January is the perfect time to start making some changes to your home - and since we are likely going to be in lockdown due to the pandemic for quite some time yet it is the perfect chance to make some changes to your house in a positive way.
Can You Turn Your Loft Into A Bedroom?
One fun project you can do in your home this winter to help you make a fresh start and also add some value to your home is a loft conversion. The loft is a room in the home that often goes neglected in the home and today we want to tell you how to convert it into a spare bedroom that will become a real part of your home.
Deck Out The Floor
The first step to changing your loft for the better and transforming it into a real room of the house is to lay a sturdy floor which you can stand on without risk of falling through the ceiling below. You can consider either hardwood floors or carpet in your loft and once you have laid down a floor it will make a huge impact on the space and make it feel like a real part of the house.
Vamp Up The Walls & Ceiling
Once you have a solid floor in the room you can start to make the walls and the ceiling more stable and bright. The easiest way to upgrade the walls and ceiling of your loft is to lay some plasterboard and wallpaper it. This should only take you a day or two and it will have a huge impact on the design of the space and the overall atmosphere of the room.
Once you have a clear canvas to work upon with your loft you can start to consider lighting and some of the more homely touches of the space. You can choose to either install a simple pendant light or you can consider LED spotlights which can bring a lot of bright light to the room. You could even consider having a skylight installed in the loft to make the most of natural light throughout the day.
Clear Out & Organize
It is important to remember that even if you convert your loft it is still the main place that you’ll store things in the home. You need to ensure that you make room for storage of items in the loft. You can do this with some fitted cupboards and shelves that can be hidden with a white or mirrored door to make the space feel more like a bedroom.
Add Finishing Touches
Now that you have a stunning room to work with you can start to add touches such as painting the walls, adding your bed, and other decorations in the room. The loft is a wonderful place to decorate and you can find some great inspiration online that will make the room look amazing.
Use these simple tips to bring some life to a dull space in your home and make it part of the home.