Mid-terrace transformation

When Emer and Jerry Moloney started planning their loft conversion their main aim was to create an extra living space and gain some additional storage in what was previously an inaccessible part of the home.

Emer, a 54 year old housewife and Jerry, 53, a senior manager in IT, were initially reluctant about converting their loft as they were unsure how much space there would be available but since completion it has exceeded all their expectations.

The couple worked with loft conversion company Atticmasters who suggested they install four VELUX roof windows in a square shaped Quattro design layout to bring even more natural light into the space.

“We were initially reluctant to lose some storage space but after they were installed we were blown away by the natural daylight and sense of space they gave. They’ve completely transformed the attic and we’re so delighted we chose them,” says Emer.
Multi-functional demands

When the property was newly built 25 years ago a VELUX roof window was installed in the home’s main bathroom. This was removed to make room for the new loft staircase but thanks to careful planning they weren’t met by any unexpected surprises.

“It was vital for us that the loft could be accessed by stairs and not just a ladder because we wanted it to be a TV room and an extra storage area and it’s now the biggest, brightest but also warmest space in the house thanks to the insulation from the VELUX roof windows.” explained Emer.

"We have lots of hidden storage and can also fit a sofa bed for when we have guests staying. It has totally surpassed our expectations."
- Emer, homeowner
Unlocking new views

Emer was heavily involved in the renovation of their loft and takes her design inspiration from places like Pinterest, Instagram, magazines and TV. “I like using colour accents with clean neutral backgrounds. I wanted to give the loft a bright Scandi vibe, which the VELUX windows have contributed massively to, especially when we open out the two top-hung ones. It gives an amazing spacious feeling on hot summer days,” Emer added.

In total the build only took two weeks and has resulted in a space not only Emer and Jerry can enjoy but also their twelve year old rescue Tibetan Terrier and four year old rescue cat. “They both love the loft and the cat spends all day sleeping up there because it's warm and quiet. Jerry and I also love taking in the views the windows offer, whether it’s a beautiful pink sunrise or the fireworks on New Year’s Eve, there’s so much we can see now.”