I’ve always dreamed of having an attic hideaway. A bright airy space, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house, where I can shut out the world and just vegetate for a few hours. Not only do they provide urban boltholes but they are also a very clever way of utilising what would normally be “dead space”. Saying that, the awkward slope of the roof and poor ventilation, makes them tricky to create. As usual, those clever Scandinavians have brainstormed and come up with some nifty solutions to combat these common attic problems. One such solution are the famous Danish VELUX windows, which not only provide ample light, but also provide clever ventilation solutions to a normally dark and stuffy roof space, but have you ever wondered how to cover them? If you had asked me 3 months ago whether I would bother with window coverings (if there was no chance of being overlooked) I’d tell you absolutely not, but my stance quickly changed when we put up a pair of thick curtains in our bedroom in the hopes of combating a chilly southerly wind… the decision has been next to life-changing. Our bedroom now feels warm and snug and the added darkness has allowed the odd lie-in on a Sunday morning. The moral of the story? Never underestimate the value of a good window covering, not matter what type of window or door you have.
For those of you lucky enough to have an attic hideaway, check out Itzala – they have some fantastic coverings for VELUX windows.
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