Transforming Your Loft (Making It More Than A Place For Your Christmas Tree)

Two focuses of my blog are Home/Living Discussions and Home/Property Discussions. If you own a loft, you may want to upgrade it and increase its functionality. The following contributed post is entitled, Transforming Your Loft (Making It More Than A Place For Your Christmas Tree).

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One of the big problems with any family home is that there isn’t enough room to have everything you want. This means that with a constant overflow of kids’ items we struggle to store stuff, so this is when things go up into the loft. But that loft is going to waste. No doubt, right now it’s full of junk, not to mention the Christmas decorations that come out once a year. But a loft has plenty of scope to turn it into whatever you want, not to mention a place for storage. Let’s show you what you need to consider if you want to turn the loft into a recreation space.

The Practical Conditions

Of course, you’ve got to make sure that your loft is going to be able to house everything you want. There are things you can do to make your structure stronger, such as adding insulation. You can get spray foam insulation, which sounds too good to be true, but when you consider the overall spray foam insulation structural strength, it can make a difference in improving structural strength, especially when you apply it to walls and ceilings. You should also think about storage solutions that fit around the sloping roof. A loft sounds fantastic in theory, but is it going to be an uncomfortable experience? It’s also worth making sure that the roof is actually sturdy because you don’t want the conditions to hamper your enjoyment of the space.

Controlling the Environment

The loft is one of the greatest spaces because of its sheer length and breadth, but this usually means it’s not the most comfortable, because it’s close to the roof, and therefore closer to the elements. Ensuring that you can personally control them is crucial. Think about the temperature and light levels, and how you can regulate them to guarantee the optimum amount of comfort. You can incorporate blinds to control the sunlight, but you must also think about insulating the space if it’s not warm enough. A loft is a wonderful place for storage, but if you want to turn it into something more, it’s got to be comfortable.

Making it Look the Parts

When you’re designing a space like a loft, it will feel different from the rest of the home. It’s important to make sure that, when you are setting up a loft to help turn this space into something with more recreational uses, you’ve got to choose the right ambiance. This means picking warm and neutral colors but also recognizing that the loft could serve as a space for storage. It’s important to not get clutter built up because this could cause a very stressful environment. There are ways for you to get around this, such as floor storage spaces but it’s always worth getting into a minimalist mindset and decluttering on occasion.

The loft is the perfect space that can be used for many different things, this is why you’ve got to make it look the part, but also feel right.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.