Why Use Room In Roof Trusses In Your Self-Build
If you are building your own home, there are plenty of clever ways you can design it to maximise living space without having to actually change the footprint of the house. Our advice for self-builds is to use roof trusses to your advantage and create an attic space that answers all your needs.
Room in roof trusses can be used in plenty of different and interesting approaches, beyond a place where decorations gather dust. For example, the roof space at Rosebank Church was converted into accommodation through the use of Pasquill’s Posi-attics after laying empty and boarded up for 40 years.
Let’s take a look at all the ways you can benefit from utilising the space in your attic using room in roof trusses.
What are the benefits of having attic space?
1. More Storage Space
The space in your loft can help your home finally be the clutter-less peaceful retreat you imagined. All the nooks and crannies can be used, it only requires some bespoke alternatives when it comes to wardrobes and storage structures. Between the slope of the roof and the floor, there are plenty of custom-made solutions available out there.
With a bit of creativity when it comes to zoning you can create multifunctional purposes within the same space, and the benefits will extend to your whole house.
2. New Home Layout
The room in roof trusses can be built into a flexible living space. Whether it is an additional bathroom with exposed beams and a spa-like feel, or an extra bedroom that is on its separate level for your guests to enjoy their own space, the possibilities to change the layout of your home are endless. The goal here is to look at what you are lacking in your home right now and allow the extra space in your roof to fulfil your needs.
If you’re short on decorating time, we suggest a home theatre: the roof structure helps with the cosy cinema feel, and all you need are a few couches from a donation shop or bean bags, a projector and a white sheet (you don’t even need to paint a single wall!).
3. Increased Home Value
At Pasquill we manufacture and deliver attic trusses to create a more generous sized space without altering the footprint. Ultimately, this increases the value of your home: a well laid out attic can add up to 20% to the value of your property. Especially when you are building your own house, it’s an investment that will certainly pay off in the long-term.
4. Your Own Home Office
Having a designated area to work when you are at home allows you to focus, minimizes distractions, and helps create a work/life balance. If you are one of the more than 11 million employees who found themselves working from home in the past year, odds are you had to think quickly on your feet about creating a functional office space. Having somewhere quiet and private to do so isn’t always easy, and that is where your attic space can shine.
The room in the roof trusses is generally far enough away from any noisy TVs or children on the lower floors, so that is a guaranteed advantage for your workspace. And, since your home office is tucked away, it doesn’t need to match the rest of your house decor and can be laid out to fit your exact day-to-day needs.
Is your mind bubbling with ideas? Find out more about the features and benefits of our attic trusses. If you already have something in mind, contact your local design centre – we can’t wait to help make your project a reality!