Room to grow in a two-and-a-half storey home


We all want to find a place to call home that will work for us, whatever stage of life we’re at. Traditionally, this might be harder to do without spending more money and time, making conversions or adding extensions to an existing property. But what if there was a way to enable your home to adapt with you and those sometimes-unpredictable changes?

At Lovell Homes, our two-and-a-half storey homes provide something a little extra than the typical property. The additional space at the top can be all you need to rethink your home. Here are just some of the ways that extra wiggle room can be utilised no matter what life throws at you.

Stretch and unwind

If perhaps you want to keep your bedrooms and living area for their intended use, having the additional floor above can be a great leisure space – maybe for a home gym or yoga studio. The extra room means you can really stretch out and keep any gym equipment out of the way. If unwinding for you is more about a good film, or gaming session, maybe you’d prefer to create a cinema room for the ultimate, immersive experience. Don’t forget a mini fridge for those all-important snacks.


The beauty of modern-day furniture also means you can get a dual purpose from your rooms too. Perhaps you like the idea of a spare bedroom for when guests are over, but when it is free, converting the bed back to a sofa can mean you have a cosy nook for a quiet read, away from any hustle and bustle.

Or, perhaps following retirement or a step back from work, you might like to keep busy with a side project or hobby that you’d rather do in a warm, airy room rather than the kitchen table. Make more of the space by doubling up on its uses.

Peace and Quiet

If you find your family count expanding, the bedrooms on the first floor might be taken up quicker than you anticipated! But knowing there is a whole floor above that could become your very own slice of paradise away from the kids, has got to be a major benefit. Alternatively, if you’re needing some peace and quiet downstairs, perhaps the top floor is the perfect solution for a youngster’s play area – helping to keep the mess to one part of the house at least.

Work/Life Balance

Many of us have faced huge changes to the way we work in the past couple of years. Perhaps most significantly, is the rise of home working. While you may want to use one of the first-floor bedrooms as an office, there is something to be said about being able to keep work and life separate – even if only by a staircase.

Perhaps turn a bedroom into a studyAn alternative way to use bedroom space

Whatever it is that requires a rejig, the half-storey can be just what you need to completely change the way you enjoy your home. For the things you plan for and the things that come unexpectedly, there is room to adapt.

What is available

Our North West region has an incredible selection of two-and-a-half-storey homes available to purchase – including the Rookley and Osbourne houses located on our picturesque Woodlark Chase development in Thornton Cleveleys and the Osbourne at Weston Woods, Weston in Cheshire. The five-bed Valleydale at Shawbrook Manor in Lancashire is also a stunning choice.

If you’re interested in finding out more, please do not hesitate to get in touch today and speak to our sales team about booking an appointment.

Take a look at vloggers Elliot and Matt’s recent tour of the upgraded specification Osbourne showhome 


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