A light-filled Loft Conversion for the Walker Family

When Liz and John Walker first viewed the bungalow that would become their new home, it was love at first sight. But they were surprised that it had a huge hall space in relation to the rest of the property.

"It turned out the previous owner, who had built the house in 1966, had always intended doing a loft conversion," says Liz. "He had left space for a staircase but had never got around to the project.  

"He had the loft partially prepared with one side window installed and roof trusses designed for conversion.

"We could see the potential and were keen to undertake the project."

The stairs leading up to the loft conversion

The Walkers were leaving a property where their bedroom was in an attic conversion with a VELUX roof terrace.

"We loved the room and knew we would miss it in our new home. So with previous experience with VELUX roof windows, plus budget restraints, more complex planning regulations, we never considered choosing dormer windows for our new project. We were happy with the advice and recommendations received from VELUX directly, as well as input from our joiner Chris from Eden Joinery Glenrothes.

The Walker's bungalow
The Walkers' initial budget for the conversion was in the region of £25K, but they decided to get additional work done while the builders were in situ so costs and timescale expanded.


The result is a fantastic conversion that's added more space and light to the bungalow.

"The window at the top of the stairwell allows light into what was a very dark hallway, completely transforming the area," says Liz. "We now have a beautiful new bedroom, shower room and dressing room." 

"In the bedroom, the roof windows allow maximum light into the room and the sun also heats the room. We chose VELUX duo blackout blinds which allow regulation of the sun and light and the blackout blinds are great for sleeping.


Walk-in wardrobe in a loft conversion


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