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Light inspiration to brighten up your loft

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Is your loft a dark place, so full of cobwebs and spiders that you daren’t go up there?

Don’t let a dark loft put you off using the room to its full potential and increasing the value of your home.

Transform your loft today with our clever lighting solutions, designed to brighten up even the darkest loft out there.

Many lights make Bright work

A great way to brighten up a dark room is to use many different types of light in various places around the room.

Mydeco.com recommends a chandelier and spotlights in the bathroom to provide plenty of light. Large mirrors help by bouncing the light around the room which bathes the room in a warm glow.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Create a dramatic effect with a low-hung chandelier.

The elegant chandelier in this dining room from housetohome.co.uk adds character and helps to make the dining table the focal point of the room. Experiment by lowering the light to different levels to create the best lighting effect for you.

Spotlight your Surfaces

Large spotlights look fantastic in any room, so why not try your loft? Homeowners can really make a dark worktop glisten and shine with this clever lighting trick.

An abundance of spotlights creates warmth around the room. Installing lights under wall cupboards will ensure your loft sparkles.

 

Converting your loft has been proven to add considerable value to property, which can come in handy if you require extra space in your house but can’t afford to move.

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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08.02.2013 2 Comments

Five of the best feature walls for your loft

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When it comes to converting your loft, the opportunities are endless. If you’re stuck for inspiration, check out some of our previous work.

We love to share our tips and insider knowledge so that you can create the loft of your dreams.

Today, we’re focusing on feature walls; great for adding a focal point to your room, brightening up dark walls, and a more affordable way to decorate.

We’ve come up with five of our favourite designs for feature walls for your loft.

1. Stretch the room with Horizontal stripes

Everyone knows that wearing horizontal stripes make you appear wider; well the same goes for a room. Stretch your loft walls sideways and make the room seem even wider with a horizontally striped wall.

Monochrome is seriously hot right now – mix it up with classic horizontal stripes and choose bold contrasting furniture for an on-trend look. This design from apartmenttherapy.com shows how you can incorporate stripes into your loft room.

 

2. Be Beachy with an exotic backdrop

This backdrop from wallpaper-uk.com featuring soft sands and luscious palm trees really instils a sense of calm and serenity to a room. This design would work great in a loft-converted living area.

Choose a picture postcard-worthy design for your feature wall to make sure you always have that holiday feeling and to brighten up your day!

 

3. Fusion with Flowers

Let nature take over by introducing bold flower prints to your loft.

The designers at interiorholic.com complement the hot pink and deep purple hues. The addition of the pink vase adds even more flavour to this delectable room. The animal-print cushions help to give this room the feeling of being at one with nature.

 

4. If you go down to the Woods today

Get creative with paints, and design your own mural for the feature wall in your loft. It’ll give the room a more personal feel because you’ve created it.

Check out this brilliant idea from neatfeatures.compaint a large tree on one of the walls and hang pictures from the branches to re-create your family tree.

5. Around the World in 80 Days

And, what about your kid’s room? Try a large map of the world as a feature wall for your child’s bedroom – it makes a great educational tool as well.

The plain white furniture allows the map to be the focal point of the room. You could use coloured pins to mark out all of the places in the world that you’ve visited. Watch the number of pins grow year on year.

 

If you like these ideas or think you have a better one for your loft feature wall, get in touch with Econoloft today for helpful advice on loft conversion.

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05.02.2013 No Comments

Five unique colour schemes for your loft

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Established as a family business for over 40 years, we at Econoloft are considered by many to be the authority on loft conversions.

We know that there’s no such thing as a typical loft conversion, and that every homeowner takes pride in having a home that reflects their own unique personality.

That’s why we’re on hand to advise you about everything relating to loft conversions.

Today we’re focusing on colour schemes – we’ve come up with five colour schemes you may never thought of having so have a read – it may inspire you!

1. Let there be Light!

Lofts have a tendency to be dark and gloomy places, but not on our watch. Pick a sunny shade to really brighten up the room and make it seem like a happy place. Everyone feels more relaxed and happy when the sun shines, so recreate that good feeling by painting the walls to remind you of summer.

This kid’s playroom is a really bright, happy-looking room where your youngsters will enjoy spending hours learning and playing. Lime green and yellow coloured furniture co-ordinates perfectly with the bright sun on the wall.

2. Dark & Dramatic – with a pop of Colour

Dark tones are a hot trend for interiors and can help to create a contemporary feel. However, if your room is too dark, it can feel cold. Add a bold block of colour on the floor to transform a dramatically dark room and make it feel more welcoming.

The lime green carpet really helps to offset the dark greys and blacks in this room, creating a modern feel yet adding warmth.

3. Flower Power

Its official – floral patterns are seriously hot right now, so add a bit of femininity to your loft with some floral wallpaper.

Add a vintage touch to your loft with flowery wallpaper. Channel4.com advises using varying shades of the same colour to help smaller spaces seem much bigger. Choosing a design with a lighter shade in the foreground will help with the room’s proportions.

4. Rock the Red Paint

Red is the colour of romance and passion. Using bold reds in your loft will make the walls of the room appear closer to you, thus creating a feeling of intimacy (although if you have a smaller space, you may to avoid using a strong colour). Red is the ideal colour if you’ve converted your loft in to a dining area, as it’ll create a great sociable atmosphere that’s perfect for entertaining family and friends.

The dark furniture in this loft dining area helps to intensify the bold red wall, giving the room an intimate feel.

5. Go Minimal

Sometimes the best option for a room is to stay simple. If your loft has been transformed in to a home office, it’s likely you’ll want to keep a clear head. Having a cluttered room is not conducive to good work.

Impose order and calm in your loft with white painted walls and sleek simple furniture. Keep the walls plain, and everything hidden away, either in wardrobes or cupboards. Check out housetohome.co.uk for more home office decoration inspiration.

 

If you’re struggling to choose a colour scheme for your loft conversion, or simply want to explore what options are available for your loft, take a look at some of our completed conversions for inspiration.

At Econoloft, we’re here to help you make the most out of your loft. Contact us on FREEPHONE 0800269765 to book your FREE estimate, 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