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What NOT to do with your home gym

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If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that we’ve been focusing on home gyms for the last couple of weeks. We’ve brought you advice on the planning and preparation of your home gym, tips for making it colourful, and shown you some of our favourite gyms. Today however, we’re going to look at it from a slightly different perspective – what NOT to do with your home gym. That’s because sometimes, looking at the don’ts can help you avoid making mistakes. So without further ado, here’s what NOT to do.

Don’t clutter up the room
To get an all-round good workout, you’ll need to use a variety of machines, right? Well, actually, what you should be more concerned with is using what space you have to your advantage. Work with the dimensions of the room – take this home gym from Pinterest.com – perfectly fine, with a good choice of machinery. The problem however, is that it’s far too cluttered. There’s insufficient space to do the weights properly – the last thing you need is to smash the mirror or hurt yourself on your other machinery, simply because you’ve not left enough space.

Don’t forget the windows
This home gym from digsdigs.com contains everything you need for a great workout. There’s a selection of machinery, a television for entertainment, and a mirror to ensure you’re doing the exercises properly. What it doesn’t have is windows. There’s also no fan either. Now, while we’d recommend fresh air over a fan any day, it’s vital that you have some way of keeping the room cool. The hotter and stuffier it gets in there, the less able you’ll feel to complete your workout. So install some windows and get them thrown open – trust us, you’ll feel better for it.

 

Don’t invest in really heavy weights
Weights are great for toning and building muscle. They’ll also ensure that you get a full body workout if the only other machine’s you’re using are the treadmill and the bike. What you shouldn’t do however, is make the mistake of investing in the heaviest weights to build muscle fast. This will only result in you doing yourself an injury. Start off with smaller weights and increase the resistance every couple of sessions. Womenshealthmag.com recommends these dumbbells from Perform Better.

 

Don’t make it boring
It may sound obvious, but there are more ways than one to make a home gym more appealing. If you’re struggling to find motivation to get on the treadmill for half an hour a day, why not turn your home gym into something a little more fun? We found this climbing wall gym on houzz.com. It won’t take up much space (just one wall) which is ideal if you don’t have a spare room to devote entirely to a gym. What’s more, it’s just that little bit different, making you more likely to want to do it. Plus, it’s a great activity for your kids to get involved with too.

If you have a loft which you don’t use, how about turning it into your perfect home gym? Having been in the loft conversion business for more than 40 years, Econoloft is the ideal company to transform your loft for you.

We tailor all of our designs to suit your specifications – take a look at our gallery for plenty of design inspiration. While you’re there, check out 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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23.01.2014 No Comments

Home gym inspiration

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Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get fit this year? How’s it going so far? You may not be aware but today is Blue Monday, otherwise known as the most depressing day of the year. It’s around this time that we realise we have little to no money left over, the weather is truly wintery, and all motivation to exercise has long left us. So if you’re feeling a little blue, get your New Year’s resolution back on track with a home gym. Here is some inspiration to help you get started.

Mixing business with pleasure
Getting fit doesn’t mean you have to forsake your home comforts, as this home gym from rightmove.co.uk proves. If you’re going to be using equipment such as an exercise bike, treadmill, or cross trainer, why not install them in your living room? You can exercise while you watch the television or chat to your family – it’ll help to keep you motivated during your workout and will feel less intimidating than devoting an entire room to your gym.

Cool off in a swimming pool
Working out can leave you feeling red faced and sweaty, particularly if you’re new to exercise. Installing your very own swimming pool may be all the motivation you need to keep going. Just think about how lovely and relaxing a dip in the pool will feel – it’ll definitely give you something to look forward to during your workout. We saw this one on houzz.com – if your space is a little smaller, consider installing a power shower in the corner of your gym instead – it’ll feel just as good.

Floor to ceiling mirrors
You may not be all that comfortable with the idea of watching yourself while you exercise. However, it can be incredibly useful to have floor to ceiling mirrors on the wall of your home gym. It’ll help you to gauge whether or not you’re exercising correctly, and you’ll notice results and improvements a lot faster too, giving you more motivation to keep up the good work. We love this home gym from Pinterest.com – it’s simple but classy and reminds us of the kind of gym you find at a spa – exercise doesn’t have to be horrendous.

