No matter how many bedrooms you have in the house, it seems as if they are never enough when you are entertaining guests. The same thing holds true when your family is growing. Instead of squeezing in two boys in one room, you need to have an extra one so that they can each have their own space. Add to this the need for an extra room for when you have guests sleeping over.
The good news is that you can always consider turning your attic into an extra sleeping space for guests. Beware that this will require renting a dumpster from Puma Hauling, a respected hauler in the industry. Read on to find out how you can do just that, and how you can tie up the look of the room together with the help of skylights or roof window blinds.
Factors to Consider when Remodeling Your Attic
As you may already know, the attic is that space under the roof, at the top of your house. If you have an attic that is only used to store boxes of stuff in, then you can consider converting it into a usable room. First, here are a few things that you need to check:
- If the attic is going to be converted into a bedroom, how is it going to be reached? If there is already a flight of stairs going to the attic, then you should be good to go.
- What is the type of insulation installed on the attic? If your attic is unfinished, the insulation is usually installed on the floor. However, even if the insulation is installed elsewhere, it needs to be thick enough to prevent air from leaking into the rest of the home during winter.
- Is there already a skylight or a roof window in the attic? If not, do you need local permits to have it installed?
- Are additional walls needed to turn the attic into a bedroom?
If you have no idea about how to convert your attic into an additional room, seek the help of a professional. The contractor should be able to tell you whether it is practical to convert the attic into a bedroom, or if you are better off investing in a room expansion with added floor space.
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