It’s official: loft conversions are ‘in’. In fact, they have been one of the most popular type of home improvement in the UK for some time now. In today’s blog post we look at a handful of reasons why they are so popular at the moment and why everyone is, much to our delight, finally catching on and jumping on the loft conversion bandwagon.
The first, and possibly most important reason, is the money factor, which goes hand-in-hand with the ease factor. Essentially, moving ‘up’ is cheaper and easier than moving ‘out’. Today, many growing families simply cannot afford the heftier price tags that bigger homes sport, in addition to a whole list of hidden costs including estate commissions, moving costs, utility deposits, financing charges and property tax. For these families, the option to stay put and renovate is an appealing one that also equates to considerably less stress, hassle and upheaval. Read the rest of this blog post
We’re thrilled to announce that Paula Trovalusci from Curtain Lab, has come on board as our new soft furnishings expert! She organised a coffee date with us – on a very comfortable and stylish couch, might we add - so we could get to know her a little better and talk shop and interior design with Landmark Lofts. Here’s the result of the interview so you can get to know her too!
1. You were recently on Channel 4’s The Home Show with George Clarke in addition to being one of Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday (#SBS) winners – both great achievements for an SME! Did you always know you’d end up in this line of work?
I knew from a very young age that I wanted a creative career. As a child, growing up in Brazil, we moved house frequently and I always looked forward to rearranging my mother’s furniture, helping paint the new house, etc. It meant a lot to me that no matter where we moved to, we’d make the new house our own home. Read the rest of this blog post
Landmark Lofts is growing at an impressive rate, which means that we’ve been able to slap our logo on more vehicles and send them off into London to do their thing. You might have noticed some of them already – if you haven’t, you’re bound to as we continue to expand and add more and more vehicles to the Landmark Lofts fleet!
To celebrate, we’ve decided to launch a competition around our newest recruits. If you happen to spot one of our company vehicles and you’re feeling a bit adventurous with your Twitter account, tweet @landmarklofts with your #carselfie and tell us what you’re up to. We suggest giving us a thumbs up next to the vehicle or a big, cheesy grin – but please, no photos while you’re driving! The competition will be an ongoing one, and for entries received we’ll announce a winner on the first Monday of every month. Good luck! Read the rest of this blog post
We just received an email from a Wimbledon homeowner who desperately wants to increase the amount of living space in her cramped home by undertaking a side return extension and loft conversion. However, Jane has three loft conversion concerns that are holding her back: mess, a decreased amount of natural light in existing rooms and the temperatures in the loft conversion during both summer and winter.
These concerns are ones that we hear all too often because they’re good ones! We’ve decided to devote a blog post to clearing the air and putting Jane’s concerns to bed once and for all. Read the rest of this blog post