You may or may not remember a while ago I blogged about our dream of carrying out a loft conversion within our current home? Well, fast forward several months and I can confirm that the dream is about to become a reality come September, as we’ve been given the go-ahead! We have signed the forms, put the deposit down and will prepare to create our new grown-up space. Our current room is still a decent size (this will become Sasha’s room), but I think because we always knew that this might be something we’d carry out, it’s the one room in our house that we haven’t really done anything with. I can’t wait to get my hands on it and turn it in to a (slightly more) grown up girl’s haven!
In the meantime, my mind has been bubbling with ideas for our new bedroom in the loft. The room will be bigger than our current one, and will have an en-suite bathroom and built-in wardrobes. We could have opted for a walk-in wardrobe, and whilst this sounds good, we felt that this would cut the room in half, as well as diminishing the natural light available to us.
Here’s a bit of an ideas mind dump for our new bedroom and bathroom so far…
^^^I adore this style of cast iron bed, and I think this is the sort of thing we’ll be after for our new bedroom. I’m still on the hunt for a reasonably-priced high street one though- I will report back if I do!
^^^These are how I imagine our wardrobes to look like, and I like the idea of maximising storage space by going into the eaves too. We will still need somewhere to keep the Christmas tree!
^^^Windows-wise, we’ve opted for a big dormer extension, plus 2 large VELUX windows (like the above), in order to let in as much natural light as possible, something that’s very important to us. What’s also important to us, is the ability to be able to sleep in, and not be woken by that glorious natural light! We would likely go for some decent black out blinds, such as these ones by VELUX.
Now, as far as the new bathroom goes, I’m itching to go a bit left-field and do something totally different to our current one.…
^^^I saw these ace, gothic, Rory Dobner alphabet tiles in Liberty at Christmas and fell in love (although my Mum was not quite so impressed). I imagine them dotted around our proposed walk-in shower, and possibly around the rest of the bathroom.
^^^Now, I’m prepared for someone to come along and give me a bit of a slap, as I am wondering if I could get a traditional avocado bathroom suite to work in a modern bathroom, with fresh tiles (like the above) and contemporary taps and radiator fittings?! I keep seeing whole suites that have been ripped out and are selling near me for 99p on Ebay, and I keep being drawn to them like a moth to a flame. I think it could work! Whether Adam will let me or not is another thing. Please tell me yay or nay on this one!
Safety-wise, as we’ll be pretty hands on and involved with aspects of the new build from start to finish, we’ll need to get ourselves well equipped with some top quality safety gear too.
You can follow my ‘New Loft Space’ board on Pintrest too, among others:
So, what do you think? Would love your opinions!
A big thanks to ‘Velux’ for partnering The Spirited Puddle Jumper
How exciting, I love the alphabet tiles (not too keen on the avocado suite though missus). Looking forward to seeing the pics! xx
Haha, maybe it is just me then re the avocado! I really do like the alphabet tiles, I think they are strong contenders x
How exciting! x
I know! *squeeeee* x
It is going to look fab! We are converting the garage into an office/studio in the Autumn and I love getting inspiration x
Ooh that sounds exciting too- looking forward to seeing your plans! x
Oh that’s so exciting! My sister just finished doing something similar to her loft and she’s fitted cupboards into the eaves with a half height hanging rail which looks like great use of the space. And as I have fond memories of the avocado bathroom suite of my childhood I shall say yes you can do it with the right tiles!!
Yes! I knew I wasn’t alone in loving a bit of avocado! x
This home looks so luxurious and neat.