View from the roof terraceContemporary Bedroom, London
The initially unpromising attic was transformed into a light-filled space with views of the sky and surrounding rooftops. It is comprised of a master bedroom and bathroom, whilst a full height glass door leads from the bedroom to a small terrace.
Photography: Ben Blossom
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Reach upSecond in line, and often the most cost-effective way to add significant amounts of additional space, is to go up.The most common and popular way to do this is with a loft conversion. Lofts can be very budget-friendly because there are no ground works or foundations to worry about and there is often the possibility, without any need for a planning application, to add a whole new floor to a house. Loft conversions, and loft extensions (when combined with a dormer roof extension) are particularly appropriate for adding bedrooms and bathrooms, but are also very popular for a home-based office.Find out what kind of loft conversion you can get for up to £50,000
You can cut a dormer into a roof slopeRather than forming a dormer entirely as an extension of the roof volume, in some cases it can be possible to cut the face of the dormer below the line of the original roof slope. This means the windows can be larger than would otherwise be possible and it can also create external floor space that can be used as a roof terrace or balcony.Be aware that any such kind of balcony would not be within the criteria of PD.