How to Turn Your Loft into an Office

If you’re looking to maximize your living space, a loft turned office isn’t a bad idea. Adding an entirely new room may not be the best option, especially in terms of monetary expenses (you might have to structurally modify your home). While these options are not necessarily unpopular, it definitely is more time consuming and expensive.

Rest assured, we’ve got you covered. But before we get down to the details, ask yourself – can you actually visualize the final place. If you have enough space to work with then you’re all set. Here are a few simple steps to turn your loft into an office:

Get Your Permits Sorted Out

Before you go ahead and commit, make sure you’ve got the legalities sorted out. Loft conversion may require building codes and permits, depending on the work. This is incredibly important, especially if you’re planning on selling your house in the future. To clear the air, speak to your local municipalities on permit requirements. You can always contact local companies like Loftera for more guidance.
Get Your Permits Sorted Out

These permits especially come in handy when changing electrical wiring or changing the walls. Speak to local municipalities to eliminate any unpleasant surprises in the future.

Prepare a Loft Enclosure

You’ll most likely be needing a loft enclosure. Since, you’re dealing with an elevated surface here, you may have to set up a barrier for safety reasons. For a home office, a loft railing would be sufficient in comparison to a full wall. Choose a railing that will match that will match the overall style of your loft. Alternatively, you can also add a new wall for some extra privacy however, it won’t allow free air flow and can potentially make the space a little stuffy.

Fitting a Ladder

Presuming you have an old-style loft, you may need a ladder. Alternatively, you can fit in a new staircase but that might be difficult to install. The project could also require some serious renovation. The ceiling joists will need some work done and you’d have to get handrails installed. Keep in mind that there are many safety measures that need to be kept in mind if you are installing a staircase.

Install Power Sockets

Install Power Sockets
Since you’re setting up a home office, you’ll have to set up power sockets for Wi-Fi, computers and other materials. Call in an electrician and get the job done. We also recommend you get a phone line extension to make the best use out of your landline.

Select Furnishings

Though this is probably one of the final steps, it definitely is important. Select furniture that will appropriately match the overall size of your room. You don’t want the room to look too crammed. If you’ll be the only one working at your home office, we suggest you keep it minimal.

So there you have it. While there’s still plenty you can do (a fresh coat of paint isn’t a bad idea either), this list covers the basics. Have you ever converted your loft into an office? Share your experiences below.

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