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Can’t stop thinking about how to do a loft conversion? Do you live in a single-family house, the last floor or a space with high ceilings and have you thought about doing it by modifying the height but you do not know if it is possible?

Although it is a more complex work than the one of gaining habitable square meters, enlarging the house “in width” and taking advantage of a higher height than usual to create an intermediate floor and generate two levels where before there was only one can be feasible solutions.

Of course, they require careful studies of technical and urban feasibility. We go over everything there is to know when embarking on a work of this type.

Is it possible to increase the height of a home to gain living space with a loft? This question, which certainly must have been made by many owners at some point, involves many technical and administrative issues that should be considered before embarking on works.

There are two great possibilities to gain useful meters in a house by raising the height of an existing building: by creating an intermediate floor in an interior space -when the free height allows it- or extending the height of it above the last forged, that is, adding more height to the building.

In the first case, it must be verified that the buildability of the plot (the allowed square meters of the buildable area) is not exhausted and that the bearing structure of the existing building is viable to support a new slab.

In the second case, in addition to the two previous conditions, it would be necessary to verify that it would remain within the limits of the maximum permitted height, in addition to complying with the urban regulations with respect to the composition of the loft.


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How to stay fit in your home

Food is one of the most enticing temptations known to man. We can’t help it. After a hard day’s work, food is what makes it all worthwhile aside from providing for your family, of course.

We simply can’t say no to a deliciously scrumptious meal especially when our stomachs are growling. And after eating that delicious meal, we are left feeling guilty because we are already forgetting our dietary restrictions. As a result, tonnes of people are getting diagnosed with obesity

Worldwide obesity is a huge epidemic with more and more people giving in to their daily cravings of sugar and saturated fats. The average person is so busy with their life that the temptation of fast food and cheap, unhealthy meals is so huge. Can we really blame them? Probably not but at least we can educate them.

When eating a hearty and sizeable meal, especially when eating at fast food joints, it is always best to do something to counteract the rapid accumulation of fat and excess calories that our body intakes. All these unwanted excess nutrients will eventually lead to future health problems and difficulties, so it’s best to do something about it now while you still can.

Now I know that going to the gym can be a real pain in the ass. What with all the preparation you must do before going and all the traffic you must endure getting to the gym, you must think that it’s better not to go the gym at all.

Fortunately, there is some stuff you can do in the comforts of your own home that can potentially diminish fats, calories, and weight. Here are some of them:

  1. Eat foods that encourages metabolism


Who said that staying fit can’t be exciting? There are lots of great tasting foods out there that are tasty and can boost metabolism and reduce weight. For example:

  • Whole unrefined foods are a deal harder to break down than processed foods so your body will work more in order to digest them. As a result, your metabolism will increase and your calories will ultimately decrease.
  • Eating yoghurt can help you slim down. Because it is highly rich in calcium, your body will be less likely to store calories as fat.
  • Drinking coffee helps you wake up and, as a matter of fact, it also helps your body’s metabolism to increase. One cup of coffee can boost metabolism by up to 15 percent.
  1. Have your own gym at home


It is undeniable that working out is the best solution to obesity. Staying fit can give you lots of benefits. But if you find it a hassle to go out to the gym, why not build one at home? You can take your empty space in your loft and convert it to your very own gym, that way you won’t feel lazy working out. Fitness rooms are often a specialty of professional loft converters (see Loft conversions by Wimbledon).

  1. Don’t skip breakfast

wi3Yeah, I know it sounds a bit of a paradox but by eating breakfast, you’re helping your body to increase metabolism earlier. That means your body will be metabolising all day. People who eat breakfast tend to get fewer calories for the day, while people who skip breakfast eat more than they should to compensate for the missed breakfast.

Now you can start getting fit while never having to go outside for a workout. I hope this guide can help you get on the path to fitness.

Which window blinds should you use in your gym?

wi2Health is wealth.

Being physically fit can help us go through the day easily. Being unhealthy on the other hand, causes us to tire very quickly and can’t perform certain tasks.

Now you probably have been thinking of renovating your home. Maybe you’re even thinking of converting your loft.

There are lots of beneficial uses available for your future converted loft. Some people make their renovated loft into a new bedroom. Some use it for a place to chill out or relax or have some peace and quiet. But for all those people going to or thinking of going to the gym, have probably decided that having one in your home is way convenient than driving out for hours in the heavy traffic just to reach their gym.

Well, if you are one of those people, I suggest building your very own gym in your converted loft. Now there are lots of things to consider when building your own fitness room. First and most obvious is the gym or fitness equipment. Second is the securing of a sizeable space to perform your exercises.

But most people thinking of building their own gym neglect the usefulness of window treatments. I tell you, if you are planning to design a fitness room, you must take some time thinking about the proper window treatments to use.

Window treatments like blinds or shades can be very beneficial because they can block out the natural light, therefore, making the room a lot cooler. And it also blocks out the sun’s harmful rays and unnecessary heat. You do not want to sweat before even starting your warm-up exercises, right?

Window blinds also have wide variety of designs and colours allowing you to be flexible and be in control of the ambience the room gives off. Here are some window blinds that can be useful to your new gym.

Roman blinds

Now roman blinds can be used in any part of your home. That goes to say that is a very flexible type of blind. They are also convenient to install and very functional. You can choose some feminine colours like pink and purple to encourage the girls in your home to do some exercise.

Perfect fit Venetian blinds

Perfect fit Venetians are a fairly new concept in window treatments. They function almost the same with standard Venetian blinds but they come with their very convenient Perfect Fit Frame. This makes them very easy to install as you can just clip them directly into your window or door.

Wooden Venetian blinds

These wooden Venetians are what they call the pinnacle window treatment in terms of style and luxury. They add such a classic feel to the room. And if you are thinking of installing it to a gym, this makes it far more stylish and opulent making the gym users motivated with their exercises.

Vertical blinds

These blinds can be used in almost all parts of your house. It is typically installed in tall and wide opening like your door and is less likely to be ruined by strong winds. It is also very easy to operate because of its roller mechanism.

Tonnes of different blinds are available for you to choose from. You just have to find the right design for one to match the ideal ambience you want for your gym.