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DOMESTIC EPC’S FOR LANDLORDS & HOMEOWNERS
Modern living can hardly be imagined without balconies or loggias, which are increasingly used to expand the apartment, or as an additional space that can be used for various purposes. Opposite the balcony, which is an open convex terrace protruding outside the building, the loggia (the Italian word for lodge) is a modified balcony; it is a covered space that is built into the apartment.
This space, besides being good for enjoying warm days, can still be used for different purposes. Regardless of the size and shape of your loggia, with little design ideas and your imagination, you can get a very comfortable part of the house that will look like it has always been part of the apartment.
By glazing the loggia, therefore, you can get comfortable rooms where you will not mind the wind or street noise. Usually, people take extra care in this endeavour to insulate and put in good quality liner inside and out and use waterproof finishes. In addition to shelves and wall cabinets, there should be space for small furniture, depending on the purpose of the future room to be housed on the loggia. Think in advance about lighting and heating the room. And keep in mind - loggia interior design is usually a job for professionals, so take it seriously. All interior design projects of the loggia of any kind will be in accordance with the requirements of ergonomics. The loggias as places of conventional storage of unnecessary stuff will easily become family rest spots.
We will give you some ideas for using the space in the loggia, and you can upgrade them or put them into action.
Our first idea is a study room in the loggia. If you have good underfloor heating and waterproofing, you will have a space separate from the rest of the living space where you can study or work peacefully. Set up a custom-made computer desk, bring your favourite chair, and make sure all wall shelves are at your fingertips for quality work.
For an ideal oasis of peace, place a sitting area, a table, decoration on your loggia and settle down comfortably. Panoramic loggia will allow you to admire the city panorama from a height or open landscape. A minimum of decoration should be there, but the presence of blinds and comfortable furniture is necessary.
If your apartment is missing a dining area, the loggia will once again be the ideal solution: there may be no place for a big family dinner, but you will certainly enjoy the view while drinking your first-morning coffee or having breakfast for two.
For a kid who would certainly be happy to have at least a small corner that will be just his/her, a loggia is an ideal solution. Fit the furniture in, decorate the room for your child and let him enjoy his sunny room. Of course, especially if your child is sleeping here, pay attention to thermal insulation.
Have you always wanted a home gym but didn't have room to put your workout gear in? Here's the solution for that as well. The loggia provides the extra space that will be used for those few hours a day that is needed to bring your fitness to perfection and you will achieve a great place for sports in any weather..
The loggia can even be remodelled into the kitchen by breaking down the walls between the original two rooms. On such a parapet in the shape of the bar is convenient to put the dishes. This will greatly increase the apartment and give you a large room where you can place a comfortable dining room or bring in more kitchen elements and items. When professional designers address the issue, they can easily create the most appropriate remodelling project with whole-room design in the same functional style.
Apart from these specific purposes, the loggia is most often a place to enjoy, as we noted at the beginning. So here are some other ideas for how to create a comfortable, well-designed corner to unwind, hang out with friends or enjoy your favourite book: