Crouch End, North London N8

Type of Conversion:

L-shaped Dormer, 1 Kitchen Diner, 1 Lounge, 3 Bed, 1 Bath

Duration of Build:

12 weeks


Our clients, a young professional couple, wanted to optimise space with a loft conversion in their Crouch End Flat.

Bright Kitchen Space in L-Shaped Dormer Loft Conversion in Crouch End, North London N8

""Adding an L-shaped dormer and re-configuring the flat's layout more than doubled the space and added masses of value to our client's home.""

Absolute Lofts Project Manager

Modern Kitchen Island in L-Shaped Dormer Loft Conversion in Crouch End, North London N8


After inspecting the existing flat and loft layout, our team reconfigured the flat onto two floors. The original flat was turned into three spacious bedrooms, and the loft space was extended upward with an L-shaped dormer, creating a beautiful new kitchen-diner and lounge. Leading from the lounge is a new outdoor terrace — perfect for post-work sundowners. The multi-room addition gave our clients vital space and added significant value to the property.

The attic space of this handsome Victorian terrace provided the ideal structure to extend upwards. We designed and built an L-shaped dormer — where two flat roof dormers are constructed and connected together — opening up a whole new floor. The new split-level space includes a sleek modern kitchen and lounge area.

Using Glass to Enhance Your Loft Space

As a busy area used to cook and socialise, ensuring plenty of light was a key design consideration. To let in plenty of natural daylight, we installed a central, flat roof light above the new kitchen, along with large Velux windows in the sloping roof. Using light reflecting materials in the kitchen, such as the white stone effect worktops, adds to the feeling of light and space.

Rather than a solid wall, the kitchen and lounge were separated by a stairway surrounded by glass balustrades. The toughened glass screens allow additional light as well as visually expanding the space.

To maximise light flow, a further roof light along with floor to ceiling windows were built into the new lounge.

Also opening up the internal space is a new outdoor terrace. Unlike the loft conversion, which was allowed under permitted development rights, planning permission was required for the terrace. The largest planning issue for balconies and terraces, particularly in London, is privacy.

We managed this by installing frosted glass panels, protecting our clients’ and neighbours’ privacy. The roof terrace is a brilliant feature, adding further value to the property and providing additional outdoor space to relax and enjoy.

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