No matter why you’ve decided to redecorate or style-up your home, there should always be a budget-consideration. It’s easy to get carried away in the midst of Pinterest, crafting a room that lives up to your highest dreams but far exceeds your financial possibility. Don’t worry – we’ve all done it! Specifically in today’s climate, it’s always helpful to discover where you can save money and invest to ensure you get the best return on your money as possible.
Your family is getting bigger. Those once milk-drunk little bundles are becoming adventurous children and their hoards of toys seem to be taking over your house. If you’re lucky enough to have a significant amount of space available in your loft, a conversion could offer the perfect solution. Playrooms are dedicated spaces just for children where they can let their imaginations run wild and where their toys can be contained to one dedicated space. No more does your sleek and well-designed living room need to play host to singing cars and sassy pig toys. This new space can be theirs to style and decorate to their heart’s content. However, there are a few aspects that you should consider closely when designing a loft conversion playroom.
When it comes to controlling light in all rooms of your home, the right blind really is an essential feature. And, when we look at the rising number of extensions, orangeries and conservatories that keep popping up, it’s no surprise that one of our most popular product is our roof lantern blinds. We already have the Ultimate Guide for Roof Lantern Blinds available over on our website for those looking to understand everything there is to know about these blinds. However, in this blog, we’ll cover the basic points you’ll want to consider when first choosing a roof lantern blind. So, let’s get into it.
As we continue to let more light into our homes, roof lantern windows are dramatically increasing in popularity. Orangeries, Atriums and conservatories are a fantastic way to open up your home, bringing light and openness into your home. Architects and specifiers are replacing traditional ceilings with glass roofs such as skypods, atriums, roof domes and pyramid windows (to name but a few of the horizontal roof windows on the market at the moment).
These glass roofs bring natural light and free solar energy into your home. But our orangeries and sunrooms are becoming unusable at times as they are too hot and bright in the summer and too cold in the winter.
Without a ROOF LANTERN blind you are very likely to experience the following:-
Heat Gain in the Summer
TRANSMITTANCE: The suns rays pass through the glazing, hit objects in the room eg walls, furniture which absorb the radiation and radiate it back into the room: otherwise known as the GREENHOUSE EFFECT.
Heat Loss in the Winter
Even with the heating on you may find your orangery is cold during the WINTER and first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
Heat is lost through:-
CONDUCTION (Loss of heat through the glass of the window)
CONVECTION (THE DRAFT LOOP: Loss of heat through warm room air reaching the glass, cooling then cool air falling back into the room for you to have to re-heat)
AIR LEAKAGE (Heat lost through cracks in the frame or from ill fitting glass)
Harsh sunlight which prevents you watching tv and strains the eyes.
So, in order to receive the maximum benefit from your roof window you will need to find a way to control your environment. Our answer is a LanternLITE™ Roof Lantern blind.
As with many other windows, skylight window condensation can be a problem for homeowners and usually forms as the result of humid, warm air rising and reacting with the cold window glass, made so by chilly outside temperatures. Consequently, the air begins to liquefy, forming small beads of water which then slide down the window and cause the surrounding area to become damp. Not only can condensation on skylight windows make the window pane hazy and wet but if the window has been poorly fitted, it can also cause the wood panelling to become swollen, potentially causing gaps in the window that may enable cold air to seep into your home. To stop condensation from forming on your skylight windows, we’ve put together a short guide to help you tackle condensation in your home:
Skylight blinds can suit many purposes, from insulating your home to blocking out sunlight. To help you purchase a blind that’s right for your home, we’ve put together a brief list of four different types of blinds and how they are used:
Skylight window blinds are a sophisticated and stylish addition to any room, whether it be a bedroom, lounge or office. However, as with any household purchase, it can sometimes be difficult for buyers to decide what type of blind will look best in their home. To help you out, we’ve outlined below some of the most important things to consider when purchasing a blind for a skylight window: