If you think your attic is simply a dingy, dusty storage area where you throw all your old knick-knacks and Christmas decorations, then think again. You’re probably thinking, “There’s no way I’m sorting through all that junk up there!” But that seemingly useless space can be made into more than you ever imagined. Your attic may have the potential to be transformed into a new bedroom, living room, or work office that can add valuable square footage to your home.
Use those awkward spaces!
Most houses have attics that are usually oddly shaped or shaped in ways that don’t seem functional. However, take advantage of these spaces and use them as cubby areas or small cabinets for storage. If you have unusual slants in your attic, cubbies and shelving can be custom-made to fit the exact dimensions of the space. By doing this, you’ll be eliminating clutter and helping to make the room as functional as possible. Now, there’s no need to throw out everything you currently have up there, but sort through all that clutter and pick out what you want to keep and store it in your new visually appealing cabinets.
If you’ve ever been in your attic for an extended period of time, you probably already know how hot and stuffy it can get in the summer months and vise versa in the winter months. So if possible, try and give your attic its own thermostat system so you’re not relying on your homes main heating and air system to work up there. If your attic’s ceilings are high, ceiling fans are a great investment and can help to keep it as cool as possible without driving up air conditioning costs. Be sure to also use insulation and ventilation, as this will ensure that that the heating and air are being utilized as best as possible. In addition, this will help to protect all your stored items from too much humidity and potential mildew from accumulating.
Reinforce the floors
By nature, attic floors are typically creaky and squeaky. If you’re looking for ways to reinforce your attic floors, try to use thicker floor joists and floor insulation. Even simply adding a carpet or area rug can hush up those floorboards without a complete floor remodel!
Overall, if you’re looking for a way to add more living space to your home and possibly increase your homes value, then remodeling your attic may be the perfect solution for you! But be sure to keep these tips in mind when thinking of transforming your attic to ensure that the new space is top notch. When you’re ready to start upgrading that attic be sure to contact Carranza Roofing & Remodeling by calling 610-270-0305 or visiting us online; we even offer free consultations! We at Carranza Home Remodeling can help you and your attic reach its greatest potential!