With the news of a second lockdown comes the prospect of spending more time at home. Unlike the first lockdown where we were able to spend time in the garden, enjoy the outdoor spaces and generally make the most of the early summer, this time we find ourselves entering winter. This means we need to make use of every inch of space in the home and ensure that every space is habitable by converting a room to suit the needs of our families.
Converting a Room for Practical Use
Perhaps it’s a freezing cold conservatory with rain rattling on the roof or maybe its that damp and dark garage that could be put top more effective use. Maybe you need to escape to a gym in the garden or find a space that you can turn into a home office. When you think about it, are you making the best of the space available to you? Could you be converting a room for better practical use?
Our Homes Have Become our Office and Gym
As we are forced to consider making our homes multi-purpose, there are lots of things that you can do starting with ensuring every space is properly insulated. Take the conservatory as an example. It’s boiling in summer and freezing in winter. The rain hammers down on it and it’s the last place you want to spend time. Now imagine replacing the roof for a thermally insulated alternative with roof lanterns to allow natural light to fill the space. Automatically you have a warmer room that is protected from the elements that you can make better use of.
A Summerhouse Becomes a Winter House
Convert that summerhouse with a thermally insulated rubber roofing solution and make it watertight, warm and cosy. It then becomes a snug for the kids to spend time allowing them to escape from the house or an office that you can make your own to break up the daily routine. A yoga retreat, a home gym, a reading corner… there are so many possibilities.
Let’s Not Forget the Garage
The garage! The room that becomes the junk room where things go to never be seen again yet somewhere you have to regularly clear out to stay on top of it all. Clear out the chaos, empty it, pop a new thermally insulated roof on it and it soon becomes a place that is fit for use. Convert the interior and you have yourself a home gym.
Start with a New Roof
Often, a new roof is all you need to improve the insulation of a room and make it watertight. There are lots of other things you can consider – plumbing, electrics, plastering etc. to make the room even more practical – thats up to you to decide. We can certainly help you get started and would be only to happy to discuss your requirements on 01934 824005.
Please note, we are working as normal thought the lockdown. We do not need access to your property to carry out roofing work and we always operate under strict social distancing measures. We will even bring our own tea!