5 Inspiring Bungalow Loft Conversion Ideas to Transform Your Home
A bungalow loft conversion is a great way to create extra space and add value to your home without accommodating the expense of a home extension. You can use the area in various ways, not just as extra bedrooms.
Creating a multiuse and versatile living space can allow you to make room for hobbies and crafts or storage and still utilise the area for an extra bed or two for when friends and relatives stay over.
These inspiring bungalow loft conversion ideas should help you expand your horizons before you expand your home and make a conversion plan to transform your home and how you live in it.
A bungalow or any loft conversion is an opportunity to make a bright and airy space. Windows on the roof can provide you with picturesque views, and by placing them opposite each other in your plans, you can create a vast and open space and let air flow through the loft conversion in the summer.
This suits a light or white-painted bungalow loft conversion with a minimalist style. Nature brings the detail and the colour into the space.
You can also use large windows to help define areas, with opposing windows designating a versatile living and sleeping space, partitioned at the back for a storage area or a space dedicated to a hobby like sewing or model making.
This area would suit a single window to provide a view for a seated hobbyist, with custom storage shelving to maximise space on the opposite wall. Hidden by a small partition wall, with or without a door, this space is a place where you can clear the clutter from the bedroom living area.
More Space for Your Style
The simplest solution is often the best, and if you love the decor of your bungalow, you should design your bungalow loft conversion to match it. Smaller windows at alternate spots will suit this space better and give your loft the look and feel of the rest of the home.
You do not have to have a vaulted ceiling either; you can ‘square the space’ to make a room like any other and use the space in the roof’s eaves for intelligent storage.
Depending on the space you have to play with, you can add a shower room or wet room to give guests a private space to use when staying over and a handy bathroom for people using the area as a living space.
If you have enough space for two rooms in your loft, you can have a bedroom and a hobby/storage space and connect the two with a short corridor along one of the sides of the roof with doors opening in. This makes your bungalow loft conversion look like the upstairs of a home.
This loft style turns the brickwork into a feature and follows industrial influences in its decor. If you want to bring a touch of the big city to your bungalow, this ‘less is more’ approach to decoration could be what you are looking for.
Bare brick, or painted brick, is an excellent look for a loft, and using metal fixings like bannister rails, lighting fixtures, and radiators adds to the industrial and structural look these types of lofts are famous for.
If you have a brick chimney breast in your loft, keeping it original can create a striking feature for your new loft space. The shape of the chimney will also give you some storage options, as there will be the perfect place for shelving on either side. Use black metal or polished stainless-steel shelving to make the most of the ‘New York’ loft look.
Making Your Pitch a Feature
The pitch of a bungalow’s roof can be an opportunity to give your bungalow loft conversion some character and even some grandeur. The high, vaulted ceiling can provide you with something that the rest of your bungalow cannot: height.
You can install a chandelier or hanging lights to help accentuate the extra space above you and turn a roof beam into an architectural centrepiece of rustic style.
Not just living and sleeping spaces can benefit from your pitched roof. Incorporating bedroom en suites in your loft conversion allows you to tile the pitch of the ceiling and install a rainfall shower, maximising the potential return on your investment and giving your bungalow loft conversion a wow factor for visitors and potential buyers in the future.
Dancing on the Rooftops
If you have a social space in mind, you could take a giant leap of faith and make a sizeable investment in your bungalow loft conversion by creating an outdoor terrace.
This could be a room-sized space with sidings built on one or both sides to give you a private roof terrace for dining, drinking, and dancing the night away. This is much more suited to rural bungalows than urban ones unless your house overlooks a large garden.
You can still use indoor space for a bedroom, but you may need large curtains to block the light from your roof terrace space. It is perfect for entertaining, however, and adding a bungalow bar to your loft will make it the ideal spot for post-dinner party drinks and having fun with friends at the weekend.
A bungalow loft conversion can be much more than a bedroom and does not have to be dark and dull. Whether you need some extra beds in your home, space for storage, or want some room for your new hobby, converting your loft could be the solution to your problem. By making a multiuse space, you not only add utility to your home, but you also add value.
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