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L-shaped dormer loft conversion in brixton to create flexible guest/child bedroom

For this French family living in an up and coming part of Brixton, although their Victorian terraced cottage was rather idyllic, it wasn’t quite providing the space needed for their growing family. To harness the full potential of their property, they enlisted London loft conversion experts, nuspace. Graham Chappell is the managing director of the specialist loft company, which as well as providing a bespoke loft service, also offers the full range of architectural services from kitchen extensions to home renovations.


The couple wanted to create a playroom for their child, to free up the other communal living areas for more adult use. The playroom can also function as a guest room if needed, making the space flexible and able to adapt to a growing family. It has a velux window to the front, double French doors out onto a Juliette balcony at the back, and a large skylight in the flat part of the roof. ‘The triple aspect means that you have light flooding in from different angles at different points of the day,’ says Graham, making it feel particularly welcoming and warm.


The loft conversion architects brought the eaves forward at the front to give plenty of built in storage for toys, so the room can be kept tidy despite being a child’s playroom. An additional niche around the chimney adds visual interest to the space and offers extra shelving space to give the room a bit of character.

 Given the company’s experience in the area, all of the loft conversion planning applications and loft conversion building regulation certificates were taken care of with ease by nuspace.


A smaller bedroom in the back addition overlooks the garden. The clients went for wooden floors, which are very easy to keep clean. Spotlights provide ample light without taking up any visual space in the cosy little room. A bunk bed with a play area underneath makes the space multitask, and a playful rug both adds warmth to the room and functions as a toy for their child.


The loft conversion designers put a bathroom into the eaves for efficiency of space. A velux window above the WC provides additional headroom, as well as keeping the room fresh and light. A textured porcelain tile adds visual interest, and there’s a little niche in the wall to keep shampoos and shower gels. The timber wall hung sink echoes the wooden floors of the playroom and bedroom for a little continuity.


The clients were thrilled with the space they gained at the top of their home through their Brixton loft conversion. The project was completed over two years ago, and since then the clients have invited nuspace back to quote for their kitchen side return extension. If you are considering a loft conversion, get in touch with nuspace to organise your free consultation on 020 3405 3480.

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