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Has your loft conversion left you all in a clutter?

Let’s face it, a loft conversion can be a fantastic way to get extra space in your house, without loft-convlosing any of your precious outdoor space – and our amazing skills in that area (even if we do say so ourselves!) are one of the reasons why we are one of the premier builders for loft conversions in Bolton. However for many of us one of the unexpected downsides of having our loft beautifully converted into a stunning master bedroom suite, spacious playroom for all of the kids’ toys or a dedicated man cave, is that suddenly we lose all of that storage space. But fear not! Here at Wisecraft we have lots of nifty hints and tips to help you regain lost storage space from places you never even knew existed (or, at least, you knew they were there but had never thought about using them for storage!).

Keep some storage space in the loft

This may seem somewhat counterintuitive, but even with the most spacious loft conversion you can still keep a surprising amount of storage space. For example there is often an amount of loft space that is difficult to reasonably use as living space, such as into the very corners of the eaves, which can be boxed off and can still provide extremely useful storage whilst not really losing very much floor space from your new room.

Utilise that awkward space under the stairs

Obstinate places that don’t make great living space can in fact make fantastic storage space with just a little vision. The sloping, slanted space under the stairs is rarely going to make a perfect dining area but can either be boxed off to provide a large cupboard for household appliances and other large items, or fitted with made to measure shelving to create organised storage for smaller items or even turned into a home office to which you only need to wheel up a chair.

Try going up, up, up!

In many houses there is a wealth of unused storage space, just look upwards! By simply extending shelving and cupboards etc right up to the ceiling you can create a surprising amount of extra storage. And yes, it may be a little more difficult to reach, but surely you would only be storing things up there that were previously in your loft?

For more information about gaining a new living space in your loft without losing too much of your valuable storage, contact the loft conversion experts at Wisecraft today. We are more than happy to come round and provide free, no obligation advice and quotes – all we ask for is a cup of tea….with 3 sugars!


Published Date: 22nd January 2016
Category: General, Loft Conversions



Which Type Of Bath Should I Choose?

In amongst the many superb high quality building services that we supply to the good people of Bolton, is bathroom redesign and fitting. Along with the kitchen, your bathroom is one of the main rooms that will really sell your home – either to prospective buyers or just to your friends and family – so it pays to put some thought into its design. There is a seemingly endless choice of bathroom fittings and fixtures and it is very important that you make the right choices early on in planning your new bathroom so as to avoid costly changes later on.

One of the most striking features of any bathroom is its namesake – the bath. The bath tends to be the biggest item that you will have in your bathroom and so it is vital that you choose both the right style and design of your bath. There are now many different choices of bath available and your choice can be led by the size of your bathroom, the purpose of your bath or if neither of these is limiting factors, just what you think looks the best. So to help you in making the correct choice of bath for your bathroom have a look at our guide below.

Single-ended baths

These are probably the most common type of bath. These tend to be rectangular in shape and have the taps at one end of the bath, meaning that you can only recline at the opposite end. The standard size for a single-ended bath is 1700mm x 700mm, and these tend to be the cheapest options. However there are several other sizes of single-ended baths available.

Double-ended baths

These tend to be similar in size and shape to single-ended baths but have the taps positioned along one of the long sides, this allows bathers to recline at either end of the bath. Again numerous sizes of double-ended baths are available and can add a touch of luxury into your bathroom for a fairly reasonable price.

Shower baths

Shower baths are an increasingly popular choice in British bathrooms as they can save space and perform 2 functions. They tend to be either an L or a P shape, with a wider end under the shower and the narrower end coming away from that. This gives maximum room when showering, but also allows the bath to be used for bathing. Shower baths tend to be somewhat shorter than standard baths and so fit well into small spaces.

Freestanding baths

These are available in a variety of designs from the traditional roll top baths, to more modern shapes. They can be stood on raised feet, or can sit directly onto your bathroom floor. Freestanding baths tend to make quite a statement and can be more expensive that other bath types. They are also larger than many other bath types and so are suited to larger rooms.

To discuss your new bathroom with the expert builders in Bolton, contact Wisecraft Ltd today.


Published Date: 11th January 2016
Category: Bathrooms, General


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