A Guide to Creating a Home Office with Loft Extensions

Are you tired of the daily commute? Have you ever thought about working from home? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then converting or extending your loft into an office could be the answer to your problems. Modern Attics offer expert services to create loft extensions in north London and across the capital, and we can advise you on your options.


With office space at a premium across London, building workspace in your loft, tailored to fit your individual needs, could be the perfect answer if you are struggling to find a base for your small business. Which type of conversion or extension you go for will largely be determined by the size and shape of your house and loft space.

Your loft may be big enough to mean that conversion of the existing space could be a good cost-effective option, as many home offices are designed for one person. Alternatively, a larger extension may offer more space, giving scope to accommodate more than one person and space to meet clients.

Fitting Out Your New Office

offices will need a range of fittings, which can be styled to fit your own business requirements and tastes. Smaller, contemporary items of office furniture will create a good impression for outside visitors and will also be immensely practical, offering maximum flexibility for your loft space.

Light décor, such as white or pastel-coloured walls, will help to make your office feel more spacious. To help give the loft the atmosphere of a place of work, another option is to choose stained floorboards rather than carpets. However, you may also want to build in some space for relaxation, including items such as a two-seater sofa where you can sit if you need to take a break from your work.

Electrical equipment and data cabling for your computer, telephone and broadband are of course a must. Although this should not present any problems, the work may involve some rewiring, and it’s important to remember that all work involving electrical cables should only be carried out by a qualified electrician.

All members of Modern Attics’ building teams, including our carpenters, plumbers, heating engineers and electricians, are highly experienced and belong to their relevant trade organisation, so you can be sure of quality workmanship.

Light, Air and Space

Getting as much natural light and air as possible into your loft space will help to create a good working environment. Velux windows, which we recommend, will allow plenty of ventilation as well as sunlight. It is also a good idea to install cost-effective and flexible energy-efficient lighting, incorporating items such as low-energy bulbs and dimmer switches.

To make the best use of the space available, it is advisable to build in storage and make sure all stationery and portable office equipment can be put away when not in use. You could also consider using eaves cupboards for storage.

Ultimately, however, it’s down to you what to include in your new office – remember, you are effectively starting with a blank canvas, and what you choose to fill it with is largely down to your own personal preferences and tastes.

Modern Attics carries out loft extensions across north, west, east and south London. Whether you live in Edgware, Stanmore or Finchley, Brunswick Park or Bounds Green, we can manage all aspects of your loft office conversion, from surveys to advice over gaining planning permission from the local council, right through to frequent meetings, regular site visits and progress reports. Click the link above to find out more about our services and get a free quotation.

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