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If you are looking for an inexpensive way to expand your living space, consider finishing your attic and turning it into an area you are lacking elsewhere in your home. The ideas below can be used in conjunction with one another or in addition to maintaining a portion of your attic as storage space.
If you work from home you might find that you will be more productive if your workspace is entirely separate from the rest of your home. An attic is the perfect place to this create separation. You can add enough amenities to your office that you will not have to run up and down the stairs too frequently, such as a half or full bathroom, a mini-fridge and coffee maker, and some comfortable seating for clients.
If you do arts as your profession or as a hobby, you know how easy it is for your arts and crafts to take over a small space. You could create an organized and spacious studio or arts and craft space that allows you the space and freedom you may not be able to achieve in the shared spaces throughout your home. If your art of choice is a musical passion, you can insulate your attic with soundproof materials so you can jam away without too much outside disturbance.
A Private Get Away
Your attic can be turned into a space in which you can get away from the stress of the world. For some, this may be a beautiful indoor garden, a library or reading room, or even a sports den to entertain your friends on game day.
The month to month expense of a gym can be eliminated by turning your attic into an in-home fitness center equipped with some of your favorite workout equipment. Before converting your attic to a fitness center, make sure that that equipment you want can be transported up your attic stairs and that it isn’t too heavy for your foundation. If you will be including exercise machines that require outlets, don’t forget to have the appropriate electrical outlets added to the room.
Depending on the age of your children and the ease of access you have to it, your attic can be a perfect play room for your kids. If your kids are young, you can paint the attic in kid-friendly colors and give them a free space to let their toys takeover. As your kids age, the attic can become a hangout and game room.
If you don’t currently have enough room for guests to stay when they come to visit, consider turning your attic into a guest bedroom. This way your guest will have full privacy and his or her own individual space. If you aren’t in need of a guest bedroom, your attic could also become the master suite or extra bedroom for one of your kids who is currently sharing a bedroom.
If your attic is sitting relatively unused, the above ideas will allow you more flexibility and freedom in your living space. When remodeling your attic for any of the above spaces, consider adding a staircase or entry way that allows easier access, if the headroom present is enough to comfortably move about, the additional work you will need for outlets and lighting, adding skylights and windows if they are not already present, and adding heating and cooling so that you have a comfortable extended living space.
This article was written by Billy Dunham, a home improvement expert who looks forward to helping you get an even better home. He writes this on behalf of Remedy Roofing, your number one choice when looking for roofing services in Fort Worth. In order to have a truly great attic, a great roof is necessary for adequate protection of your attic as well as to provide an aesthetic boost to your home overall. Check out their website today and see what they can do for you!
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