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Quick and easy spring cleaning tips

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We’re willing to bet that you sometimes look at your house and wish there was a cleaning fairy – be honest! It’s easy for clutter to mount up, especially during the winter when all you really want to do is curl up under your duvet with a mug of hot chocolate. But now that it’s nearly spring, the time has come to clear out that clutter once and for all – or at least until next winter. Cleaning doesn’t have to take long – just follow our quick and easy spring cleaning tips and your house will be spick and span in no time.

 

Organise your shelves

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be itching to reorganise your shelves, particularly if you use them to store books or DVDs. It may sound like an arduous job, but tackling your shelves will give you a sense of satisfaction – plus it’ll be much easier to locate something. Housebeautiful.com recommends organising books by size and subject but if you’d rather sort them alphabetically, we totally understand.

 

Double up

While it makes sense to tackle one room at a time, styleathome.com suggests tackling two things at once to save time. For instance, you could be making your bed and ironing your clothes while another load is in the washing machine.

 

Clean as you work

Rather than letting your greasy pots mount up as you’re cooking, fill a bowl with hot soapy water and put any dirty dishes in there immediately. That way, the pots and pans can soak while you’re tea is in the oven, making washing up less of a daunting task afterwards. Womansday.com also suggests wiping up any spillages straightaway with a damp cloth to protect your surfaces.

 

Wash your windows

You’re forgiven for not wanting to wash your windows in the winter, but once spring is here, there’s really no excuse. So get a bucket of warm soapy water and a squeegee and scrub off all of that winter grime. Marthastewart.com recommends washing large windows in a “snake” motion, before touching up the sides – that way, there’ll be fewer streaks.

 

Which chore do you plan on tackling first this spring?

Here at Econoloft, we have over 40 years’ experience in the loft conversion industry. As such, we’re something of an expert when it comes to home improvements.

Check out our gallery for design inspiration and be sure to have a read of our client testimonials – they detail exactly why we’re the best firm to complete your loft conversion 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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27.02.2014 No Comments

Add some colour to your home this spring

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During the winter, everything seems dull and drab – even the clothes we wear are darker. That’s why we’re so excited that spring is nearly upon us. It’ll give us all a chance to inject some colour back into our lives. Using brighter colours in your home will boost your mood and get your home looking fabulous for spring. So let’s take a look at the colours you should be using this spring.

Pastel tones
This spring, it’s all about the candy coloured pastel shades – at least according to elledecor.com. We love the interplay of pink, green and yellow in this rug, offset by the muted sand coloured walls. The lavender sprigs and pale pink vases atop the mantelpiece complete the look, to give a soft, welcoming feel.

 

Rainbow hues
Check out this rainbow coloured room from houseandhome.com. Don’t you think it’s just perfect for a kids’ bedroom? Each block of colour is broken up by a solid white stripe, giving the room a bright and breezy feel. We love the bright blue curtains and sunshine yellow bed linen too – you couldn’t fail to be happy if this was your bedroom.

 

Shades of green
It’s no secret that green is a popular colour for spring. Not only does it signify new life, growth, and vitality, it’s also very calming. So why not recreate this multi-tonal green look from bhg.com in your home? The mint green of the wall adds a fresh vibe, while the pretty patterned lampshade and the curtains bring some warmth to the mix. And you can’t go wrong with a few springtime flowers either.

What’s your favourite springtime colour?

Here at Econoloft, we’re not just about interior design – although if you’re in need of inspiration, be sure to check out our gallery of previous work, as well as our client testimonials.

Our 40 years’ experience in the loft conversion industry makes us something of an expert when it comes to understanding the ins and outs of conversions, as well as what our valued clients want.

We offer a tailored service, which means that everything we do is in line with your specifications, so get those creative thinking caps on.

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

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24.02.2014 No Comments

Springtime florals for your home

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It’s nearly spring – hurray! That means that we’ll soon be seeing lovely flowers blooming everywhere, the weather will get warmer, and winter will finally be over. Flowers go hand in hand with spring, which is why we’ve chosen to focus on them for today’s blog post. Let’s take a look at how you can introduce springtime florals into your home.

Pick flowers from your garden
It’s no problem if you can’t afford to keep buying fresh flowers – head out to your garden and pick some instead. Simply arrange them in old jam jars, like in this image from housetohome.co.uk, to make the perfect springtime table centrepiece. You can even coordinate your tableware to match, using shades of yellow and green.

