If you are living in a small house, then you understand how valuable space is. However, if you live in a house that has a loft, whether it`s big or small, you may want to consider turning it into an additional storage room or bedroom.

Deciding that it will be your storage room, you may want to consider choosing the right roof windows for better lighting in order not to look for everything with flashlights or connecting electricity.

However, if you are planning a loft conversion, there may be a little bit more work because you want the bedroom to be clean.

Designing a storage room

If you decide to make a storage room out of your loft, then you probably want to consider a loft ladder that won`t take up spare space. Most of us also consider installing loft ladders because we don’t have enough room for a staircase.

The stairs fold every few steps, allowing you to hide them in the ceiling, meaning they won’t obstruct anything when you don’t need to use them. Also, they aren`t heavy so you can either push them to the ceiling using your arm or with the handle you use to open.

Designing a bedroom

Loft conversions require more time and effort. Choosing timber roof windows may be a great idea to light up the room, as they also match perfectly with various styles.

If you are converting your loft to a bedroom then a loft ladder won’t be the best idea, you should think about a staircase that will allow you to enter your bedroom anytime you want, without having to worry about opening loft ladders.

How much space?

In order to know how much space you need for your loft stairs, you have to keep in mind what you are converting it into. Of course, the best way to know how much space you need is to measure the length and width of the floor and the angle of the stairs which you have chosen to see if they will be stable. If you choose to buy a ready staircase, you must also keep in mind the height, so the last step won`t be floating in the air.

Here is a list of some of the stairs you can choose from:

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Open stairs, like:

  • wooden staircase
  • metal staircase
  • folding loft stairs
  • pull-down stairs