Tips For Extending your living space

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you are considering adding more rooms to your home, it might be an idea to look at the space you currently have to identify any potential wasted space or rooms not being used to their full potential. The one room that is often overlooked it's potential is the attic. This is one room that many people fail to see a room, but instead see as a place to dump and forget things, until you have to go up there. So why not convert it into a usable room?

What Is The Room For?

The first thing you should look at is what you want the extra room for, as well as the function you want it for, will determine the approach you take with converting it. For example, if you want to turn it into a bedroom, you will need a contractor to see what you need to do and buy for the conversion.

How Much Will It Cost?

Once you have an idea of what you want to do with the room, the next step is to phone around the local builders to get yourself a couple of quotes so that you know what the cost and timeframe will be on the conversion.

When the builder is there, make sure to ask any questions about the job or about what he suggests you should do as they may see some missed opportunity that you would've overlooked or may direct you to the best place to get the materials, like skylight windows. Once you have your quotes, you can then move on to choosing the windows you wish to have fitted.

Choosing The Right Windows For The Space

When you are doing a loft or attic conversion, it's always important to have the right style windows so that you can let in maximum light without taking all the roof space. One common choice among homeowners is skylights, as they let in a good amount of light and you are able to open them, so you can allow air into the room. Also, there are a number of companies that have blinds that fit within the window, allowing you to have the blind shut but the window open, therefore not obstructing the airflow.

Once you have chosen your desired windows it's time to see which manufacturer offers you the best value for money. Then, once you have the windows of your choice, it's time to consult the builder you have chosen to work with and start talking the job through and book when you would like the work to begin.


29 July 2017

Home Construction Ideas that Bring the Outdoors Indoors

If you're thinking about bringing elements of the outdoors into your home but you don't know how to go about it, you've come to the right place. I'm Betty, and I've been in the unfortunately predicament of having severe hay fever and allergies for much of my life. I got sick of loading myself up with anti-histamines just to experience the outdoors everyday, so I decided to look into home additions that would bring that feeling inside where I was safe from pollen. I spent a long time researching solariums, pools, and other constructions, and now I have the home—and life—of my dreams. And now I'm sharing the tips and ideas I've learned with you!