Draw inspiration from the best loft conversion projects of 2019. 

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Image: Winners of VELUX Loft Conversion of the Year Awards 2019, Sarah and Jon Lloyd-Foster of Worsley, Manchester transformed their loft by creating a master bedroom and en suite

The finest loft conversions make sensitive use of existing space while opening it up to whole new possibilities. Here are VELUX’s Loft Conversion of the Year awards for 2019, showcasing some truly terrific transformations, in partnership with Grand Designs Magazine and GoodHomes Magazine.

A room of one’s own

When it comes to making better use of existing space, there’s little to compete with a loft conversion for sheer impact. Whether it’s part of a new project or a complete overhaul of an old building, the possibilities are myriad. You can turn a tired, dusty area of the house that’s home to little more than dust bunnies and Christmas decorations into a fantastic new space.

VELUX, whose roof windows are a popular feature of many a loft conversion, have chosen their best projects of the last year to shine a light on those that have made best use of the space and truly enhanced their homes.

…and the winner is

VELUX’s 2019 winner is in Worsley, Manchester, a semi-detached Victorian house in a conservation area.

The owners, Sarah and Jon Lloyd-Foster, has numerous structural issues to overcome, making the end result even more sensational. A new bedroom and en suite were carved out of the old loft, incorporating six VELUX windows with daylight and safety for their children in mind. As Sarah says, “At night, we can see the stars above and it feels as though we’re in a treehouse.”

Project profile: Sarah and Jon Lloyd-Foster
Location: Worsley, Manchester
Type of property: Victorian semi-detached house
Duration of project: 3.5 months
Loft size: 38sqm
Approx. cost: .£50,000

A breath of fresh air

In Northampton, Katherine and Anthony Yionnaki went a step further, adding those elements but also incorporating VELUX CABRIO balconies for dramatic effect and fresh air aplenty. The end result added space, storage and was sympathetic to their Edwardian redbrick home.

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Image: Runner up of VELUX Loft Conversion of the Year Awards 2019. Katherine and Antony Yiannaki of Northampton, created a master bedroom, en suite bathroom and airing cupboard from their previously unused loft

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Image: Runner up of VELUX Loft Conversion of the Year Awards 2019. Katherine and Antony Yiannaki of Northampton, created a master bedroom, en suite bathroom and airing cupboard from their previously unused loft

Project profile – Katherine and Antony Yiannaki
Location: Northampton, United Kingdom
Type of property: Edwardian Redbrick Detached
Duration of project: Six weeks
Loft size: 46sqm
Approx. cost: .£45,000

A special space

One runner-up, a conversion in a 1930s three-bedroom home in York, shows how you can create a better living environment for a growing family. As the owners were expecting a second child, they expanded upwards, with a new master bedroom and en suite incorporating VELUX INTEGRA windows to maximise natural daylight.

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Image: Runners up of VELUX Loft Conversion of the Year Awards 2019. Patrick and Laura Jackson opened up space they didn’t think they had. Thanks to their loft conversion they’ve created a master bedroom and en suite

Project profile –Patrick and Laura Jackson
Location: York, England
Type of property: 1930s three-bedroom semi-detached home
Duration of project: Six months
Loft size: 23sqm
Approx. cost: £55,000

More runners-up

In Brighton, Paul and Claire Hammond have flooded their new space with daylight by using a bank of 5 top-hung VELUX roof windows. The finished master bedroom and en suite affords them sensational views and soundproofing too.

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Image: Claire and Paul Hammond, Runners up of VELUX Loft Conversion of the Year Awards 2019, added a stunning master suite to the loft of their Brighton home

Project profile – Claire and Paul Hammond
Location: Brighton, England
Type of property: Detached
Duration of project: Two months
Loft size: 36 sqm.
Approx. cost: £55,000

Dublin couple Emer and Jenny Moloney turned an unused and inaccessible space into a TV room and storage space with Scandinavian accents. They love their new loft – and so do their pet dog and cat – and the project only took two weeks.

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Image: Runners up of VELUX Loft Conversion of the Year Awards 2019 Emer and Jo Maloney of Dublin created extra living space with storage where they could relax, unwind and enjoy hobbies including yoga and reading.

Project profile – Emer and Jerry Moloney
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Type of property: Three-bedroom mid-terrace, 25 years old
Duration of project: Two weeks
Loft size: c.25sqm
Approx. cost: €25,000

A longer project, the conversion of a loft in a detached Victorian villa in Faversham, changed it into a bedroom for guests, complete with en suite, quirky hidden door and VELUX centre-pivot windows. Claire Williams and Sam Roberts chose coloured VELUX blinds as the finishing touch.

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Image: Runner up of VELUX Loft Conversion of the Year Awards 2019. Claire Williams and Sam Roberts created a new guest suite from their loft conversion

Project profile – Claire Williams and Sam Roberts
Location: Faversham, Kent, England
Type of property: Detached Victorian villa
Duration of project: Five months
Loft size: c.26 sqm
Approx. cost: £39,000

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