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Home Office Loft Conversions

The amount of people working from home over the last couple of years is undoubtedly on the rise. With more and more people looking to create a designated and comfortable space to work from within their homes, it’s no surprise that home office loft conversions are becoming increasingly popular. Working from the kitchen table once served its purposes but for working from home to be sustainable for the long term, a dedicated working space is now paramount. The shift with remote working is showing no signs of slowing down and therefore home office loft conversions offer a fantastic private space to work without having to leave your house.

Home Office Loft Conversion - Considerations

The design process for home office loft conversions is a crucial part of the process. The practicality and functionality of your dream home office should be major considerations here to ensure comfortability. Designing your home office can be done in conjunction with our specialists. We are always happy to take on your suggestions. After all, it’s going to be the dedicated space that you work from! The style of your home office is another key consideration. For example, do you want it to be a contemporary-type space or stylish home working environment?

Other considerations include;-

Features - Key features that you want to be included within your home office may include fitting desks, chargers, televisions, and more. The character of your home office should also be considered here. Visual interest and key schemes may plan an integral part.

Storage - Low-level storage units are particularly beneficial within a home office. It’s important to have sufficient storage space to put equipment and work stationary away after a day's work. If you’re looking to create a multi-functional room - such as a cross-over between the cinema room and home office - storage is paramount.

Lighting - In standard offices, exposure to natural light is essential for employee satisfaction and productivity. Working from your home office, it's important to design the conversion so that you’re getting plenty of natural light throughout the day. Options to consider here include central skylights and Velux windows.

Types Of Loft Conversions For Home Offices

There are two main types of loft conversions to consider for a home office loft conversion.

Dormer Loft Conversion - This type of loft conversion involves building a box-shaped extension in the existing sloped roof. Dormer loft conversions provide fantastic versatility which is ideal when designing a brand new home office. Moreover, as one of the main features for your home office will be plenty of exposure to natural light, dormer loft conversions naturally meet this requirement. A dormer loft conversion increases the exterior surface area of your loft making there much more room to add in extra windows. A substantial home office is highly possible with a dormer loft conversion with room for amenities to be added such as en-suites.

Hip-To-Gable Loft Conversion - This type of loft conversion is particularly ideal for properties with a hipped roof that affects the internal headroom of a loft space. Although they are a challenging type of conversion, hip-to-gable conversions are one of the best options for maximising the available interior space which is perfect for a home office. Planning permission is also unlikely with hip-to-gable conversions which is beneficial if you're looking to avoid potential delays and get a home office in place as soon as possible.

Office Loft Conversions vs Garden Office

There are more options for homeowners to choose from these days when it comes to maximising property space. In regard to building a home office, the main two options include home office loft conversions and a garden office. Although garden offices serve a purpose, most homeowners would rather stay in the warmth of their homes without having to trail down the bottom of the garden. Home office loft conversions are still the number one choice in many homeowners' eyes. Furthermore, with office loft conversions, you will also be significantly adding extra value to your property and in most cases, it adds an extra 10-20% onto your property's existing value!

Ready To Get Started?

If you know that a home office loft conversion is the best option for you and you want to start the process today, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our helpful team at Apex Loft Conversions. We are more than happy to offer FREE surveys and quotations that include detailed floor plans. Call us today on 01707 648604 or use our contact form and we'll get back to you.