When you’re living in a big city, you want to use every bit of space you have. In a seething metropolis of souls, everyone is looking to do the best with what they have and expand their scope. There’s a few ways that you can do this, and a lot of people don’t even know how. We’re taking a look at three simple ideas for you to use to expand living space.
Three simple ideas to expand your living space
Open up your roof
If you don’t have space on the ground for a garden, then why not open up your roof and create a garden up there? It may sound unrealistic, but it is a legitimate way of expanding the space that you have and also ensuring that you’ve always got some excellent views insight. Installing a top of the range roof hatch will ensure that you can get up onto the roof, where you could put some garden furniture and flower beds to give the entire upper section of your property a completely unique and beautiful garden space. Of course, there is the bonus that by doing this you can add up to 25% value to your home.
Convert the garage or basement
If you have a property which has a garage or basement, it might just seem like storage space or something you don’t even use that much, especially if you don’t own a vehicle. To take full advantage of this, why not convert the area into another room? You could add roof lights, create windows, and turn the area into an entirely new and improved environment for anyone to use. Alternatively, you could use a sun tunnel, which collects daylight from domes placed on top of the roof, and reflects it down a tube through a diffuser located at ceiling level, which distributes the light evenly throughout the room. This produces a brightly lit space within the room while reducing your energy costs and improving the health and well-being of individuals.
Create underfloor storage spaces
If you have a lot of stuff that you need to keep in storage, you could move it to an underfloor storage space which then frees up the entire space above ground for you to use. This could be accomplished by opening up the space below ground, installing a floor access hatch and filling it out. You don’t necessarily need to use it as storage space, as there’s potential to convert it into something such as a swimming pool or a hot tub. If you’re using an access hatch, then there’s no limit to what you can do with the space underneath your home.
Overall, these are just a few simple ideas for people to maximise their living space when living in a big city where space is limited. When you work with the space you have and think outside the box, there’s a lot more that can be available to you than you may imagine. Surespan Covers can help you with this, as we have all the products you’d need. For example: access hatches, sun tunnels and roof hatches for you to use to make the most out of what you’ve got.
Flat Glass RooflightsLearn More
Surespan Flat Glass Rooflights & Roof Skylights provide an uninterrupted view of the outside with edge to edge glass with a black ceramic print edge. The slim aluminium frame is powder coated Slate Grey (RAL 7015) and isolated internally for thermal performance.
Fixed Flat Glass Rooflights can be installed onto a builder’s upstand or preformed kerb or alternatively provided with a 160mm Insulated PVC upstand. The glass provides a Ug of 1.0 W/m²K.
SAC Floor Access CoversLearn More
Surespan SAC Floor Access Covers and flush access covers have been designed for a wide range of applications and industries, including water treatment, loading bays, plant access and emergency exits.They are manufactured in magnesium alloy with marine alloy frames, stainless steel or galvanised steel. Surespan access covers offer the ultimate in design, with a gas spring assisted aluminium tread plate lid that locks in the open position with a safety hold-open stay to prevent against accidental closure.
Available from pedestrian rating to Factor Class E loading in all shapes and sizes, with a variety of finishes including polyester powder coating.
SLH Sliding Roof Access Hatch telescopic/fixed runnersLearn More
For Tall Buildings and High Wind Situations
Surespan SLH Sliding Roof Access Hatch and sliding glass roof lights provide many advantages over standard roof access hatches. The sliding access hatch is ideal where there is a height restrictions or in areas with high risk of wind. They are also ideal for access to roof terraces via a staircase.
Surespan sliding covers are manufactured with a thermally broken lid and upstand as standard. The sliding mechanism can be sold with fixed rails or internal telescopic rails.
The lid is filled with 50mm of CFC and HCFC free insulation with a U-value of 0.43 W/m²K. Surespan can also provide custom solutions such as our glazed sliding roof hatchover a fixed roof window.
SRHP 50 Roof Access Hatch with Thermal BreakLearn More
Surespan’s Aluminium Roof Access Hatches feature an unprecedented 25/50/75mm wide thermal break to provide the ultimate in thermal performance.
Insulation options include polyisocyanurate board or non-combustible mineral wool, to achieve a variety performance levels to suit project requirements.
Designed with options for manual gas spring assistance, featuring aluminium continuous hinges and an automatic hold-open safety stay to lock the lid in the open position to a 85° span.
For larger, heavier lids, consideration is to be given for powered assistance by 24v DC actuators, to ensure ease and safety of use is afforded to the operative.
A double unbroken EPDM seal ensures weather tightness, with an External Liner fitted as standard to allow for a variety of hot or cold applied weathering materials.
Available with a polyester powder coated dual finish upon request.
Set standard sizes are available from stock, with bespoke sizes made to suit project needs.