Your loft conversion could be anything from a spare bedroom, an extra bathroom, a kid’s play area to an office space. But what if you were to think outside the box?
Setting up a creative studio space could really enhance your lifestyle, even if it’s just a hobby. If it’s part of your job, then building a workspace you can easily access while expressing yourself, is the perfect way to create that work-life balance. No commuting or running late for work, you can access the space whenever without blurring the lines between work life and home life.
If you’re a musician, artist, or photographer, here are some ways you can make the most of your skills and your house.
Converting your loft into a music studio is excellent for many reasons. When it comes to security, it’s a great solution. As a musician, it’s likely you will have expensive equipment so keeping it at the top of the house, means it’s more secure. Unlike a basement or cellar, the loft also won’t become damp. An extra bonus is that it won’t take up any room like a garage would, meaning you still have space to park your car.
Soundproofing is an important part of recording, for you and the neighbours. Insulating your loft will mean your home studio stays warm and dry, whilst keeping the noise inside.
Depending on the size of your loft and the amount of equipment you have, you could have a simple set up in a cosy room, with a computer, a mixing desk, and a small instrument. If you have a larger space, then you could keep a drum kit in there, and create separation booths for vocal takes.
If you are an artist or illustrator, an art attic could be the perfect solution. As a painter, you could include an easel for your canvas paintings, with a place to store your supplies.
As a digital artist, a designated desk area might work better for your computer or tablets, with the option of a comfy seat if you feel like switching things up.
If fashion and textiles is your thing, then perhaps a large table in the centre of the room will help or accommodate a sewing machine. Storage units and shelving would work well for any sewing supplies and fabric that needs storing.
The ideal place for storing any camera and lighting equipment, a photography studio could provide a backdrop for your shoots, whilst also being a place to edit photos. Think about the positioning of the camera, so that you have enough headroom to place the camera stand.
Installing skylight windows will allow natural light into the room, a very important feature when it comes to taking photos. Colour schemes would also need to be thought about, something neutral and soft will work best.
As a creative, there’s no excuse for you not to get stuck in and express yourself through your own personal space. Make it practical, but also a place that motivates and inspires you to create your best work.