Loft Conversion Storage - the potential missing factor
Most loft conversions will automatically remove the homeowners useful storage facility
and often this can be a useful time to start that de-cluttering process we are all told to do from time to time by
the so called lifestyle gurus out their in the world of house improvement.
Therefore, should your new loft conversion be considering building in storage cupboards where it is possible to
do so even at extra cost? - Yes is the answer. Many homeowners have found that their actual real and useful storage
areas are actually increased after the loft conversion simply due to the ease of access to the perimeter eaves
voids that most loft conversions will create.
Some homeowners simply place stored items around the reachable arm area of the existing loft hatch for fear of
treading inside the loft itself. The loft conversion transforms this storage space into very accessible areas
within the loft conversion room or rooms.
This is perhaps why many loft conversion designers or architects are now fully insulating the roof slopes right
down to the top of the external walls rather than insulation the inset perimeter dwarfs stud partitions. This also
avoids the need to place insulation within the floor that is often thicker than the floor joists making the storage
area even less within the perimeter triangular shaped voids.
Therefore, as part of the homeowners check list they should be ensuring that within all of the rooms of the loft
conversion there is an access door within the perimeter dwarf walls to each and every storage void. Maintaining
good storage facilities within the loft conversion will be a very useful amenity for the homeowner and will perhaps
avoid the use of further garden sheds or preventing the garage space from housing a car.