When it comes to loft conversions, there are many options open to you. From basic changes that make the space in your attic more usable, to dramatic designs that create something really special.

Which you go for will, most likely, depend on your budget, but if you want some inspiration for the latter, look no further than the loft conversion highlighted by the Evening Standard’s Homes & Property recently.

They showcased a conversion carried out by Asia Kowalczuk and Duncan Grey, who added a “light-drenched master suite” to their two-bedroom maisonette.

The couple have a daughter, Iona, who’s six, and wanted to have space for other people to stay too – specifically Duncan’s father. For their loft conversion they used Cor-Ten steel, a material that forms a protective layer of rust in a short space of time.

In this instance, it mirrors the colour of the roof tiles, making the extension less noticeable, but if you look closely you can see that it’s something different to the rest of the roof.

They have Velux windows on one side, as well as patio doors opening onto a small terrace on the other. By painting the interior white and keeping the furniture minimal, they have a spacious and wonderfully light room.

If you’re thinking about having loft conversions in Nottingham, you may want to look into using similar materials to this couple.

Of course, you don’t have to go for the same interior style as this loft conversion, you could incorporate some of the top trends identified for 2018, such as the use of tartan patterns and the return to favour of fitted carpets.