 

Floral cushions
These pretty petal patterned cushions, seen on marthastewart.com, add a touch of femininity to any living room. We love the cornflower blue and olive green combination – it works really well against a neutral backdrop. The only issue we can see with these cushion is that they’re far too pretty to sit against – but we can live with that.

 

Floral headboard
Add some extra cheer to your bedroom with a ditsy floral printed headboard. We found this pretty bed on countryliving.com. Keep the rest of your bed linen neutral – we love the soft pastel shades in this image – they really complement the colours of the headboard. And to add some intrigue, mix and match your prints, like with the striped chair cushion and polka dot wallpaper. It makes for an eclectic, whimsical room.

 

Hang flowers on the wall
Of course, you can always incorporate floral designs into your wall hangings too, like in this picture we found on bhg.com. You can make this decoupage artwork yourself at home – simply print out some outlines of flowers or cut out images from magazines and arrange them onto a sheet of ivory coloured card. All you have to do then is frame your work and proudly display it for all to see.

What’s your favourite flower? How do you plan to introduce it into your home this spring?

Here at Econoloft, we have over 40 years’ experience in the loft conversion industry. But we’re not all construction work – we love to make a real difference to your home, and enjoy transforming it into the home of your dreams.

Just ask our previous clients – they’ll tell you exactly why we’re the best firm for the job. And if you’re in need of some more design inspiration, check out 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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20.02.2014 No Comments

Put a little spring into your home today

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You may not think it, judging by the horrendous weather we’ve had recently, but spring is just around the corner. Soon the grey, dreary days will be replaced by sunshine and blue skies; the leaves will start to grow back on the trees, and you’ll probably find your mood start to improve too. So how can you reflect the outdoor change in your home? Well read on, because today we’ve got some great spring home ideas to share with you.

Leaf patterned wallpaper
Bring a little bit of outside into your home with this natural-looking leaf patterned wallpaper, seen on housetohome.co.uk. Teamed with white washed furniture, this room looks clean, bright and fresh – everything you’d expect from spring really.

 

Grass candles
We saw these grass candles on marthastewart.com and we think they’re perfect for bringing a little calm into your home. You don’t have to choose scented candles – the design can be enough to add tranquillity to a room. However, if you’re looking for the perfect spring scent, we recommend choosing a fresh smell such as clean linen, grass, or sea breeze.

 

Fresh fruit and flowers
Tulips and daffodils are the perfect springtime flower to add a pop of colour and cheeriness to your home. Why not go one step further though, like in this image we found on bhg.com, and fill a vase with bright fruits, before adding in a colour clashing bunch of flowers – this will definitely brighten up even the dullest of days.

 

Bright paint
A splash of paint will add a pop of colour to your home at little cost. We love this bright yellow kitchen, seen on housebeautiful.com. If you are going to paint your walls in a bright shade of paint, keep the rest of the furniture neutral, like in this image. That way, the wall colour will do all of the talking.

How will you add a bit of spring to your home?

As the season changes, you may well be considering a spot of home improvement. Here at Econoloft, our 40 years’ experience in the loft conversion industry makes us the ideal choice.

We can offer you the benefit of our many years’ experience and knowledge – don’t worry though, you’ll get plenty of opportunity to put your personal stamp on it, as we tailor all of our designs to your specification.

Take a look through our gallery for more design inspiration, while our client testimonials detail exactly why we’re the ideal 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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17.02.2014 No Comments

And it was all yellow…

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As the cold, dark winter gives way to longer, brighter days, it’s time to think about lightening up your house to match the season.

Let the sunshine in to your home this spring – let’s face it, we all feel happier when it’s not raining!

The colour yellow signifies happiness and sunshine and really helps to boost your mood, so today, we’re showcasing our favourite yellow looks for the home.

 

1. Yellow dresser
We simply adore this sunshine yellow dresser spotted on Pinterest.com. It really becomes the focal point of the room thanks to the neutral, paler backdrop of the walls. The wicker basket is a must for spring as it evokes a sense of the natural world, while the green bouquet compliments the yellow tones beautifully.

 

2. Comfy cushions
Check out these cushions from 6thstreetdesignschool.blogspot.co.uk. They’d look fab piled on top of a duvet like in the image and they’d really help to brighten up a dark sofa.

