We have discussed our renovation projects at length on the blog. We are getting there finally. Last piece of the epic project was the conversion of our attic or loft space. The boys are getting older and they really wanted a “boys den”. The most logical place to do this was the attic space. There isnt enough head room to make it a bedroom for adults but there would be plenty room the kids to stand for quite a few more years.
The best piece of advice I can give here is to do you research. Price and quality really does vary considerably and if like our it is going to be in almost daily use, durability will be critical. Many hour were spent pouring over google, Pintrest and home & interiors magazines. The stairs for us would also be a focal point as they lead on from the current staircase. I have completely fallen in love with the designs and selections from Fontanot stairs designers. Within reason I never mind spending money on quality. These stairs will be in place for sometime to come so as well as being durable they need to be easy on the eye too or else it will drive me crazy every time I look at them!
How utterly amazing are the floating steps staircase. I mean wow, want want want. My kids are little too young for us to have these yet but in another couple of years this is the dream. I love clean lines and that sharp crisp look and they totally tick all the boxes for me. I have even checked, our wall is load bearing and suitable to accommodate them! Hint hint Dada Fairy!!!
Light – natural and artificial
Lighting is important especially for the attic. I wanted as much natural light as I could without spending a huge amount of money on roof structural alterations. We went with 3 velux windows which bring in tonnes of natural light. They really make this space so workable. Having shopped around we ended up buying blinds from Sterling Build. We went with three different types of Star Wars blinds and they worked out so much cheaper than buying direct from Velux. Quality is perfect and they are blackout blinds which make it it ideal if we did decide to use the room as a bedroom for sleep overs etc. We also added a huge amount of artificial light with integrated spot lights.
I am so thrilled with the outcome its a very usable space. The kids really do love it and especially enjoy the pals coming over for play dates or movie nights. Has anybody else converted their attic spaces? I’d love to see some pics.
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