Loft gym
You may be wondering who on earth has space in their home for a home gym? Well the solution to this problem could lie in the loft. If your loft is currently unused and you’re looking for a way to make the most out of the space, you may be considering a loft conversion. If it’s big enough, you could even install an en-suite for your post-workout shower. Keep it light and airy with big windows and plenty of lighting, like in this home gym from architectureartdesigns.com.

What would your dream home gym look like?

Here at Econoloft, our 40 years’ experience in the loft conversion industry makes us the ideal company to do the job for you.

We’ll tailor our work to your specifications – take a look at the pictures in our gallery for some great ideas. While you’re there, check out 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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20.01.2014 No Comments

The most appealing home gyms

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We understand that a gym might not be the most exciting place in the world. And now that it’s winter, you’re likely going to be more in need than ever of a little motivation to get out of bed and onto the treadmill. Some people buy themselves some brand new gym clothes, hoping that this will spur them into making some sort of commitment to the gym. We’ve come up with another solution – make your home gym as interesting and as appealing as possible. Design it so well that you find yourself wanting to be there, and looking forward to your next workout. That way, the pounds will soon disappear. Take a look at our selection of the most appealing home gyms.

Room with a view
If we could look out over this gorgeous landscape while we worked out, we might feel more inclined to do it more often. We found this amazing home gym idea on digsdigs.com. Now we understand that there’s no guarantee of a view like this (especially if you live in sunny England), but you could come close by painting a wall mural of an exotic location.

 

Inspiring wall message
We all have these great plans – we’ll work out daily, get fit and lose loads of weight. What we forget, is that exercise can be gruelling. It can take all your effort just to summon up the motivation to put on your gym clothes, let alone to push yourself in the gym. Put up a poster on your wall with an inspiring message, such as this one, seen on Pinterest.com. It always helps to have support and a goal – try working out with a friend or a family member and encourage each other to keep going.

 

Colours of the rainbow
If you take away just one piece of advice from today’s blog, take this one – make sure your gym is bright. A combination of primary colours or other bright splashes of paint will give your gym visual appeal. You don’t have to stop at the walls either. Check out this home gym idea from homedesignlover.com – even the equipment is colourful!

Have you got any ideas for adding visual appeal to a home gym?

Here at Econoloft, we’ve been in the loft conversion industry for over 40 years, which makes us something of an expert. We tailor all of our designs to your specification, whether you’re hoping to convert your loft into a home gym, kids’ playroom or spare bedroom.

Take a look at our gallery – it’s packed with design inspiration. Our impressive client testimonials detail exactly why we’re the best firm to complete the job for you.

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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16.01.2014 No Comments

Planning a home gym

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It’s the start of a new year, and we’re betting that one of your resolutions this year was to join a gym. We’re becoming ever more health conscious these days, and where better to burn off some of those weekend calories than at your local gym? The only problem is, gyms can be quite expensive. After all, there’s the joining fee, general membership costs, new gym gear, bottles of water, and money getting there and back. On top of that of course, there’s the embarrassment of getting sweaty and red faced in front of all of those other fit people. When you take all of that into consideration, you may well start to have second thoughts. But what if we told you that you could set up a gym in your own home? Interested? Read on for the ins and outs of planning a home gym.

 

Think about the type of gym you want

It’s all well and good telling everyone that you’re going to have a home gym, but have you stopped to consider what type of gym you want? There are all kinds of options available to you. Your best bet is to think about your preferences and what you’d like to achieve. If you hate the idea of weights and would rather focus on toning up your legs, then it’s pointless to invest in fancy arm equipment.

Who else will be using your home gym? If it’s going to be the whole family, ask them what they’d like you to include in the way of equipment, sound system or television. Some people find that music really helps them get into a workout, while others may prefer to catch up on their favourite television shows while exercising – think of it as making the most of your free time.

 

What about lack of space?

Wanting a home gym is commendable. However, if you don’t have the space, you may need to consider how best to incorporate it into the space you do have. You could always combine your gym and your home office, store equipment in a guest bedroom, or set up a small area in your garage. When trying to figure out the best solution, try to think as practically as possible – if you’re planning to work out in the evening, it might not be such a great idea to put your equipment in the room next door to your little ones – you don’t want to disturb them while they’re sleeping.

