Many of Mill Hill properties are 1930’s semi’s, designed to provide maximum living space for growing families. These properties, whilst spacious downstairs have large attic spaces perfect for converting the loft into living space.
Where you have a large unused loft space ripe for conversion, the only restrictions are your own imagination! What would your Mill Hill loft conversion provide you with? Perhaps a home cinema room kitted out with all the gadgets you can think of. Or why not create the ideal teenage girl’s bedroom with Velux windows, a separate dressing room, homework area in the eaves and ensuite shower room? Maybe all you require is an additional living space – imagine if your kids had their own chill out space at the top of the house, leaving you to enjoy your evenings in peace?
An attic space can easily be converted into an extra bedroom, home office, craft room, storage room, dressing room or just a large luxurious loft bathroom. Whatever your ideas, call The Barnet Loft Company today and see your dreams become a reality.
Loft ensuite design
If you’re converting your loft space to create additional bedroom accommodation, it makes sense to incorporate en suite bathroom facilities on the same floor for convenience. If the London loft conversion is to be a new master bedroom, an en suite bathroom should be seen as essential, and will likely improve the value of your home.
An en suite bathroom need not take up much space, but it is important to make sure that the space allocated has sufficient headroom for features such as the WC, basin and shower to function comfortably.
Planning a loft en suite layout
Start your en suite project with a scale floorplan of the loft space and mark a dotted line showing where the ceiling height reduces down to 1.8m, 1.6m and 1.4m. This will enable you to plan where the bed and other furniture can go while leaving sufficient full-height space for you to move around and it will show the space left to create the bathroom.
Putting in a dormer window can create extra headroom, but if this is not possible, a rooflight can still add 150mm — which can make all the difference over a WC or basin.
- The bathroom will typically be formed using timber studwork, clad in marine ply and tile backing board (inside) and plasterboard (outside), with the voids filled with acoustic insulation.
- Metal frames are available to build into stud walls for a wall-mounted WC with a concealed cistern, or a wall-mounted basin.
- The voids between the studs are ideal for concealing the plumbing, soil pipes, wiring, concealed cistern and mixers for taps and showers
- You may even be able to use voids in stud walls for forming storage niches.
A shower room will fit into a space measuring only 1m by 2.6m, with a WC, basin and a 900mm square shower tray — full headroom is required here, but the ceiling can start to slope down over the WC cistern. A bathroom will need at least 1.7m by 2.3m floor area to incorporate a WC, basin and standard bath. The ceiling height can be reduced over one end of the bath or the side of the bath, and behind the cistern, so it is sometimes easier to fit a bath into a loft room than a shower