It’s no secret that everybody likes to indulge in a little “me-time” now and again, especially when you’re constantly sharing your space with your partner and family. Sometimes you just need a place to call your own.
In fact, most experts would tell you it’s not only essential, but that it can also help strengthen your relationships at home. In a recently published article (which you can read right here), one American couple goes on to explain how bickering and arguments were quelled when they decided to - quite literally - divide their home into two connected but utterly distinct living areas.
Sounds a little over the top? We agree but there’s definitely something to be said for modifying your home to create additional usable space, and a loft conversion is an ideal solution.
Whether you need the extra room for a workspace at home, an area for the kids to play, or simply a place for yourself to unwind at the end of a long day, there’s plenty of options to play with when renovating the attic. We’ve compiled a few of our favourite examples alongside some pretty interesting points worth thinking about.
Ownership is everything
The simple act of making your own decisions about how to organise your workspace has an empowering effect and has been linked with improved productivity, according to a 2010 study conducted by the University of Exeter.
If you’re constantly sharing your home office with other members of the family, who use it as a playroom/dining room/cinema room, it’s unlikely you’re going to be able to permanently set things out the way you want them.
Sound mind and body
Having personal space allows for deeper relaxation and greater concentration, both extremely helpful mental states for a sound mind and body.
One of the great benefits of a loft conversion is being able to dedicate that space to whatever helps you relax - a kind of sanctuary. Some people like to enjoy films, other people prefer reading, music or art. Whatever you enjoy, make it the focus of your new room.