 

Loft gyms
If you’re considering putting your gym in your loft, you may wish to also install a fan or open a window while you do your work out – otherwise, you run the risk of getting very hot, very quickly. The great thing about a loft gym is that you can section off one corner of the room and install a shower – ideal for that post work out freshening up. Remember to always check the building regulation guidelines before going ahead with any work.

Equipment

Lastly, you’ll need to think about what sort of equipment you’re going to need. Here are some ideas:

– Mount a television on the wall – you can tune it into music channels or your favourite soaps – it’ll give you something to focus on other than the pain you’re feeling.
– Thick gym mat for stretching
– Hang a mirror on one of the walls and face it while you’re exercising to check you’re doing it properly.
– For cardio exercises, you’ll need an exercise bike, rowing machine and/or treadmill.
– If you’re planning to work on your muscles, invest in a bench and some weights.

If you’re considering installing a home gym in your house, a loft conversion could be the solution. Of course, there are plenty of other uses for a loft conversion, such as a home cinema, home office, extra bedroom or children’s playroom.

Econoloft has been in the loft conversion industry for more than 40 years, which makes us ideally qualified to transform your home. We tailor all of our designs to your specifications so you get the home of your dreams.

For more inspiration, take a look at our gallery, while our impressive client testimonials detail exactly why we’re the best firm to complete the job for you.

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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13.01.2014 No Comments

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

Tips for finding the perfect tradesman, part 1.

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We’ve all heard stories of cowboy builders – they don’t exactly paint tradesmen in the best of lights, do they? Because of this, it can seem like an impossible task to find someone honest, reliable, and capable of doing the job properly. Not so fast though, as we’ve got some tips and tricks up our sleeves to help you find the perfect tradesman, every time. Here’s part one.

 

Say NO to cold callers

Whether a tradesman rings your home phone or turns up on your doorstep, remember to say no to whatever it is they’re offering. It may sound like a good deal, but can you trust that they are who they say they are?

Without doing research, you have no concrete proof of their qualifications or experience. By accepting, you run the risk of dodgy work, incomplete work, or overpayments.

If the person is putting pressure on you for an answer, ask to take their business card and let them know that you will think about it. Never sign or agree to work before doing background research, and never hand over any money until you are absolutely sure that they are reputable.

 

Ask your friends and relatives

The chances are that you know someone who has had work done on their house. If they’ve had a good all round experience, it may be worth asking for the details of the tradesman they used.

Ask to see the work that the tradesman completed for them and enquire about the cost of the work and whether they thought it was good value for money.

It’s still a good idea to shop around to compare the recommended tradesman with others local to your area. However, having a personal recommendation from someone you trust can go a long way to providing assurance and peace of mind.

 

Check the local reviews

We all have access to the internet nowadays at the touch of a button. This means that it has never been easier to find reviews on any subject, person or place. Take a look at some of the websites below – they compile reviews of local tradesmen in your area to ensure that you find someone reputable, reliable, and trustworthy.

Checkatrade.com
Myhammer.co.uk
Ratedpeople.com
Trustmark.org.uk

The tradesmen on these sites have to pay in order to get listed, so it may be worth also checking the likes of Yelp, Review Centre and Touch Local, all of which allow tradesmen to list their services for free.

If there are no reviews available for tradesmen in your area, it may help to take a look for customer testimonials on their websites.

 

Compare what’s out there

Enlisting the services of a tradesman can be costly. As such, it makes perfect sense to not always go with the first person you find. Instead, compare the prices and work completed of various local tradesmen. That way, you’ll ensure that you get the best value for money.

Generally speaking, having three quotes to compare should suffice. Make sure that each one explains the full cost and details exact work that will be carried out.

 

This concludes part one of our “tips for finding the perfect tradesman”. Later on this week, we’ll be bringing you the second part.

 

Econoloft has been in the loft conversion industry for over 40 years. Our wealth of experience makes us ideally qualified to carry out work on your loft.

