Our Home | Loft Renovation

When we moved into our home nearly 5 years ago, (as if it has been that long), we renovated the whole house. We moved into a home that had had one owner since it was built in the 50s and they had pretty much not done a lot with it since.

We got a bit of a bargain (a bargain for a house in Surrey anyway) so luckily we had some to spare to be able to re-do it all, as it was in major, major need. I’m not sure what we were thinking about when we decided to decorate and renovate the whole house all at once, as well as working full-time and being learners at DIY. Anyway, after a lot of blood, sweat and tears, literally, we have a home that we love.

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It might be a 5-year-itch but I’m getting ready for some more changes. I think one or two rooms need a bit more love, maybe feature walls or something and we definitely need some more shelving and accessories around the house in general. We had it valued about a year ago and mentioned we were thinking about a conservatory / orangery. We were told though that the only real way to add value would be to add another bedroom. Our rooms are all pretty good sizes so cutting one in two would make two tiny rooms so the only real option would be a loft conversion. In both of the homes I lived in as a child, we had loft conversions and I always really liked them. They are generally large rooms and they were always so quiet. Being third in the pecking order though meant that I didn’t really get the option to have it as my own room, so maybe now will be my chance?

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The best part though? Being able to decorate! Pinterest wasn’t around when we did our decorating originally five years ago, so I have lots of ideas that I would love to see happen. Loft’s have lots of cool little corners and things too where quirky little pieces and storage could go.

Curtains obviously aren’t an option for a loft, so it would have to be roller / blackout blinds, but that totally works as the rest of our windows have venetian blinds. VELUX have a huge selection of good quality options.

We have had a look at plans and how it would work and where the stairs would be and it would take up some space from the smallest bedroom, but that shouldn’t be a major drawback as it will create a fourth bedroom that will be a really good size.

What ideas do you have planned for your home?

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Rebecca x

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15 Comments

  1. 5th August 2015 / 10:04 am

    We’re also thinking about adding a fourth bedroom with a loft conversion. It could be so great, but I’m a bit scared of the mess and upheaval! We have a tiny extra box room which I’m hoping we could use for stairs, but I’m not entirely sure how it would work! #HomeEtc

  2. booandmaddie
    5th August 2015 / 1:10 pm

    I definitely recommend loft conversions, the previous owners of our house did one and although it’s not exactly how I would have chosen to do it it’s wonderful sleeping up away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house. I’m so jealous you were able to do so much all at once, we”re working on a 20 year plan for ours :) Good luck with your next projects X #HomeETc

  3. 5th August 2015 / 1:22 pm

    Wow such a lot of work – but totally worth it! We did so much to our last 2 houses, but they looked fab afterwards and were just what we wanted! Thanks so much for sharing, good luck with the rest.

    Jess x #HomeEtc

  4. 5th August 2015 / 7:57 pm

    Aah I bet you’re so pleased with everything you’ve done! It looks fab :) Really exciting that you’ve more plans in the pipeline — good luck with it all! Come and share it with us when it’s all underway! :) Thanks so much for linking up with #HomeEtc — hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

  5. 5th August 2015 / 8:46 pm

    We have always renovated the houses we have lived in, I couldn’t face doing it again and bought a new build this time. Renovating is so satisfying though once you have done it, isn’t it? I use my loft for storage & couldn’t give it up, but I always love a loft conversion and it is such good use of space. Good luck with it x

  6. 5th August 2015 / 10:34 pm

    All the hard work is so worth it though, it looks fab, good luck with the rest of the renovations #homeetc x

  7. 6th August 2015 / 3:46 pm

    Loft conversions can make a big difference in the values of the home, especially if done in a modern and stylish way. I tbh am not a big fan of them as I think having a loft for storage is important, but each to their own :) and I am anyway right now sitting in an office room in a loft conversion :) #homeetc

  8. 6th August 2015 / 9:56 pm

    Wow, you’ve done so brilliantly with your house – your kitchen looks amazing! I love the idea of a loft room too. Xxx

  9. 7th August 2015 / 10:16 am

    We have rooms in our roof space and I wouldn’t be without them – hope you finally get your loft room :) #homeetc

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