One of the primary uses for a loft conversion to many homes across the country is making more room for a growing family.
Loft conversions are a great way to accommodate more kids with brand new bedrooms designed and decorated to your exact requirements. But there are number of things to consider when dreaming up your home improvements, to ensure that children aren’t only happy but also safe.
That’s why we’ve written our 5 Top Tips for a Child Friendly Loft Conversion. Take a read below and ask yourself if your loft conversion plans have been drawn up with little ones in mind.
Juliet balconies are breathtaking to look at and let lots of light through into a loft conversion, but they’re not child friendly additions to a build. It is important to ensure that young children cannot access windows and suffer potential falls.
This does not only mean avoiding Juliet balconies but also placing furniture away from windows, so they cannot be climbed on to access the window.
Window restrictors are perfect since they prevent windows from being opened to a dangerous extent.
It’s also important to ensure that if blinds are installed thencords are kept safely out of reach.
The vast majority of loft conversions feature an all-new staircase connecting the new loft area to the existing staircase and the rest of the house. Anybody with small children will know how potentially dangerous a staircase can be. A stair gate is a useful addition and will help to avoid any tumbles without affecting the aesthetic of the home.
Many loft conversions include en suite bathrooms. If you are adding a child’s bedroom and bathroom, it is advisable to ensure that you lock away products which could be harmful to children, such as toiletries, medicines and cleaning products.
Nowhere to lock them away? Why not add a shelf to keep them out of reach, or keep them in the main bathroom in the house.
If the kids are lucky enough to have their very own TV, it is a lot safer to mount it on the wall out of reach. This will ensure that youngsters aren’t able to climb on the TV or interfere with it. It’s likely to give them a better view too!
5. Sound Proofing
One way to earn some much deserved peace and quiet is to lay a thick underlay and carpet on the floor of your new child friendly loft conversion. It’s also possible to sound proof the space, so that you aren’t constantly disturbed by the thudding of an action packed playtime.
As the specialists for loft conversions in London and across the Midlands, Simply Loft can design and install the perfect loft conversion for your entire family.