Kensal Green, North West London, NW10
Type of Loft Conversion:
L-shaped Dormer – 1 bed, 1 bath
Duration of Build:
Looking to provide comfy accommodation when people come over, our client asked us to design and build a guest bedroom loft conversion. The design for the new loft was to scope out a large double bedroom and a bathroom enabling space and privacy from the lower levels.
"This loft conversion really stands out as it added tonnes of extra space, creating a space to keep guests happy, as well as work comfortably from home. The final design is elegant with lots of vintage elements, like the traditional loft staircase, paying homage to the home’s age."
Absolute Lofts Project Manager
After thoroughly inspecting the loft and roof structure, the most effective use of space was to construct an L-shaped Dormer; two Dormer extensions joined together in an L-shape configuration. An L-shaped Dormer adds masses of space, in this case, a large double bedroom at the front of the house and spacious bathroom to the rear.
The semi-detached period property’s design was perfect for this type of loft extension. The dormers were positioned at 90 degrees to one another on the roof creating a split-level conversion. Inside, the new loft floor is reached by a full-size staircase leading to the roomy new bathroom. Up a few steps, is the new airy double bedroom.
The guest bedroom was designed to capture as much natural daylight as possible. Large Velux rooflights flood the room with light and are easy to open, allowing air to circulate.
With so much extra square footage the new bedroom easily accommodates a double bed, vanity area and home office space. With more people working from home since the pandemic, having a private area to concentrate has become key for a happy work/life balance – read more about our home office loft conversions ideas here.
Our client’s new loft bathroom is an elegant shower room. The addition of a corner shower saves space where a bath would go while still providing a luxurious showering experience. The sliding door is a great space-saving alternative to one that opens inwards.
As the home is a period property, care was taken to retain vintage features and finishes throughout. The new loft staircase incorporates traditional wooden spindles and newel posts. We also added a dado rail – a fine strip of molding running along the wall at mid height – to the stairwell and hung period style doors.
Tending to the finer details gives the appearance as though the grand staircase and upper floor has always been there.
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