Believe it or not, lofts and attics are not the same thing:
Loft – loft is an old-fashioned word used to describe the large, open spaces beneath the roofs of large buildings.
Originally used for storage purposes, the utility of the loft has expanded to incorporate studio apartments, boutique style office spaces and art galleries.
We’ve all seen them in the movies, with private elevators and industrial looking doors and fittings.
Attic – chances are, you grew up in a house with an attic. Most commonly used for storage, attics are the small spaces directly underneath the roof of a house, accessed by a hatch and drop down ladder or step ladder.
These days, attic conversions are popular among those looking to accommodate a growing family by creating extra bedroom space, although some of the best attic conversions we have seen include home offices, private cinemas and dens.
There are four main types of loft conversions. These include: