Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
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This is an example of a classic mezzanine bedroom in London. — Houzz
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Laura Wheat added this to
Install a sleeping platformAdd a mezzanine floor to take full advantage of an extra-high ceiling – and double the available sleeping space. Older children, used to sharing a room, will enjoy clambering up the ladder, while the separate levels will allow them more privacy. This sort of space is also perfect for sleepovers. Make sure there’s a good barrier and a fixed ladder for safety.
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Be budget-friendlyAside from the fact that a mezzanine is typically cheaper than a loft conversion, it’s also potentially an option in buildings that aren’t suitable for extending due to planning restrictions, since the structure is internal. There may be issues with adding some types of window, though probably not simple skylights – check the Government’s online Planning Portal for guidance.Any construction will, however, need to meet Building Regulations and, depending on what you’re having done, it could be wise to consult a structural engineer. Be inspired by more marvellous mezzanine designs
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Find more space on deckI’ve come across lots of people who’ve been told they can’t convert their loft as there isn’t enough height. It’s true that height is frequently an issue, as Permitted Development rules will not allow you to go higher than the ‘highest point’ of the existing roof. Nonetheless, there are many ways of addressing the problem and still coming out with a viable solution, even if it isn’t the solution the homeowner originally imagined. In this example, a mezzanine level has been introduced. There’s clearly not enough height for a separate room, but a new dimension has been given to the existing space with a fun and useful additional area.Find out more about what Permitted Development could let you do in your home
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Look above your headConsider going into your attic to gain some extra space in the rooms below. This can be a great way to gain floor space without having to extend. It’s also a clever way to get another room. For instance, you could add a mezzanine level over a living space to create an additional seating or den area. Here, the homeowners have used the space to create a mezzanine level in their children’s room. This smart design has allowed them to have room for a second bed on the higher level, freeing up valuable play and storage space below.