Why a loft conversion is perfect for growing families


Converting your loft is an innovative and stylish way to utilise every inch of space your property has to offer, especially if you are seeking more storage or are growing your family.

You’d be surprised just how much storage and/or living space is going to waste if your loft isn’t converted. So, here are our answers as to why a loft conversion is the perfect home improvement for growing families.

 

Parents… give yourself some storage space.

If moving house isn’t an option for you and you are in desperate need of more storage space, a loft conversion can be perfect for packing away your old belongings you don’t want to part with yet. Or perhaps you want to give your growing family a play area and a place to store toys? A loft conversion can be great to keep children’s belongings. But this doesn’t mean the conversion doesn’t have to be stylish! Built in wardrobes, cupboards and storage areas are great and can be fashionable. These external decorations can also be built with children in mind, as cupboards and wardrobes can be constructed out of reach of little hands and made with no clear handles – designed with safety in mind!

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Loft conversations, children and safety.

When constructing a loft conversion, it’s important to ensure there is plenty of space, that it’s easy to clean and that the safety of those living in it are taken into consideration. Because of this, we recommend caution when choosing your window and light options, such as a Juliet balcony. Despite their ability to allow natural light in and look aesthetically pleasing, their design is not built with little ones in mind. Instead of installing a balcony into your loft conversion, instead we would recommend high windows. This way, they are completely out the way of little hands and allow natural light to flood into the loft conversion.

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Or, perhaps you’re adopting and need a safe space.

If you’re thinking about growing your family in a different way through adoption and the child you are adopting is older, one great way to make the most of a loft conversion is to create a safe space. The definition of a safe space differs from person to person and is completely dependent on individual needs, but as a guide, a spacious room with calming colours such as greens, violets and blues and white is ideal. Decorating your safe space with green indoor plants is another way in which wellbeing can be boosted. Plants bring feelings of vitality and help lift spirits and bring happiness. An environment that includes natural elements helps build a positive outlook on life and the subliminal effect of plants boosts people into feeling more alive, active and creative. Because of the style of room, it can easily be adapted as needs and trends change, or you’re no longer in need of a safe, calming space. Of course, creating a safe, personal space is great for any member of your family, not just children! If you or your child needs a safe space to relax, rest and calm down, a personalised loft conversion safe space for your growing families is ideal!

loft conversion for growing families

If you are considering a loft conversion in Dublin or the West Midlands, call us today for your free site survey on 01 524 1644.

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