There are many people who live in properties with pretty spacious attics. However, all too often, this space is left to go to waste, with many people simply filling them with junk or neglecting them altogether. This can prove to be a real shame, as there is lots of potential when it comes to your attic room.
Many people try to boost the value or appeal of their home by adding improvements such as double glazing, a driveway, or top home security systems. Well, another way in which you can improve the appeal of your home, as well as its value, is by creating extra usable space. This is where an attic conversion can prove ideal, enabling you to make the most of all the space in your home rather than letting part of it go to waste.
What Can You Use It For?
There are many different things you can use your attic for once it is converted and suitable to use as a room. Of course, you need to ensure that the conversion is carried out by professionals and meets all necessary safety standards. Once your conversion is completed, you will be able to look at all sorts of possibilities for the room. This includes:
While an attic room may not be suitable for very young children due to the stairs, if you have older children, it can make a great bedroom. Kids will love being able to retire to the attic at bedtime, as it gives a sense of excitement and being hidden away from the rest of the house. You can have skylights fitted and create a fabulous room that is unique and eye-catching, which is something the children are certain to love.
Some people often have guests staying over but end up throwing a blanket on the settee for them because there is no guest room. Well, you could easily turn your converted attic into a stylish and comfortable guest room, which means you can be the perfect host when you have people to stay over. Your guests will appreciate having somewhere proper to sleep and put their things, and you will be able to eliminate the need to subject your settee to unnecessary wear and tear!
More and more people these days are creating a games room in their own homes, and your converted attic is the ideal place to do this. You can enjoy being tucked away from the main part of the house, so you won’t have to put up with disturbances or create disturbances for others. You can have all sorts of games up there from a dartboard and pool table to computer games and consoles. You can also enjoy kitting it out just as you want it with seating and even a little bar area if you want to create something really authentic.
Many people these days work from home but finding a space where you can benefit from peace and quiet can be difficult. The last thing you want when you are trying to focus on work is people disturbing you, the TV blaring out, and the kids running amok. By converting your attic space into a home office, you can look forward to a comfortable and quiet place to work away from the hustle and bustle of the main house. This can lead to a greater level of productivity as well as a place to retreat in order to work.
With the stresses of day to day life to cope with, most of us could do with some time out to relax. Well, one of the ways in which you can do this is by creating a relaxation space in the attic. You can have beanbags and comfy armchairs, bookcases filled with your favorite reading materials, and facilities to listen to your favorite relaxing tunes while you are up there enjoying some chill-out time.
A Cinema Room
If you are a big fan of movies, a cinema room could be a great choice when it comes to your attic conversion. You can put some comfortable furniture up there, have a huge TV or even a projector screen if you prefer, and you can then watch your favorite movies straight from your computer.
Add Value to Your Home
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No matter what you decide to use your attic conversion for, one thing you will be able to look forward to is a sharp increase in the value of your home. Having an extra usable room means your property will be worth considerably more, so you can recoup some or even all of the cost of the conversion. This is another key reason to consider converting your attic.