It can seem like such a setback when you hear the news that your loft conversion has not been approved by the council. Whilst it’s easy to point the finger of blame at your architect or the council workers, it’s best not to. You could speak to your architect to see if there are any other possibilities, but if not, you may want to consider an alternative. A conservatory is a good idea if you have a good amount of garden space, and some people have even turned a conservatory into a bedroom, so whatever your original plan was for your attic room, perhaps the conservatory will be just as ideal. Offices are not always occupied and transforming your office back to a bedroom can be another wise option if you’re looking to free up space in your house or make way for another child on the way. There are always different ways around rejections, so if the council says no to your attic plan, don’t waste your energy complaining; just start thinking about the next possible solution.