We all know the challenge: The kids needs more space, your hobby is in full swing and you collection of books and DVDs are growing on a weekly basis. Where do you put all this? The solution is to create a roof space! Our experts have created and designed various multilevel projects which have opened up completely new opportunities for the previously unused space between floor and roof.
An attic space makes a wonderful living room; often, it houses the most beautiful views and is flooded with the most natural light. However, if you are planning to implement a loft space or mezzanine into your home, expert planning is of utmost importance. You should also use the renewal of your interior layout as an opportunity to consider the environmental impact your home has. Why not amp up your roof or wall insulation at the same time? In this instance, you have many possibilities to kill two birds with one stone.
Whether this project is to be completed by a specialist or by a passionate home owner, the key is to provide functionality and above all, to be aesthetically pleasing. We have put together an ideabook bursting with loft inspiration to get your creative juices flowing..
This building in West Germany has been very carefully renovated; the attic space is completely new, and has been designed to fit in against the old framework of the existing house. This beautiful two-bedroom apartment, thanks to the mezzanine, has now become a two level home. Despite the relatively narrow base section, the designers have created a light-filled room with beautiful materials and incredible angles.
Why not use the attic to store your wonderful collection of books? With custom-made shelves, you can create a stunning floor to ceiling example of practicality and beauty. This is especially good if the loft space you have is not sufficient enough to house a complete room, but you still wish to maximise the area that is on offer.
This attic space was implemented during the design and development process of the house and fortunately, this amazing terrace with spa was added to the Master Bedroom. The space is flooded with light through the large window and roof light creating an ethereal and soothing atmosphere.
Did you know: A skylight allows twice the
luminous efficacy and lets in three times more light than a normal window? In this example, the architects and designers behind this project have paid special attention to the roofing, facade and interior glazing for maximum impact.
An old building at Potsdamer Platz was a completely renovated to house a conference room with a view. The sloping glass is elegant and chic and is most definitely a place to foster new ideas and thoughts.
The large window expands the space visually. What would ordinarily be quite a dark space, has been completely brought to life with the floor to ceiling windows. The expanse of the room is highlighted by avoiding the use of structural columns, which of course, would only interrupt the flow of the space. And, to add a touch of definition, a pop of yellow has been added in the cornice and lights.
A loft conversion can either be a planning dream or nightmare. Generally speaking, if you are building a loft space or mezzanine, you are quite short on room to begin with. In this instance, a garden would be the least of your priorities as the space could be better spent elsewhere. However, if you have an area which isn't large or practical enough to use as a full room, why not consider a roof garden as your own personal oasis with the best view?
Is the area below your roof space oddly shaped or too narrow? Think again! Consider a sleeping nook, evoking childhood holiday nostalgia of sleeping in a hayloft or holiday camp. It is very easy to create with safety glass and a narrow ladder for access from the ground floor.
A luxurious bath with a panoramic view? You can have holiday and hotel living in your grasp everyday—your own personal wellness spa.
The large panoramic view has been integrated into the bedroom, living and bathing area of these spaces. The opening between the two areas creates transparency and airiness, even when the curtains are drawn.
This bath is definitely a courageous and unconventional solution to a loft space! The roof of an old farmhouse has been expanded, and the existing old wooden beams have been refurbished to create a simple, elegant and cozy atmosphere. The recurring use of limestone gives the room a uniform character, despite the play with levels and hierarchy.
What are you thoughts? Are you bold and brave enough to implement a loft or mezzanine into your home?
To see more loft and small space architecture inspiration see ’Architecture repurposed: A factory loft conversion
and A pocket of space by the sea’.