01 Feb Dream extension: Master bedroom in the sky
Your loft is just wasted space right now – a whole floor that’s never used, an opportunity left untapped. But it could be amazing.
Not all, but many houses have loft spaces that can be transformed into living spaces, adding up to 30% more room in your home. Can you imagine what you could do with that? Today’s dream extension article is all about the master bedroom loft conversion.
Richard and Faye owned a typical small three-bedroom home, but while they were in the process of buying it they found out that they were going to have a new addition to the family. They felt they needed a little more space, and as their home was located on the edge of green belt land they wanted to extend upwards so they could get the most benefit from the views.
Their roof was not quite high enough so it needed the insertion of a steel to raise the pitch for the ceiling height to be comfortable, and they chose to put a dormer across the entire rear of the property to give them a third more useable space in their loft room. To keep costs down, the initial plan was for the dormer to have three fairly standard windows, but they rejected this in favour of an infinitely more luxurious option – floor-to-ceiling windows across the whole dormer area to maximise the impact of the view, framed by heavy curtains to keep the room cosy throughout the winter. A Velux was installed to the front pitch, over the bed, so they could look up at the stars at night.
The build took a matter of weeks to complete and then they were onto the details.
Faye was a fan of mosaics so the en suite was tiled in a multitude of tiny squares in a variety of browns, creams and glass. A contemporary bathroom suite was chosen to fit the space and a frosted window installed to let in the pink and purple rays from the sun as it rises in the morning.
Richard liked his movies, so room was left for a screen of substantial enough size, surround sound and streaming system, all subtly hidden from view.
Wardrobes, drawers and a dressing table were all built bespoke for the space, installed in the eves, and spotlights imbedded into the ceiling to give the room all the brightness it needed.
Today, their master bedroom in the sky is the largest room in their home. And it is every bit as glamorous as they had imagined it would be. But the added wow-factor when the conversion was finished, what friends and family stood open-mouthed to see, is the view through those floor to ceiling windows over the fields and treetops, a view Richard and Faye see each morning as they wake… a sight that never gets old.