If your family is getting bigger then extending your living space is a good idea. The loft area is the most popular area of the house to be converted. If you want a family-friendly loft conversion, then there are some considerations to keep in mind. It could be a play area for the children or a nursery, but whatever you do with it, even if it’s a study for you or your partner, it should always be family friendly if there are children in the house.
Practicality Can Coexist With Style and Space
You’re probably thinking practicality, in that you want an area that can hold a new family member, a room for all your books and DVDs, or office equipment if you’re turning it into a work area. You could make it airier and more aesthetically pleasing by adding other things to it such as a balcony or a larger window. A balcony may not be such a great idea if you have young children, but a window can be accommodated so it’s safe.
Bookshelves, Cupboards and Storage
If you’re going to be using bookshelves and you want more cupboards and shelves, then you need to make sure they’re safe from falling. If you have young children, you don’t want the books toppling over them. Planning ahead is crucial so that you have a safe area in which to either work or play, regardless of whether it’s specifically for you or small children.
You’ll need to consider the stairs when converting a loft. They need to be safe and they need to be child proof. If your staircase is wider then it’ll be helpful for carrying things up and downstairs for both you and little ones. Steep narrow staircases aren’t good for children or the elderly, so try to avoid those if you can.
If you’re going to use your loft conversion as a bathroom remember to figure in storage space. You need somewhere you can place all your bathroom accessories safely where it can be found when you need it, and always make sure that medicines are put away safely out of reach from little hands.
You may want larger windows but you’re going to have to think about safety where young children are concerned. However, you can add something known as window restrictors to the windows that prevent children from being able to open the windows.
If your loft conversion is being turned into a play-area remember to consider sound proofing and insulate it too with thicker carpets, and make sure there’s good wall insulation. That way your children can play as loudly as they wish.
Start 2 Finish – For Quality Loft Conversions
If you’re looking for a no obligation quote before going ahead with a loft conversion, get in touch with us here at Start 2 Finish Building Services. We’re the best at what we do because we have many years of experience matched by the right training and qualifications