How to Make the Most of your Loft Space

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Lofts have a lot of potential, but very few homeowners make the most of theirs. It’s easy to fall into the trap of cramming your Christmas decorations, maternity clothes, old furniture, and goodness knows what else into the attic without considering all the exciting possibilities a space like that can offer.

Here are 5 pointers to help you get more from your loft space. 

1. Install a loft ladder 

Are you tired of having to fetch a ladder from the garden shed every time you want to access your loft? Well, there is another way.

Installing a permanent loft ladder in your loft hatch will make accessing your attic easier and safer. Gone will be the days of nervously carrying boxes up and down a wobbly leaning ladder!

Loft ladders come in all sorts of different configurations, from space-saving concertina ladders to attractive wooden steps, so it shouldn’t be hard to find something that suits your home.

2. Turn it into a spare room 

When it comes to converting your loft space into an additional room, the possibilities are endless. You could add another bedroom, design your own home library, or create the walk-in wardrobe of your dreams!

Adding another usable room to your property can greatly increase its value. A well-executed loft conversion can make all the difference to potential buyers. 

3. Add insulation 

Adding insulation as part of the loft conversion process is a great way to improve your home’s energy efficiency.  An energy efficient house can save you lots of money on heating and cooling costs – a real bonus with today’s energy prices. 

4. Add windows for more natural light 

Installing some skylights or dormer windows will add more natural light to your attic. Whether you’re using it for storage or as a fully-fledged living space, more natural light will make the loft a lot more inviting. 

5. Get organised with proper storage 

Do your future self a favour – when storing things in the attic, don’t just pile all of it into unlabelled black bags. You’ll only have to spend ages sorting through them the next time you need something out of the loft!

Here are some simple, cost-effective ways to organise your loft storage: 

  • Stackable boxes. Save space and categorise your stuff using sturdy boxes that can be safely stored on top of each other. 
  • Floating shelves. Create more space for larger items on the floor by storing smaller things on shelves. 
  • Built-in cupboards. Organise your stored items in style! Permanent wardrobes and cupboards are a much smarter alternative to boxes and bags. 
  • Clothes rails. If you want to keep your budget lower, collapsible clothes rails are a great option, particularly if you tend to store seasonal pieces of clothing in your loft. 
  • Under-eaves storage. Maximise your loft space by utilising the spaces on the underside of your roof. Under-eaves storage can even be custom-made to fit your space perfectly and get the most out of it.

More articles about Loft Conversions:

8 Tips for Converting your Loft into a Tranquil Space

Loft Conversion Ideas: How to Decorate a Master Bedroom

How Much Does a Loft Conversion Cost?

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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