Turning your loft into a home office
With the pandemic changing the way a lot of businesses work, there are many people who would normally be used to working in an office environment now working remotely from home.
If you have an office set up at home, then the transition may not have been too painful, but if, like many, you’re working at the kitchen table or in a room full of children and a loud TV, it could be time to consider creating your own home office.
For many of us our loft space is a place for storing things that we’re probably never going to use and items we’ve forgotten we even had!
In many homes this is wasted space that could be converted into a wonderful home office.
By converting your loft not only can you work from home undisturbed, but you will also add value to your property and create additional space for your family.
The first thing you need to find out is whether or not your loft is suitable to be converted. Is it big enough and is it structurally safe, is it able to adhere to the heat and sound regulations and can it be insulated sufficiently?
All of the above need to be established before you decide on a loft conversion and if you’re unsure about whether or not your loft space is suitable our free site survey will be able to assess your space and let you know whether or not it is ok to go ahead with the build.
Multi-task your space
If big enough your loft office doesn’t just have to be a loft office conversion and instead could become a bedroom/office conversion.
This would of course add considerable value to your property so it is definitely worth considering how you best use the space you can create.
Nooks and eaves
Most lofts are underneath pitched roofs, meaning there are some awkward corners to contend with. However, these eaves and nooks created by structural supports can be used to house shelves and bookcases If you have nooks or eaves big enough, you can potentially even fit your desk inside.
Use the features
You don’t need a big space to create a loft home office a smaller space can be a cosy office room. If your beams or structural supports are exposed you could leave them that way and create a chic, industrial style loft office.
Make the most of natural light
When planning your office it’s important not to underestimate the difference that windows can make.
With limited space, Velux windows built into your roof are probably your best option for bringing natural light into the room, without using up valuable wall space. As well as making the space seem bigger they will creates a healthy working environment with plenty of natural light.
Make the most of your space
If you have a big loft space you could create a bathroom, cloakroom or even a kitchenette for your office. This would make for a fabulous working environment and also add considerable value to your property.
Why not contact us and arrange a free site survey with Asset and an experienced member of our team can take a look and determine exactly what you can do with your space so that you’re maximising its full potential.