots cheaper than a loft conversion. Fully installed log cabins with insulation and power start at about £6k
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  • PRO
    Man About The House - The DIY & Odd Job Handyman

    How many bedrooms do you have and what's the layout? If you can get stairs in, then you could go for a usable loft room, not a full conversion. We have an attic with restricted head height. We never did bother with lifting the roof higher. We just stuck veluxes in and then boarded it out and plastered. Very simple. As you see, we only boarded the roof and plastered that, putting storage cupboards all the way underneath the purlins.


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  • location24

    It’s a three bedroom property third bedroom quiet small, unable to show layout estate agent floor on websit. Your idea sound great will we need building control and planning permission, l love your space!. We would love to create something very much the same.


    Thank you very much!

  • rinq

    Can you stand upright in your attic once there's proper flooring and roof insulation?

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  • PRO
    Man About The House - The DIY & Odd Job Handyman

    Lofts come under permitted development as long as you stick to the basic rules. You do need building regs. These are the basic rules:- Planning Portal - Loft conversion rules

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  • location24

    Thank you very much for all the information very helpful indeed. Will look at going with your creative space hope we can get it don.


    Big thanks to you all for all your response

    very much appreciate.

  • PRO
    Walk Interior Architecture & Design


    how about an airstream trailer - you can then sell it when ready for loft or use it as a den/office

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  • location24

    Thank you!

    unfortunately the garden is not big enough to house your suggestion.

  • PRO
    MBH Carpentry and Joinery Ltd.
    Something like this could be designed slightly differently to suit your requirements. I had the pleasure of building this for a customer a few years ago. Combines sleeping with ample storage.
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  • location24

    Looks great!!


    Thank you very much for your response very much appreciated lots to think about.


    Again a very big Thank you to you all for your response and all your brilliant ideas.


    Thanks again!


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