Cool Ways To Repurpose A Roof Space

cool ways to repurpose a roof space
By olesiabilkei

A roof doesn’t just have to be something that protects property from the elements. If remodelled correctly, it can also become its own space where people hang out, enjoy the scenery, and so much more.

Those who are afraid of heights might not love the thought of spending time on a roof. However, plenty of people would be down for the idea and would probably love these cool ways to repurpose this part of a building.

Create A Garden

The roof might be the only outdoor space a property has, so it may be worth turning it into a makeshift garden. This is easy enough to do if you buy a ton of planters and put whatever flowers or other greenery you want in here. You can also lay down some fake grass to really make the space pop and feel like a proper garden.

If you’re not sure how to get started with this, you might find some help here. Feel free to be creative, though, and treat it exactly as you would any other garden. If you pull it off, this could become a beautiful spot to chill out that combines amazing views with immersing in nature.

Create A Dining Space

Going out for a meal is about more than just good food. People want the entire experience to be enjoyable, which means the setting has to be perfect too. That’s why it could be worth repurposing a roof space into a dining area.

Again, the views could be an excellent selling point here and would really offer customers a unique dining experience. Understandably, some people might be put off by the thought of eating so high up. However, if you ensure there’s a roof guardrail and other safety measures in place, that should calm most nerves.

You can find such protections at Safe@Heights, where sturdy designs and expert installations come together to ensure people are as safe as possible.

Create A Concert Venue

Some of the most famous concerts the world has ever seen were performed on rooftops. The Beatles’ set in 1969 often comes to mind, and it proves that things like this can be done.

Obviously, you might want to go for something more intimate if you’re going to replicate this on your roof. After all, you don’t want to receive noise complaints. However, if your building is a little more out of the way and you get the necessary permissions, your rooftop could be the perfect place for people to showcase their music skills.

Something else to consider is how well your roof can cope with new features, as you don’t want it to collapse or get damaged. There are several essential points worth considering before going ahead with any of these suggestions, as they’ll ensure your repurposing doesn’t end in disaster.

There’s plenty to be done to convert flat roofs into usable spaces. So long as the right precautions are in place, it’s a great way to get used out of something that previously served little purpose.

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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