When you’ve lived in a home for a long time, your space can start to feel too small, especially as your family grows. If you don’t want to move, then you’ll need to consider renovating. One way to gain square footage is to remodel your attic and turn it into usable space.
Issues to Consider When Remodeling
Roof – Before you start, you’ll need to make sure that your roof is in excellent shape. You don’t want to experience any leaks once you convert your attic into a bedroom, office, entertainment space, or however else you decide to use that area. You also need to find out if you’ll have to alter the roof to provide for more headspace in your attic. After you’re sure that your roof is perfect, then you can feel secure in renovating.
Sunlight – In your remodeling plan, don’t forget about natural light. Most attics are quite dark, so you’ll want to plan for either more windows, more massive windows, or perhaps even consider adding a skylight.
Paint – Another way to lighten up your space is with paint. Use a light color such as a bright white or even a serene-looking pastel shade to give the room an open and airy appearance. A lighter hue on the walls will also make your attic space feel more spacious than if you use a darker color.
Bathroom – Regardless of what you’ll be using your attic for, consider also installing a full or half bath in that space if possible. An extra bathroom always adds value to any home. Also, if you’re going to use the attic for a bedroom, having a toilet nearby is a must-have feature for convenience, so nobody has to run downstairs in the middle of the night.
For more information about renovations, please contact us today. We are a premier roofing and remodeling contractor and can provide you with the service you’ll need for your residential or commercial property.