But don’t just trust our judgement – take a look for yourself at some of the projects we have completed in our gallery. Our client testimonials show why we’re the best firm 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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02.12.2013 No Comments

Autumnal colours for the home

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It’s that time of year again when the leaves on the trees start to turn a lovely combination of yellow, orange and red. Autumn, or fall as it’s aptly named in the States, is now upon us.

 

Days are getting shorter and there’s a distinct chill to the air. Before you start to mourn the loss of summer however, just think – now’s your chance to transform your home and get it ready for the new season. One very noteworthy aspect of the changing season is colour. So today, we’ll be taking a look at the various autumnal colours and how you can introduce them into your home.

 

Green and yellow

 

For autumn, think natural colours and you won’t go far wrong. Different shades of olive green form a natural base while brighter yellow and tangerine orange accents like in this dining room seen on achica.com add the finishing touches.

 

Red
On its own, red can be rather bold and bright, definitely more a shade for the brave. However, red accents in a neutral white room can turn an average room into a spectacular one. We love this red and white autumnal room seen on Houzz.com. The bed side table and matching cushions really help to offset the otherwise neutral room.

 

Gold
Fancy something a little more opulent? This gold bed linen seen on housetohome.co.uk will give your bedroom an added touch of autumnal luxury. Offset the rich tones with black to bring out the shine even further.

 

Heather
Autumn isn’t just browns and yellows however – it’s also the time of year when the heather on the moorlands thrives. Combine varying shades of lilac, heather and purple to create a cosy, warm feel. We think this living room, seen on country-days.co.uk looks like the perfect place for a cuppa.

So there you have it – plenty of colour inspiration to turn your home into an autumnal haven.

If you fancy a bit of extra space in your home this autumn, why not consider converting your loft? Here at Econoloft, our 40 years’ experience makes us the authority on loft conversions.

Take a look at our gallery for plenty more design inspiration, while our client testimonials will give you a good indication of why we’re the best in the business.

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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03.10.2013 No Comments

Y is for… young children

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With just a couple of weeks left now of our A to Z guide to loft conversions, today it’s the turn of the letter ‘y’. Many people decide to convert their loft as a way to gain much needed extra space in their home, without the need to move to another property. For that reason, we’ve decided to make today’s focus young children.

Let’s take a look at how you can use your converted loft for the benefit of your youngsters.

 

What do you need the space for?
The first consideration should be what you are going to use the extra space for. There will be a reason why you have chosen to have a loft conversion, so you should have a pretty good idea of what you will use the space for. Let’s take a look at some of the options available.

 

Bedroom
It is possible for children to share a bedroom while they are young but it is always better to give them their own space if you can. Young children tend to have a lot of toys and other paraphernalia which can mean that they take up quite a bit of space. Therefore, you may consider converting your loft to use as another bedroom. It’s probably better to put the eldest child in the loft bedroom as they will require less attention in the night. However, you may prefer to give your children bedrooms on the same level of the house and for you and your partner to take the loft room instead – the choice is completely yours.

If you do decide to create a kids bedroom in the loft, you should make the most of small spaces – these can be used as easy storage solutions. Perhaps consider investing in low-height storage furniture to ensure that it all fits into the nooks and crannies.

You should also consider how you’re going to heat the room. Young children especially require a warmer room temperature than adults so if you do not wish to install radiators, you could perhaps consider using small heaters that can be turned on and off easily. Similarly, loft bedrooms can get quite warm during the summer months – this is when a fan would come in handy to keep the room to a comfortable temperature.

 

Playroom
Of course, it could be that your kids already have their own bedrooms and you’re still in need of space. In that case, why not use your newly converted loft as a playroom? That way, there will be no more worries about clearing all of their toys away before people come around to visit. What’s more, your kids will have sufficient room to play properly.

Decorate the room using bright colours such as red, yellow and blue. This will automatically make it seem more welcoming and inviting – a playroom needs to be cheerful after all.

While storage may not be such an issue for a playroom, it is always useful to have storage crates at one side of the room. That way, you can easily put the toys away to clean the room. Make use of smaller spaces for storage. You could perhaps consider making a small curtain to pull over the front of the designated storage area – this will help to keep the room looking orderly when not in use.

 

If you’re thinking of converting your loft, get in touch with the experts. Here at Econoloft, we have over 40 years’ experience in the loft conversion industry, so there’s no-one better to complete the job.

