Loft RoomsContemporary Bedroom, London
Lucy Williams Photography
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Should I keep some budget aside?“I’d recommend the client has a 5% to 10% contingency budget,” JP says. Some firms build this into the quote. “We allow some leeway in the quote for things that might come up,” he explains. “The more information the client can give, the lower that contingency can be.”Tell us…Are you planning a loft conversion? Did you find this budgeting advice helpful? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.
Boost your beddingClean (and probably white) cotton bed linen on a well-made bed is so simple to do, and yet is often overlooked. It provides an image of comfort and relaxation, and will make your sleep space an inviting and fresh place to be. If you’re trying to sell, it’s a great way to help the prospective owners imagine themselves in your property.TELL US…Do you have any helpful tips to freshen a home on a budget? Share your thoughts and ideas in the Comments below.
Embrace brownThe right shade of brown can work beautifully as a paint colour, creating a backdrop that’s both cosy and inviting, as this bedroom proves. Brown has also been slowly edging its way back into vogue, with colours such as ‘almond’ and ‘hazel’ popping up on colour charts. Warmer than grey, the key is finding the right shade, so be prepared to splurge on a few tester pots. But if you want a more modern effect, steer away from muddy reddish shades and opt for cooler taupes and stones. Then team with crisp white paint on ceilings and doors, as here, to ensure the brown doesn’t drag things down.TELL US…What ideas do you have for using neutrals cleverly? Share your tips and photos in the Comments below.
Choose dark paint shadesWhile bright, pale shades reflect light, dark shades absorb it. Try painting walls in deep shades that will suck up the light and create a cocooning atmosphere in your sleep space.See how dark colours can work in any space