Convert Your Attic to a Storage or Living Space
Did you know your attic can be more than just an empty space above your house? Your attic is the perfect spot to set up extra storage space or a second living space, such as a loft, bedroom, office, or studio. Converting your attic into a finished storage or living space can even increase the value of your home.
At Attic Projects, our experienced team of technicians and contractors can turn your attic from an empty, unused area above your house into a beautifully finished living space. Renovating your attic is more than just throwing up some drywall. You need to make sure the room is properly insulated, your walls and floors are sturdy, and you may need some electrical work.
Leave your attic renovations to the experts and give Attic Projects a call for your free custom attic remodeling estimate.
Creating Your Living Space or Extra Storage Space
At Attic Projects, we work with you to create the additional living space or storage you’ve always wanted. Our team is detail-oriented from start to finish to ensure we get it right the first time. There is a lot of work that goes into creating a finished attic, including everything from inspections to electrical work, insulation, and construction.
To convert your attic into a new storage or living space, you will need to set up electrical wiring across the ceiling and walls. At Attic Projects, we take care of all the electrical work for you. You should never attempt to do electrical work on your own, and it should be left to the professionals. Electrical accidents can include electrocution and small fires.
A finished attic needs proper insulation. We will come in and remove any old insulation that needs replacing. Proper insulation not only helps control the temperature of your new room but also helps lower electrical usage throughout the entire household. When your attic is properly insulated, your entire house will be easier to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Taking Care of Your Floors and Walls
Most attics are far from ready to use as a storage or living space. The floors and walls are typically unfinished and nothing more than framing with visible joints. Many modern attics include trusses, but cutting or removing the webbing of these trusses may make them weak. This can have an effect on your ability to convert your attic into a safe storage or living space.
Before any work can begin, the condition of your floors and walls should be inspected. We’ll look for weak spots before laying down flooring and drywall, and make sure the restoration is done correctly and holds weight.
Can Your Attic Be Converted Into A Living Space?
Not all attics are suitable as an additional living space, but they may be converted into a great storage space. If you want to convert your attic into a living space, there are a few things you should consider:
How much space is available?
To convert your attic into a comfortable living space, the majority of the room should have at least 7 feet of vertical space, and be at least 7 feet wide. This will give you enough room to both stand-up and utilize it as a living space.
Does Your Attic Have a Permanent Staircase?
For a proper living space, you will need a permanent staircase to access the room. If you do not have one, you may want to consider having a staircase installed. This will allow those using the space to access the room easily.
Does Your Attic Have a Window?
Ideally, you would want your living space to have a window that can be used as an emergency exit. Having only one way out of a room can be dangerous if a fire were to occur. Consider getting a window installed if you do not already have one.
If your attic does not have the needed space, a permanent staircase, or a window cannot be installed, it does not mean that your attic is not worth remodeling. In this case, you may want to consider converting your attic into a finished storage space. Adding a finished storage space is still a great investment and can increase the value of your home.
Contact Us to Remodel Your Attic!
Turning your attic into a storage or living space can be an asset to your family and the value of your home. Attic renovations should be left to the professionals, and at Attic Projects, we have the knowledge, training, and expertise to provide you with the attic of your dreams. Contact Attic Projects today to learn if your attic can be converted into a storage or living space and to request a free custom estimate.
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