If you’re in need of further design inspiration, take a look at our gallery of previous work. While you’re at it, our client testimonials prove just how great we are.

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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30.09.2013 No Comments

“We doubled our house for £36,000”

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When Claire and Mike Bradbury purchased their two-bedroom bungalow in Watford in 2009, they always intended to extend.

“It was quite a compact property with just 45 sqm of living space,” said Mike. “We had always planned to build a loft conversion and substantially increase our living space.”

The couple used Econoloft to help them design what would become an entire new floor of their home. Over the last few years, Econoloft has been carrying out more extensions than ever on bungalow house types.

Becke Livesey from Econoloft said: “Generally speaking, homeowners must carry out a full structural survey before starting any work on a bungalow loft conversion. The loft conversion has to be planned with the structural integrity of the building in mind. It goes without saying therefore, that you need to be working with experienced builders with the necessary professional affiliations and insurances in place.”

The Bradbury loft conversion is comprised of a master bedroom, a study and a bathroom and has added a further 40 sqm of accommodation – almost doubling the size of the house.

The conversion has seen the rest of the property being reconfigured too. One of the original bedrooms was taken out to make room for the new stairs, and the lounge has moved into what was that bedroom. The couple still have a spare room downstairs.

“Econoloft were here for around six weeks and I did my own wiring and plumbing,” said Mike. “To get the rooms to a liveable standard probably took around four months which is not bad considering we have nearly doubled the size of the house.

“The £36,000 loft conversion has proved a great investment which has added £60,000 to the value of the house but most importantly it has given us a fabulous living space in a great location inside the M25.”

Econoloft says it has worked with other families who have purchased a bungalow as an investment. “A true bungalow can really reap rewards for the canny investor,” said Becke. “If you have the time to extend your property, you will enjoy the benefits of both space and money as Mike and Claire have discovered.”

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27.09.2013 No Comments

Who lives in a house like this?

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When it comes to choosing a theme for the interior of your home, you may find yourself stumped. Many people are scared to use bright colours for fear of offending others, and in turn, copy everyone else and keep things neutral. The danger of this however, is that, while attractive from a buyer’s perspective, it can make your home look a little bland and samey – just like everyone else’s. In your home, you make the rules, so if you want to glam up your house, feel free to.

Today we’re taking a look at some celebrity homes – you’ll find plenty of design ideas to recreate in your own property.

Oprah Winfrey
Upon first glance, this kitchen looks rather modest and plain to belong to a big personality like Oprah Winfrey. However, if you look again, there are a few tell-tale signs, such as the solid marble worktop, the chandelier and the ornate stone feature above the oven. According to frontdoor.com, this property is one of several that the star owns, and reportedly also contains a solarium and wine room – jealous, us?

 

 

 

Robin Williams
Villa Sorriso stands between Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Hookedonhouses.net reports that Robin Williams’ home is not just your average property – in addition to the standard rooms, there’s also a library, art and wine cellars, a theatre, an elevator and even a viewing tower that overlooks the valley – pretty impressive huh? We just love this muted yellow shade in the entrance hall; it’s really welcoming and gives it a tranquil, calm feel. The planet lighting is pretty cool too. Using a simple and pale colour palette really opens up a room – soft lighting gives it a warm glow and contrasts wonderfully with the stone steps.

 

 

Kanye West
From the outside (top left pic), Kanye West’s home looks, well, dull. Inside however is a different story completely. Look how lavish his bedroom is – surely all of those cushions are Kim’s influence? Check out the size of that television screen – it’s like having your own personal cinema! A comfortable squashy sofa, warm rug and low coffee table add the perfect finishing touches. Nydailynews.com also tells us that he has a built in computer in every room – there’d be no squabbling over whose turn it is in that house.

While each celeb has chosen a completely different approach to their home décor, one thing they all have in common is space, and huge amounts of it. If you’re lacking space in your home, you may wish to consider having a loft conversion.

Here at Econoloft, our 40 years’ experience in the industry makes us more than qualified to extend your home. If you’re in need of further design inspiration, you’ll find plenty in our gallery.

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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26.09.2013 No Comments