When most of us think about home renovations, we consider making various upgrades to the existing functional rooms in our homes. This could mean replacing the units in our kitchen or treating ourselves to a new bathroom suite. It could even be something as minimal as repainting a room that’s been looking a little tired lately. However, if you have an idea for a room that won’t fit in any of you existing spaces, you might want to think about carrying out a conversion. Conversions are very popular these days as extensions can often be more hassle than they are worth. Getting the planning permission is one thing, but then it’s finding an architect, various contractors, and hoping that your neighbours don’t file an objection at the very last minute! Conversions are typically much more simple and are a great way to get the most out of the existing space in your property while adding value to your home at the same time. Here are some of the best conversion ideas to inspire you.
A bathroom in your loft
Attic conversions are the typical go-to conversion most of us think of when we’re having a remodel. Nine times out of ten, most lofts are converted into guest bedrooms or a more private sleeping space for the older child in the family. But you don’t have to be restricted to turning this space into a bedroom – there are plenty of other possibilities with such a usable space. One such example is installing a second bathroom up there. After all, plenty of us would agree that in a busy household, a second bathroom can be incredibly useful. Plus, there is something pretty luxurious about a light-filled loft bathroom, especially if you decorate it to create a ‘penthouse apartment’ kind of vibe.
A bedroom in your cellar
Consider bedroom space, and your mind probably doesn’t immediately wander to your cellar or basement. These areas are normally one of two things in the average home: either messy and a dumping ground for items you don’t know what else to do with, or downright creepy. However, if you do find yourself in need of a spare bedroom and you don’t want to commit to an extension, your basement could be the perfect space you were looking for. Speak to a company such as Detail Developments Builder about carrying out a conversion. You will need the help of professionals to install things like heating, lighting and potentially a window, too.
A relaxing haven in your spare bedroom
Some of us can’t have enough bedrooms in our homes. Others find that they have a couple of immaculate guest rooms that never even get used. If the latter sounds like you, you may want to consider selling the furniture you bought for that room (there’s no point keeping it if it’s not serving a purpose, right?) and using the money to create a cozy, private nook in there instead. Sometimes it can be nice to escape from the rest of the home in a little spot without a television or all the gadgets we have become so dependent on. Buy some comfy floor cushions, some bean bags, and some wall hangings to line the room with and you can have your own little retreat to head to whenever you need some downtime.