Many homeowners are looking for ways to increase the functional living space in their homes, particular as their families start to grow. What greater way to this than converting the loft into games room? There are plenty of advantages to a loft games room, including providing a space for the whole family to enjoy spending important quality time together. Having a games room in your house also gives you a great excuse to invite all of your friends over for a catch-up or just relax after a long week at work.
If you’re wondering where to start, the first thing you should do is determine whether or not your loft is actually convertible by considering things like the head height, the positioning of the staircase, your budget and planning permission. There will be many things you can make compromises on with regards to the renovation but the strength of the floor is non-negotiable, especially considering the heavy equipment that it will be holding. You may need to seek the advice of a professional before going ahead with the conversion.
If you’re still concerned about the strength of your loft floor, try looking for tables that incorporate several different games, from air hockey to Ping-Pong. You can mount some equipment on the walls or store them in an unobtrusive cupboard so that the room doesn’t feel cramped or cluttered.
As well as heavy, your games equipment will likely be colourful and an excess of bright colours will feel overbearing. Instead, you should stick to a simple colour scheme when painting the walls, such as plain white, which will also make the small loft room seem a lot larger than it actually is. Adding a mirror will also create the illusion of more space by reflecting light.
So no matter what your personal requirements for a games room, a loft conversion is the ideal option.
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