We’ve all been there once upon a time – you buy a house which at the time seems to offer more space than you could ever have dreamt of.
Fast forward a few years and that spacious house is quickly running out of storage space, and boxes start to pile up in living areas.
A common situation for many people, and one to which the Loft Boys have the perfect answer to –convert your loft into a fully utilisable storage space!
Here are 5 things to think about in order to ensure you get it right:
Having a storage space under your roof is all well and good, but how will you access it effectively? Deciding early on what type of hatch and loft ladder you want will ensure you get an access that is fit for purpose.
Most houses already have some form of roof insulation, but if you’re going to store boxes and other valuable items in your loft, you want to make sure that it is properly insulated to avoid damage due to humidity. New insulation could also help you save money on energy bills when winter comes, so well worth the investment.
Think about how much of your loft you’d like to use for storage. The more space you create with loft boards, the more heat loss you’ll prevent, while potentially increasing the value of your home! It’s a no brainer really.
Depending on how much you’re going to use your loft space, choose between natural and fluorescent light. The more light you have, the easier it’ll be to find those embarrassing family pictures when the time comes!
Who does the work?
We’re slightly biased here and we’re going to say us! But on a serious note, whether you decide to do the work yourself or hire a specialist company, make sure that you have all the necessary information before starting the work to avoid nasty surprises.