Lighting is a vital aspect of creating comfortable and practical attic conversions. Natural and artificial light are both important and the loft conversion specialists at Econoloft ensure you receive the perfect lighting solutions for your loft extension in Maidstone or elsewhere in the UK. This starts at the design and planning stage for loft conversions, where you may even opt for a specific type of conversion in order to get the perfect lighting. Whichever style you choose, as an expert loft conversion company, we help you find the ideal features and combinations to light your space exactly how you want and need.
When it comes to attic conversions, there are a wide range of lighting options available, from Velux windows to accent lighting. Whatever your style preferences or requirements, these options can help your space feel bright and vibrant:
Maximise Natural Light
Loft conversions are ideal for maximising natural light. As well as making the room bright and airy, this also helps homeowners in Maidstone save money by reducing the need for artificial lighting during the daytime. To make the most of natural light, our loft conversion specialists recommend:
Window Placement – Thoughtful window placement ensures sunlight enters your loft extension throughout the day as the sun moves across the sky.
Dormer Windows – A dormer conversion is an excellent way to let more light into the space because the structure allows for full size windows.
Velux Windows – Velux windows are a hugely popular option for attic conversions in Maidstone because their design allows plenty of light to beam into your loft. Velux windows come in various shapes and sizes to suit all projects and we can even install multiple windows on a single roof facing.
As a Velux approved installer, our loft conversion company recommends the best setup to maximise light with Velux windows and we ensure a professional, high-quality installation.
Balconies – If suitable, consider adding a balcony or Juliet balcony to your loft extension. French doors will let in as much natural light as possible and allow plenty of fresh air in during the summer.
Choose the Right Artificial Lighting
It is just as important to think about artificial lighting for loft conversions because once the sun sets you will be dependent on electricity to light the space. In addition, lighting can make all the difference to the look and feel of your conversion, such as by brightening dark corners or highlighting features.
To ensure customers in Maidstone have a space they can use comfortably at any time, it is important to consider the following:
Low Ceilings – Many attic conversions have lower or slanted ceilings, so it is important to choose lights that won’t get in the way and that will light every area. For this, our loft conversion specialists suggest LED downlights that sit flush with the plaster and create an even, shadow-free light.
Ambient, Accent & Task Lighting – An effective lighting setup combines different types of lighting to create a welcoming space you can use exactly as you need. To achieve this, it is important to think about how you plan to use your conversion in Maidstone and the lighting this requires. As an experienced loft conversion company, Econoloft helps customers find the perfect lighting for every space and requirement.
Ambient lighting provides overall light and sets the tone of the room, accent lighting creates focal points and draws attention to certain features, and task lighting helps you carry out specific tasks comfortably, such as reading, crafts or studying.