How long does will it take to convert an empty attic into a bedroom with its own bathroom?

Home Improvement
Luke Geranoff

convert an empty attic into a bedroom with its own bathroom.


It took me about two months. I did the plumbing, and my wife designed the bedroom. We designed it in soft beige tones. The combination of cashmere plaid and the linen duvet cover was especially successful. Falling asleep in the new interior was just fabulous.

Ronald Bevill

No two cases are alike in loft conversion but there are three basic stages that you need to know:

  1. Designing – your dream attic starts with an architect or a home refurbishment expert who will assess your space and make a draft of how the room will look like.
  2. Planning – once you’ve agreed to a design, you’ll have to make sure that you are legally permitted to have the project done in your home. The time it takes to get a GO signal from local authorities can vary depending on where you are in the UK.
  3. Work begins – you can’t just start from anywhere. There’s a set of steps that tells which parts need to be fixed and constructed first. It may start from roof work, then the installation of staircases, and a lot of other stages before the last few steps in completing the room.

The actual building process can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks and If the bedroom will have its own bathroom, the process could take longer. But you don’t have to worry because builders from Excell Building work efficiently, so it won’t take several months to get the job done.