How to Plan an Attic Conversion

Your attic space can be a great storage space, but sometimes you might feel that there’s a better way to use it. When it’s just full of Christmas decorations or junk you’re not using, you could put it to better use. Converting your attic can give you more useful living space and it could add value to your home too. But before you can convert your attic, you need to think about what exactly it is that you want to do. Planning your attic conversion should be the first step before you start making any moves. You’ll need to decide what you want to do and get some quotes for the work.

Assess the Space

Start by assessing your attic space. Not all attics are suitable for conversion, so you’ll need to check yours before you start doing any work on it. The most important thing is likely to be the size of your attic. You need enough space so that you can stand up and you’ll be able to use the space as you intend to. Your attic might need to be strengthened in certain places to make it safe to be used as a living space. An architect can look at your space and draw up plans for you.

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Check Permits and Regulations

There might be certain permissions that you require if you want to convert your attic. Sometimes you need a permit to complete major renovations for your home, although that’s not always the case. Before you do anything, make sure you check if you need a permit to get started. Another thing to check is your local building regulations. Regardless of whether you need permission to carry out the work, you’ll need to follow these. They can specify everything from spray foam density for insulation to fire safety measures. Whether you carry out the work yourself or hire contractors, the building codes need to be followed.

Look at Different Types of Conversions

There are different types of attic conversions and knowing the different styles can help you to decide which one will suit your home. The type of conversion that you choose will depend on the shape of your home and roof and how large you want to make your conversion. For example, you might have an L-shaped dormer loft conversion, which joins two dormers together to give you an L-shaped space. Another option is a skylight conversion, which only requires you to add skylights without changing the roof of the property.

Plan Your Layout

You’ll need to think about the layout of your attic conversion and what exactly you want to do with it. Maybe you’re planning to use it as an extra bedroom and you even want to add an ensuite. If this is your plan, you’re going to have to consider plumbing, as well as electrics. You might also want to alter the entrance to your attic space, so you’ll have to consider whether to move it.

Plan your attic conversion carefully if you want to successfully create a new space in your home.

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How To Balance A Tidy And Clean Home When Juggling A Busy Life

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Keeping your home in order is no easy feat for most. It requires a fair amount of work and effort. When you start adding into the equation work, looking after the children, managing the home and everyone’s schedule, and have to complete daily tasks such as cooking and washing on top of all of this, it is easy to understand why you feel so tired and are teetering on burnout and losing all motivation to start cleaning. 

You might find yourself pondering when you actually have the time needed to complete the cleaning task whilst balancing all of your other responsibilities as still being present within your family’s lives. You get home, you are tired, all you really want to do is sit down, put your feet up and have that well deserved break. And yet, you also want this clean, tidy, beautiful home at the same time. 

There is a secret however, you can keep you home, pretty much, consistently clean and tidy and get that opportunity to have a sit down and rest. 

With these tips, you will be able to get the job done in the time you have available. 

Do A Little Each Day

When it comes to cleaning, finding or making a large chunk of time to complete a full, top to bottom clean of the whole house isn’t always easy. No wonder you feel like you don’t have the time when you are balancing working, kids and activities. 

However, there is no rule saying you have to clean your whole house in one go. Instead, commit yourself to complete a little each day. It is easier to find 30 minutes per day to focus and clean a room of the house. Think about your kitchen from Panda Kitchen & Bath Expo, it is completely possible to complete a thorough clean in 30 minutes each week. If you commit the same dedication each day to a different room, your whole house will be kept clean and tidy and still benefit from regular cleaning. 

Clean More Frequently

Although you might not believe it now, but keeping on top of your cleaning and cleaning more often will make it easier and quicker for you. 

You are possibly thinking, well if I don’t have the time now, how can I possibly clean more often. But, the reality is it is easier and quicker to clean. 

Think about it, when you leave a room and it is covered in thick dust, grim and sticky fingers. You will need to spend a reasonable amount of time cleaning and scrubbing to make it sparkle. However, if you make the two minutes needed and wipe the fingerprints away when you see them and generally maintain a clean-ish space, when it comes to the time to clean you only need to dust, wipe down and plump up the cushions and your room is back to looking glorious. 

Of course, option two is much more appealing and easier. Overall, by doing a little each day and not letting it build up, you will effectively keep you home in a consistently tidier and cleaner state.

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4 Mistakes People Make When Building A Website

If you are building a website, it can be a bit overwhelming. After all, there are a lot of different elements that need to be considered when it comes to creating the perfect site. With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the common mistakes people make when creating a website so that you can avoid making them. 

  1. Choosing a poor-quality web host – There is only one place to begin when it comes to creating a website, and this is with your choice of website host. If you do not use a quality host, this can result in your website being slow or the security being poor. This is why you need to make sure that you look for a quality site host. You also need to ensure that the host you select is right for your platform. For example, you should search for the best WooCommerce hosting if you have built a website on WordPress.
  2. Using stock images only – Next, another mistake that we see a lot of people make is relying too heavily on stock images when building a website. Yes, stock images are easy to access, so it is not hard to see why you would be tempted by this. However, everyone has access to stock photos, so you don’t want to create a website that looks the same as everyone else’s. Instead, you need to make sure that your website is original and stands out from the crowd. The best way to do this is with original photography that can be linked to your brand with ease.
  3. Making the website difficult to use – Another huge mistake that we see a lot of website owners make is creating a website that is difficult to use. Whenever someone lands on your website, they should intuitively know what to do next. They should not need to think twice about it. If your website is difficult to use, people will only get frustrated and this can result in them clicking the back button and simply looking elsewhere, which is the last thing that anyone wants when building a website for their business.
  4. Selecting a long-winded domain name – Last but not least, another mistake that you need to avoid when it comes to creating a website is choosing a long-winded domain name. It is important to choose a domain name that is easy to remember so that people can type your URL into their web bar with ease. Furthermore, it makes sense to incorporate a keyword into your domain name if possible. This will help you when it comes to ranking your website on the likes of Google and other search engine result pages. 

Final words on mistakes people make when building a website 

So there you have it: four of the common mistakes that people tend to make when it comes to creating a website. If you can avoid the four errors that we have mentioned, you can go a long way to creating an impressive website.

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