Converting your loft can be an incredibly exciting project, giving you more functional space to work with. But, as it can also significantly increase the value of your home if done right, it’s worth planning it carefully. Copse Magazine spoke to Jan O’Brien, Business Development Manager at Roof Windows 4 You to find out her top tips for designing your own loft conversion. If you … Continue reading Loft conversion: Top tips for designing yours
Let us take a moment to remember the long forgotten garage. So often built as a safe place to keep our cars, little by little the space starts be taken over by other ‘stuff’. The exercise bike bought last January, used once and left to gather dust, the children’s clothes that are too small for your kids but you just can’t bring yourself to give … Continue reading How To Convert Garage Into an Office or Extra Living Space
The Royal College of Psychiatrists strongly recommends seeking as much exposure to natural light as possible to combat any negative feelings due to the changing seasons. This sunlight provides a boost of vitamin D to help stimulate the production of serotonin, the so-called ‘happy hormone’. Professionals therefore suggest having pale colours within the home to reflect light, which is helpful to combat common symptoms during the … Continue reading Maximise the light this winter
Most people would agree that the kitchen is at the very heart of the home. It’s where people gather to cook, socialise and enjoy spending time with each other so when it comes to a kitchen renovation, it’s important to get it right. Homeowners – perhaps spurred on by a combination of home improvement programmes and foodie shows on TV – are investing in their kitchen … Continue reading Kitchen Renovation – warm, stylish and practical
Whether it’s a child’s bedroom or an adult’s suite, a loft conversion bedroom offers that ‘attic’ romance of being a real sanctuary away from the rest of the house. With its unique room shape and window scenes of the scudding clouds or views of the local scenery by day, and the chance to see the starry sky after dark, the way the room is decorated … Continue reading How to Style Your Loft Conversion Bedroom
A conservatory is a desirable addition to any home but when it has mixed temperatures that make the room freezing in winter or boiling hot in summer, this can turn the conservatory into an uninviting part of the home, and if you experience this at certain times of the year then it’s time for a change! If you want to make your conservatory cooler in … Continue reading Top Tips for Keeping Your Conservatory Cool In The Summer
Watching George Clarke’s Restoration Man (C4) tonight, has inspired me to ask myself what parts of a renovation could you and more importantly should you take on yourself. I’m sure without even watching the show you could at least take a wild stab in the dark at the plot; couple take on building, least suitable member of the couple (or the overpowering one who takes all … Continue reading Restoration Man: Inspiration to DIY?