The positioning of your staircase within your loft conversion is easily one of the biggest and most significant design decisions there is.
Despite this, all too often it’s overlooked and with great consequences. It’s often assumed that there is only one place to put the stairs to a loft conversion too and to many homeowner’s surprise, this isn’t actually the case, especially when you can have an expert take a look with their experienced eye.
There are numerous options when it comes to a loft conversion, and it all simply depends on budget and of course, the space you have available.
You may find that there are a number of different alternatives that you never even considered, that could completely change your loft room and its entire layout for the better.
Stairs Above Stairs
It’s perhaps one of the most commonly used methods – stairs above stairs.
Loft stairs can often be placed directly above your existing staircase and for most, this is a great option. It’s effective and also the most efficient if space allows.
Despite this, it’s still very much worth speaking with an architect who specialises in loft conversions.
This will allow you to find out whether there is a better alternative that can help to ensure you’re making the most of your space.
Go Outside To Go In
If you have the space, it may even be possible to go outside in order to go in.
It could be as simple as a rather strategically placed dormer that can house a staircase, allowing the headroom of the staircase to come up and off the left or right of your loft room, which leaves the entirety of the converted loft space for you to enjoy as a larger master bedroom and ensuite or even a huge playroom and/or office.
Consider Independent Stairs
It’s something that many don’t consider but placing your stairs away from your home’s current staircase could actually be the best option for you.
Remember, there are no hard and fast rules. In fact, every single property is different which means every single property will have an option that’s best for them.
The only issue that needs to be considered is where best to leave the lower floor and where best to enter the upper floor and of course, how those two points can be connected most effectively.
Private Stairs For Your Private Use
If you’re enjoying the luxury of a loft conversion simply to provide your master bedroom with an ensuite, then you can enjoy a private staircase from your own master bedroom straight into your loft.
You’ll also find that there’s no need for fire separation either.
Ask An Expert
What’s most important when it comes to your stairs is knowing your regulations and what’s best for the loft conversion in hand. To really get the best out of your loft conversion with an effective and efficient staircase, it pays to speak to the experts like Clapham Construction Services, London’s leading loft conversion specialists.