Loft conversions with the wow-factor

Loft conversions can add space, light and balance to a home. Here are some of 2019’s best, all with real wow-factor.

By Jennifer Turner | 5 April 2020

Draw inspiration from the best loft conversion projects of 2019. 


Lloyds winner bedroom two

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.