New Uses for Old Attics

Now that we’ve been over all the nuances like building regulations and planning permissions, let’s get to the fun stuff - choosing what to remodel your old attic into and getting to design it! We’ve pulled out a few ideas of what kind of room your attic can be turned into, just to help you get your creative juices flowing.

The most common type of remodelling for a loft space is converting it into a bedroom. Whether it be for your kids, a guest room, or maybe even a new master bedroom complete with a master bathroom, there are lots of options available. It can never hurt to have an extra bedroom for when the family comes for the holidays, or if you are expanding your family, you could consider turning your attic into a nursery. Depending on the size, your attic could be the best place for a long term solution, adaptable in years to come from the nursery into a teenage hangout.

Maybe you have enough bedrooms and what you’re missing is a workspace; you could turn your attic into the perfect office, workshop or studio to fit your needs. Or maybe just somewhere that’s yours to escape to away such as a library, crafts or sewing. You can make this “focus” space as professional or relaxing as you’d like it to be.

Another way to use your attic to get away is by turning it into a space for your kids so you can get some peace downstairs. Convert your loft into a safe playroom and a usable space where your children can be as messy as they’d like and don’t encroach on the adult things around the rest of the house.

It could be that what you really need is a place to bring the whole family together. Turn your loft into another living room or lounging social area for everyone to gather. You could also take family night up a notch by turning your attic into a home theatre or media room but using a projector, or perhaps a game room complete with a corner minibar.

A less common transformation is simply converting your attic into an additional bathroom. This could be the perfect place to have your own at-home mini spa, complete with the deep and large bathtub of your dreams. A perfect relaxing escape.

Don’t need the additional space at all? Turn it into an apartment of its own and rent it out or post it on Air BnB to make a little extra income on the side. A studio apartment is complete with just a bathroom, bed space and a corner kitchen. Maybe when your children grow up, having them in a space of their own like a loft apartment could be a good step to independence and them moving out.

Alternatively, maybe your attic could just really use an upgrade to organise all your storage items. Adding in some cubbies, bookshelves, and cabinets can help organise your attic. Maybe even add a workbench for you to pull out storage items onto it, when rummaging through them.

Whatever your lofty goals, our expert designers at Arc Design Services are excited to help you get started on your attic conversions. For more information, visit us at or call 0161 928 4433.

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