The space at the top of the house, in the roof is so often just left there, or if we do dare to venture into open the loft hatch it's to put empty boxes or unused items out of sight. If this is you, don't worry, you are not allow as many others have 'dead space' in the attic. However, there are many more ways in which your can utilise that space in your roof. Below are just a couple examples.
A Full Loft Conversions
If you desperately need an extra room in your house, and have considered the moving option, a full loft conversion could be the next best thing. There are building regulations that a full conversion must adhere to, such as being a minimum height and not having criss-cross trusses. However, even if you don't meet the height requirements or have criss-cross trusses you could still opt for a full loft conversion. It will just cost more money because you need to factor in raising the room or having extra supports built in if you have criss-cross trusses.
Storage conversion/Part Loft Conversion
If your loft doesn't meet the height regulations or you have a loft with the criss-cross trusses, then another option is to convert it for storage or have a partial loft conversion . Be aware that this means that your loft cannot be used as a full time space – it isn't classed as an extra room. A storage conversion means that it can be utilised and organised better for storage. To achieve this, you will need to lay sturdy loft boards so that they can be walked on, or have items place on them. If you already have loft boards in place, then this is a good opportunity to de-clutter your attic and arrange it in a more manageable way. You may also want to consider having lighting fitted if you don't already have that in place too.