We get a lot of people contacting us about lofts these days, more specifically about loft conversions. We can take them to a lot of buildings, but we hear many people saying the same thing, that they are not true “hard” lofts.
When you add more space to your house, you can have a less crowded living area. This will depend on the improvement, but the smallest of improvements can help a lot with things like storage. The addition of a bathroom can make a big difference, too.
This is not what timber structure specialists are all about. It seems that while Toronto may have a serious thing for lofts these days, we are too wimpy to go for the real thing. We want our industrial exterior, but have to have our standard cozy creature comforts inside.
Don’t have space for an allotment? Herbs are tough wild plants and will thrive easily on your windowsill; they don’t even need full sunlight. Window boxes utilise small spaces really well. Rocket, chervil, parsley and red mustard will grow in shadey areas whereas thyme, sage, rosemary, tarragon and oregano prefer full sunlight. You can grow smaller varieties of fruit and veg in your window too. Plant cherry tomatoes in a grow bag or plant pot with a dish underneath and water regularly. Why not try out chillies and peppers too?
Is the decoration trying to hide something? Be mindful of ceilings painted in a dark colour that might hide some sinister secret, such as, water damage, underneath the paint work.
In loft conversion, the steeper the slope (or pitch) of the roof, the much more suitable it would be. If your roof has a really steep pitch, you may have to lean on in a mezzanine level. You will find dormer windows that extend out in the original roof and in addition a means of including more head rooms. They are able to be simple window size or also they can even span a sizeable part of the roof and contain two or more windows. It is also achievable to lengthen to the aspect from the hipped roof – put simply, create out from the sloped aspect of the roof to make the edge flush with the exterior wall. You ought to pay consideration towards the exterior with the dormer.
Make sure that the cost of your loft conversion does not exceed the value that it will add to your property, else the whole exercise will be a complete waste.