What would the panel ;-) think about the following options regarding
loft conversion to 3 bed house with gable roof.
1. Squeeze in a windy type staircase to the loft, maybe lose some of a
small box room to do this, and have a single master bedroom in the
roof. These type of stairs always make the landing/main staircase area
a bit claustrophobic and cramped.
2. Lose the box room totally, put nice looking "normal stairs"
starting from the old box room location at the front of the house and
rising parallel-ish to the pitch roof at the front, leaving more space
in the dormer section, and probably allowing 2 rooms in the loft, and
all rooms bigger than the box room was. This would let light onto the
landing, meaning I could brick up the windows over the bedroom doors,
which would nicely fit in with the new fire door requirements.
I love the idea of (2) since it gives a nice landing/hall area
upstairs with a window at the end and doesn't look so much like a loft
conversion, but would this arrangment be harder to sell (not that we
will soon !)
Opinions requested !
- posted 12 years ago