 

3. Yellow chill out space
Channel4.com features this cosy but practical teenage chill out room. A mustard yellow beanbag and fluffy yellow rug looks edgy when combined with contemporary monochrome colours.

 

4. The zesty lemon office chair
Bring a smile to your face each time you sit down to work in your home office with this zesty lemon yellow office chair spotted on housetohome.co.uk. It even features extra padding so you’ll be super comfy whilst you work.

So what do you think – can you think of any other ways to bring yellow in to your home?

A simple way to introduce more light in to your home is to have a loft conversion.

At Econoloft, we’ve been transforming the lofts of our clients for 40 years, so we’re something of an authority on loft conversions.

Take a look at our client testimonials for proof that converting your loft can improve your home. Maybe you’d like to look at some of the previous work we’ve done for our valued customers?

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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14.03.2013 1 Comment

Introducing florals…

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The last few remnants of winter have disappeared and it’s now finally Spring which means it’s time to start thinking about injecting some life into tired-looking rooms.

This is our favourite season as it invokes a sense of happiness thanks to longer, lighter days and optimism for new life and growth – what better time to revitalise your home?

Florals make a great home décor choice and can really help to brighten up a room.

 

1. Floral pick ‘n’ mix
The great thing about florals is that you don’t just have to satisfy yourself with one print – mix and match several ditsy floral prints to add colour to your room.

Patchworkharmony.blogspot.co.uk showcases florals as a great way to inject colour to a room. Neutral walls can be accentuated with floral cushions, bed linen and wall prints. Artificial flowers are a low-cost way to ensure your flowers stay in bloom all year long.

 

2. The perks of being a wallflower
Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from adorning your walls with floral wallpaper to add a touch of understated glamour.

We love this floral wallpapered bathroom from homeklondike.com. The freestanding bath works perfectly with the simple pattern to create a sense of chic tranquillity, ideal for any bathroom.

 

3. Bring nature into your home
Indoor trees can be used as a colourful focal point in a living room to invoke a sense of calm and to add a natural sweet scent to the room.

We love these citrus trees, seen on Pinterest.com. The bright orange adds a splash of welcome colour to the whitewashed walls and contrasts beautifully with the dark, bold planter pots. What’s more, they add a lovely citrusy scent to any room.

Introduce florals to your loft this spring – consider converting your loft to add extra value to your house.

Let Econoloft do the hard work for you so you can have fun expressing your personality through the interior décor.

Check out some previous examples of the work we’ve done for our clients.

If you’re looking for further information or want to book your 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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11.03.2013 No Comments

Get your home ready for spring

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As we make the transition from winter to spring, there’s a feeling of hope, joy and optimism in the air. Spring signals the start of new beginnings, so what better time to concentrate on freshening up your home?

Rather than concentrating on New Year, let’s make some spring resolutions instead. A good place to start is in your home.

Today we’re taking a look at the steps you can take to get your home ready to welcome spring.

 

1. Start from the outside…
After all, it’s the first thing people will notice about your house. Create a great first impression this spring by cleaning the windows inside and out and applying a fresh coat of paint to your front door.

Paint your front door a sunny shade of pastel yellow for a look that says ‘welcome to my home!’ This Pinterest.com user certainly has the right idea for springtime front door makeovers.

 

2. Visit the loft
You’d be surprised at how much junk you’ll have lying around in your loft. De-clutter it and you could use the extra space for a master bedroom or a lovely, bright kitchen.

We love this light and airy loft master bedroom from realhomesmagazine.co.uk. The whitewashed walls and matching bed linen give a crisp, clean finish that’s perfect for spring.

 

3. Spring’s here – about bloomin’ time!
This season is all about new life and growth. Introduce bright flowers inside and outside your home to uplift your mood.

Flowers don’t have to be expensive additions to your home either – follow the example from housetohome.co.uk and display your garden flowers in ceramic vases this spring.

 

4. Bright new bedding
Replace your heavy winter duvet with a lighter one for the new season. Invest in some bright bed linen to freshen up your bedroom.

This tangy orange printed bed linen from lovehome.co.uk adds bursts of freshness and eye-popping colour against the neutral white backdrop. Bright bed linen helps you to wake up feeling energised and rejuvenated.

Are you feeling inspired to transform your home yet? Let Econoloft give you a helping hand.

Studies have shown that a loft conversion is the best way to add considerable value to your home.

Still not convinced? Read what our clients have said about the work we’ve done for them.

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

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08.03.2013 No Comments