Converting your loft needn’t mean losing all-important storage space. We’ve brought together some of our favourite storage solution ideas to help you make the most of your loft conversion.
1. Custom-built storage
Lofts come in all shapes and sizes (not your average boxed room – expect slanted roofs and shallow ceiling height), so installing custom-built storage, fitted into the walls, can be the best way to make the most of your loft space. Open shelving and cubbies are best suited for tidy materials such as books, which work well for a home office, whereas a bedroom loft conversion calls for more drawers or closed storage for clothing and personal items.
2. Under the bed
Bedroom loft conversions have the added bonus of under-bed storage. Ensure this valuable space is never wasted by opting for a bed frame with built-in storage or by storing items in plastic containers under the bed. If you have a high ceiling to work with, you could even go a step further and create a raised or mezzanine-style bed with drawers and cupboards underneath.
3. Work with the eaves
To maximise storage space within a loft conversion, you need to make use of every nook and cranny, no matter how awkward it may seem. Furnishing under the eaves may initially seem like an issue, but by fitting bespoke shelving, drawers or cupboards, you can create extra storage in space that would otherwise go to waste due to challenging angles or heights.
4. Budget baskets and boxes
For those looking for more budget-friendly storage solutions, baskets or decorative boxes can add storage opportunities in creative and artistic ways that will add to the overall look of your new space. They can also squeeze into smaller spaces, or fit nicely into shelving to help keep clutter to a minimum.
5. Floating Shelves
Floating shelves are one of the most adaptable and flexible loft conversion storage ideas as they can be easily installed either as a stand-alone shelf or as a multiple shelf arrangement, where roof slanting may hinder you from fitting more traditional furniture. The beauty of the floating shelf is that it allows you to add a little extra storage space in awkward areas while looking stylish and contemporary.
6. Window seating
A window seat in your loft can be a great way to double up functionality with a comfortable place to relax, creating usable hidden storage in a tricky space that would otherwise be wasted. By adding shelving around the window, you could create a feature of your window seating, turning it into a reading nook which can be a great addition to a bedroom or a playroom.
At Abbey Lofts, we are committed to working with our customers to ensure that they get the most from their loft conversion. Our team have the knowledge and expertise to make your dream conversion a reality. Contact us on 0330 108 8843 for more information or for a free no-obligation quote.