Econoloft help shed a little light

Econoloft help shed a little light

20130412_105656-1Earlier this year we had a competition on Facebook which resulted in one lucky person winning £1,000 to put towards creating their dream home.

Lauren Pilkington was the name ‘drawn out of the hat’ and she along with her partner Jay and their children are already planning to spend most of the cash improving a loft conversion in their terraced home in Armley, Leeds.

“We have lived here for six years,” said Lauren. “The house has two bedrooms and had a loft conversion which we turned into two further bedrooms by putting up a partition wall and sliding doors. However, as the conversion only had one window – our son Mason got the half of the room without any natural light. We plan to use some of the money installing a new skylight to allow some natural light into his room.”

They have promised ten year old Ashleigh that her half of the conversion will be redecorated and she and her mum are already window shopping for anything and everything pink – and One Direction accessories.

“If I have any cash left, I would like new stair carpet and to give the lounge a new look,” said Lauren. “We’ve not really touched that room since we moved in and so it could do with a new look.”

Lauren said this is the first time she has ever won such a fabulous prize. “I do enter quite a few competitions and have won small things like DVDs and CDs but I had to sit down when I realised I had won such a major prize.

“It’s such a lovely surprise and so unexpected but thanks to Econoloft the cash will allow us to do the home improvements we wanted a lot sooner than we had planned.”