Roof lights have been the way to bring in light traditionally since hundreds of years. Today in modern loft homes and loft apartments, roof lights are fashionable additions to make the loft apartments and flat roofing spaces look well-lit and spacious. Today the lofts are so fashionably designed and so modern looking that you can bring daylight at the touch of a button.
With loft conversion becoming the fashion of the day, the search is on for ways and means to make more beautiful loft homes. The latest rage is to get the loft apartments or loft homes designed the best possible way with beautiful looking windows and other conveniences and furnish it so that you have the best looking loft home.
Once the planning requirements are successfully met, you can try to make the loft home well ventilated and well lit with a little prior planning. Maximizing the headroom can be dome with a window extension. Roof windows are best placed at the front of the apartments to provide the maximum amount of light and air.
Depending on the position of the staircase to the loft, planning is to be done for new beams to the roof. The flooring of the loft formerly may need to strengthened or redone so that it will put up with all the extra weight while using the loft as a regular living space. Also all safety considerations like fire precautions need to be looked into and attended to.
Insulation can be a key factor in making the loft apartment a convenient and congenial place to live. Proper level of insulation can keep the loft warm in winter and cool and ventilated in summer. Rigid type insulation with boards is recommended for ceiling and walls and for the flooring, fibrous blankets are used in between joints.
Safety concerns need to be strictly adhered to as per regulations laid down by authorities. Right from building materials for fire resistance along with smoke detection, fire doors for the staircase etc. While planning for a multi-room roof- loft apartment, there needs to be a window which can be a fire escape exit built into the roof.
Here are some beautiful looking multipurpose windows from Velux. Some of the windows are solar powered and some of them are electrically manipulated. Even the blinds and shutters can be remote controlled. Don’t you think you will love to have your loft home fitted with such lovely looking windows?
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