Putney, Loft ConversionContemporary Bedroom, London
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Dig deepNot all doors are made equal, of course, and above each of these diddy eaves cupboard doors, a recess has been carved out to store bedside essentials, thus removing the need for space-hogging tables.Tell us…Have you used the space above any of your doors in a creative way? Share your ideas in the Comments section.
Sit for a momentIf it’s a place to perch for dressing that’s needed, a padded bench like this one is a handy extra. It may be easier to fit into a room than a chair, because it doesn’t need space all around it, and it’s still a functional addition when there’s room for both. Re-create the look of this room with upholstery that injects a burst of warm, bright colour.Create the perfect bedroom with these tips
Streamline your bedsidesWhen you’re fitting a bed under a sloped roof, it’s important the space doesn’t feel too cramped. Free up the floor area around the bed by building bedsides into the wall, as they’ve done here. These handy cabinets fit snugly into the low wall at the back of the bed, providing plenty of storage while keeping the floor space uncluttered.
Height of the headboard in an attic In an attic room with a sloped ceiling, you’ll need an average height of 150cm from floor to ceiling at the head of the bed. If you are very tall, this height may not be enough to avoid banging your head when sitting up or getting out of bed. You’ll need to add the height of the mattress off the floor to your own sitting height to determine at what height you’ll need to position the bed.See more photos of contemporary bedrooms
What is the most cost-effective loft conversion?“Internal loft conversions are the most cost effective as they involve converting the existing loft space,” says Harvey, whose guide price is between £1,200 to £1,500 (plus VAT) per sq m, without a bathroom. “Alterations include setting windows into the existing roof slope, or insulating and strengthening the floor,” he explains.Be inspired by these creative ideas for loft spaces
Extend back into the eavesLoft bedrooms can be snug and cosy, but storage is pretty much always at a premium in a conversion like this. As in the previous image of a houseboat, the owners of this room have tapped into the unused space behind the bed by carving out good-sized shelves to take the place of tables. They’ve even slotted cupboards underneath. This also allows built-in wardrobes to extend right along the bedroom wall, as there are no shelves to get in the way of the opening doors.
Don’t ask: Have you thought about extending into the loft?This is a reasonable enough question, but if the only thing stopping your friends from expanding upwards is cash, you’re obliging them to confess to financial constraints. Do ask: Have other neighbours done loft extensions? Is there a trend for it in the area? That’s if you really must mention the loft at all. You could just talk about the weather instead…Planning a loft conversion? Here’s what you need to know
It’s all about accent colourNeutral bedrooms were the clear favourites last year, but this image’s popularity shows how much one accent colour in contrasting patterns can transform a space from looking a little flat to having real appeal.This bedroom is in a loft conversion, so it also demonstrates clever ways to work with the space, including smart built-in wardrobes and cupboards, modern bedside wall lamps and perfectly positioned skylights.