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Make the most of your loft space with these 6 handy tips… 
Many people consider their loft to simply be 'dead space': a dark corner of the house where unwanted belongings are stored, gathering dust. But why not totally transform your loft and make it a great place to be? Below are six ways that you can do so. 
1. Get it insulated 
Heat can escape through a poorly-insulated loft and cause heating bills to skyrocket. Investing in loft insulation is a wise choice for getting not just your loft, but your whole house in good shape. Loft insulation comes in many different forms. Many people choose to use fibreglass as it is an inexpensive and long lasting form of insulation. Sealing up cracks with a simple sealant (which can be bought in canned form inexpensively in most hardware shops) is also a good idea. And, if you have any kind of window in your loft, getting it double glazed will provide essential insulation. 
2. Organise your storage 
Instead of littering your loft with a jumble of bin bags and upended chairs, invest in some tidy storage boxes. You will be amazed at how much space you can create. If you do turn your loft into a place where people are going to spend their time, then it is important to ensure that access to it is safe. Using good quality loft ladders is essential here, for example. 
3. Let in the light 
Add a skylight or a Velux window to your loft and let the sunlight stream in. Flooding your loft with natural light in this way will instantly make it seem more spacious - and a much more pleasant place to be as well. 
4. Redecorate 
A fresh lick of paint or a new carpet - or even just a little polish on the floorboards, can turn your loft into a relaxing space. Choose light colours to emphasise the sense of space and airiness in your loft. 
5. Add a sofa 
If there is space, consider adding a small sofa to your loft to enable people to relax and chill out there if they would like to. Grab some soft cushions and an attractive throw to complete the effect. 
6. Clear out the loft 
Why not have a clear out of your loft and decide which of the belongings that you have stored up there you want to keep, and which of them you want to throw away or sell? As well as freeing up extra space in your loft, selling old and unwanted furniture, clothes or books also is a great way of making some extra cash. 
If, after reading our blog, you are now inspired to install loft storage, lighting or need it boarded out then get in touch today for a no obligation quote. 
The Loft Access Company have over 22 years’ experience in all things loft related - including installing loft insulation. If have any other questions or would like to book in a no-obligation survey, please get in touch. Thank you for reading! 
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