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New Year’s resolutions for your home

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Happy New Year from all of us at Econoloft! We hope that your celebrations went with a bang, whatever you were doing. Now that it’s January, it’s finally time to blow away the cobwebs and start thinking about the changes you’re going to make this year. Many people make New Year’s resolutions – whether you’ve committed yourself to getting fit and healthy or to giving up alcohol, you can bet your bottom dollar that a lot of people will have caved in before the month is over. So this year, instead of focusing on self-improvement, why not think about home improvement? Let’s take a look at some of the best New Year’s resolutions for the home.

In 2014 I will…

Re-paint one of the rooms in my home
A fresh lick of paint signifies a fresh start and new beginnings. According to elledecor.com, the experts at Pantone have chosen Radiant Orchid as the colour of 2014. This is a great shade for adding warmth and a touch of luxury to your bedroom. What’s more, it’s an inexpensive way to solve that tired looking bedroom dilemma once and for all.

 

Have a big clear out
e’ve all vowed to throw away the piles of clutter that gather on every available floor surface. But how many of you have actually stayed true to your word? An easy way to feel good about yourself this year is to have a good clear out, according to hgtv.com. Make the task seem simpler by tackling one room at a time and your home will look bigger in no time. You know what they say, an empty space, a clear mind.

 

 

Learn DIY and get fit at the same time
We mentioned above that a popular New Year’s resolution is to get fit. Well this year, you can get fit simply by doing DIY. We have to admit, we hadn’t really thought about this before, but it actually makes perfect sense – no wonder it’s from houselogic.com. Building a new fence or chopping up some firewood will burn up to 340 calories per hour. Even a spot of painting will rack up 136 impressive calories – go on, you’ve earned that leftover mince pie.

 

Increase the level of home safety
The clever people at domainehome.com have come up with a great post-holiday resolution – install a carbon monoxide detector. We hate to start the year off on a negative thought, but this colourless, odourless gas can be life threatening – don’t risk any harm coming to your family members by installing and regularly checking your carbon monoxide detector.

 

 

Invest in more space
Whether your kids are growing up, you’ve recently given birth, or you’ve simply outgrown your home, a loft conversion can solve your need for more space. It’s the home improvement that will give you the best return on your investment, and may even mean the difference between staying in your beloved family home and relocating.

 

Here at Econoloft, we’ve got plenty of experience in the loft conversion industry – more than 40 years of it! This makes us ideally qualified to complete the job for you to the highest of standards.

If you’re in need of a little design inspiration, be sure to take a look at our gallery. While you’re at it, have a read of our impressive client testimonials.

For more information or to book your FREE estimate, contact Econoloft today on FREEPHONE 0800269765 or fill in a call back form and we will contact you when it’s convenient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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02.01.2014 No Comments

Home Décor From The Experts

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When considering redecorating your home, what is your first port of call? Alongside asking your friends and family for their opinions, you’re likely to head straight for interior design magazines, television programmes and interior designer websites – after all, the experts know best!

So today, we’re going to take a look at some of the UK’s top home designers, to help give you design inspiration that you can implement in your own home. Here is home décor from the experts.

 

1. Audrey Carden and Eleanora Cunietti
These two designers started their career with a mid-century furniture shop. However, having been talent spotted by the likes of Annie Lennox and Robbie Williams, they went on to design interiors for those in the music and media industries. Their style is centred on romantic, yet eclectic mid-century themes.

 

2. Helen Green
Notorious for her use of bespoke British-made furniture, Helen Green established her interior design company back in 2002. Her mission is to always deliver exceptional interior design and architecture to her clients.

 

3. Ashley Hicks
Having designed interiors in Europe, the USA, and the UK, interior designer Ashley Hicks also dedicated a chain of Allegra Hicks shops to his then wife, and sold his ranges of home accessories in them. Check out this beautiful bedroom he designed with Japanese influences.

If you’re looking to convert your loft, why not take inspiration from the three designers above? With a bit of help from the experts, your loft can be transformed into the room of your dreams.

Take a look at our gallery for more ideas about what you can do with your converted loft. Our client testimonials detail why we are the best company for the job.

For more information or to book your FREE estimate, contact Econoloft today on FREEPHONE 0800269765 or fill in a call back form and we will contact you when it’s convenient.

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01.08.2013 No Comments

Decorate your loft on a budget

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At Econoloft, we’ve been creating masterpieces for clients for the last 40 years, so when it comes to loft conversion, people look upon us as the authority.

Our testimonials page is evidence for why we’re considered the best in the business for delivering outstanding customer service.

We also love to give our customers friendly and helpful advice on interior design and home décor, yet we understand that not everyone can afford to splash out on a designer interior, so we’ve come up with seven great ideas to help you decorate your loft on a budget!

1. Choose a fabulous Feature Wall

Save time and money by focusing on one wall. Use a bright stand-out shade of paint or cover it in fancy patterned wallpaper.

This exotic floral wall creates a pretty and elegant backdrop in this loft bedroom. Pick up on the bright colours with matching accessories and textiles to tie everything in.

2. Bright Textiles add Colour

Lofts tend to be fairly dark places so keep yours light and airy with neutral painted walls. Use brightly coloured textiles to add colour and extra warmth.

Painting your loft walls white will save you a great deal of money, not to mention make the room look bigger. Liven up your loft with brightly coloured accessories and patterned bed linen.

3. Let there be Space!

Mirrors are a low-cost way of adding extra light to a small and dark space, saving you money on installing lots of windows and giving the illusion of extra space.

Check out this money-saving idea from housetohome.co.uk. Hang lots of small mirrors on the wall to reflect as much light as possible – they look great as a substitute for wall art as well.

4. DIY Wall Art

Rather than splashing out on expensive artwork for your walls, get creative with household items to make your very own wall art.

Dip the bottom of an empty cola bottle into some paint to create your own blossomed artwork, like this savvy Pinterest user. It’s a cheap but eye-catching way of adorning your walls.

5. Negate the effects of a Low Ceiling

Make low ceilings a thing of the past by investing in low furniture no more than 3 feet tall.

Alcove lofts can seem problematic but you can make yours into a feature in its own right. Having a low bed means you’ll be able to avoid banging your head on the ceiling too! Beds like this are ultra modern too.

 

6. Beautiful Bookcases and Cute Cupboards

Rather than shelling out loads of money on fancy paper for the walls, line the back of a bookcase or a cupboard with patterned wallpaper – it’s a cheap and effective way to add colour.

This beautifully lined bookcase was the inspiration of Pillows and Paint Interiors blogger Mary. The patterned paper perfectly complements the colour scheme of the room and makes the bookcase the focal point.

7. Photo Frame your Furniture

Transform an old coffee table with lots of snapshots of you and your family. It’ll really help to lift your mood by reminding you of old times, plus it’ll extend the life of a table that’s on its last legs (if you’ll pardon the pun!).

Have a look at this quirky table-top from countryliving.com. Cut a piece of glass to the same size as the table and slip your photos or postcard memorabilia underneath.

 

We hope these ideas help to give you some inspiration for decorating your loft on a budget.

To book a FREE estimate contact us on FREEPHONE 0800269765 or fill in a call back form and we will contact you when it’s convenient.

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01.02.2013 No Comments