Home >> Basements & Attics >>
Ideas For Attic Renovation
Most houses have attics. The attic is that part of the house where people put things they no longer use, like old clothes. Instead of keeping these things that are no longer useful, why not throw them and find a good usage of the space.
To help you start the renovation process, here are a few ideas: if your house has just one or two bedrooms you can turn the attic into a new bedroom just by putting there a bed and a few other specific items. Another idea for this space is to turn it into a playroom for the children.
In order to do that, the necessary materials are a carpet and lots of toys. Children love drawing on floors and walls, so do not forget this because it requires cleaning. For those persons who are no parents, the attic can be turned into a studio. In this case you should create enough room for the materials so working inside will not be difficult or unpleasant.
Another idea for the attic could be to turn it into a gym. You must find space for the machines. There are types of machines that are very versatile and have multiple functions. You can work out several couples of muscles with only one machine. This type is very good if the space is limited. An attic can also be turned into an office for people that work at home. There is certainly enough room for a desk where to put the laptop and it's better than working while sitting on the bed or in the kitchen.
Probably the best idea for attic transformation could be to make it into an entertainment room. Here, movies and special sport events can be watched on TV without disturbing or getting disturbed by others.
In order to transform your attic in something else you first need to discuss with a building inspector about the structure of your house. Not all changes are possible; the code must be taken into account. This represents the flouring, the walls and other things like that. You probably need fixed stairs if you do not have one because the mobile type of stairs are permitted only when the attic has its primary function and is not a living space.
For other ideas read magazines or search on the web because these are only a few of them. If you need a professional contractor, look up more than one and pick up the best. When it comes to time, about how long it takes to transform your attic, it's all up to you because you are the one that has to decide what you want to transform your attic into. One can decide to turn it into a bedroom while another needs an office. It depends on the needs of the person involved. When you have decided you will be prepared to make the transformation.