When we moved in to our current home, it was a decision based more on location than anything else. I mean, we loved the house and it felt right for us instantly. It was three bedrooms, had a large kitchen, a lovely living room with big open doors that opened up and brought in lots of light. The bedrooms we're probably smaller than we'd hoped for and maybe could have afforded somewhere else, but the house was in a village and for us, that was the selling point.
We'd lived in a new build area previously and really disliked it. The house was nice, but everyone was on top of each other in terms of how the houses were built and there had been some trouble in the area too. We wanted somewhere quiet and somewhere where we felt that as a family we would be happiest.
We bought the house thinking that with a small garden, we probably wouldn't be able to extend and were OK with that. But then Adam's Lego business grew and grew and he needed more space, we looked at a garden office but it just wasn't big enough and so we decided that we would go up and convert our attic.
We saved and saved and finally managed to afford it and have now turned what was our attic into our new bedroom with an en-suite. Our old bedroom is our new office and both of our boys now have their own room too. When we had the attic converted we also decided to redecorate all of the bedrooms and whilst it was stressful at the time, we're so glad that we've done it as we're so pleased with how modern, open and bright everything upstairs looks.
I'm going to be sharing tours of the other bedrooms soon, but today I wanted to give you a look around our brand new loft conversion.
Our new stairs, it's almost like they've always been there.
Our original landing has been redecorated. Canvas by Photobox.
Our second landing.
My dressing table area. My dressing table is from IKEA. The jewellery stand and the acrylic brush pot are both from Amazon.
Our flooring is from Quickstep. The bed was our original bed from Next. The cushions on the bed and the throw are from Laura Ashley. The frames are from Desenio and the shelf holding the frames is from IKEA.
I love our VELUX windows. It's so nice having them open when it's sunny and also they're lovely to look out of at night when you can see the moon and the stars.
Our new wardrobe is from IKEA. It holds so many of our things!
The ottoman is from Argos.
I love the tiles in our ensuite. We decided to pay extra and have the whole thing tiled and we are so glad we did! The tiles are from B&Q. A lot of the bathroom things in our ensuite are from Victoria Plumb.
We've had our chest of drawers a while, they were originally from Next.
We also have two inbuilt cupboards in the room too for extra storage which I show in my the video room tour below.
We absolutely love our new space, it's our favourite room in the house now and we call it 'our sanctuary' because it really feels like it. We still can't believe that we now own a 4 bedroom house in the area of our dreams, we feel so fortunate to have been able to save for it. It's taken a lot of hard work to get to this point and many stressful days, but it has been 110% worth it! We're beyond thrilled with how much space and light our new room brings to our home.