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Expand Your Space With an Attic Conversion

Expand Your Space With an Attic Conversion

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October 11, 2006

A great way to increase your living space is an attic conversion.

Many homes have attics that are easily convertible into an additional story on their home. By converting your attic into an extra room, you're increasing your living space and the value of your home.

Many options are available in an attic conversion. It could be that you use your attic to put a second or third story on your house by reframing your roof. The attic can be a loft or an entire third floor on your home. Many people either don't use their attic at all or use it as a small storage space. A walk up attic can be charming and functional.

Attic Conversions

Whether you are doing your attic conversion yourself or having a building contractor do it for you, there are many items to take into consideration. Here's a list of a few of the things you will need:

  • Building permit
  • Inspections to ensure safety at intervals through the conversion process
  • A blueprint of your plan to ensure that it meets approval of the local building inspector
  • A budget for your materials

Making the choice to do this conversion to a space that's likely barely being utilized can significantly increase the value of your home as well as the livability. Perhaps you want to create an area for one of your older children to give them more privacy or you want to create a separate rental living space to supplement your income. Maybe you want to create a great space for yourself like a games room, a home office or guest suite. An astronomer might enjoy a skylight in the attic conversion for stargazing or a painter could enjoy fantastic lighting in a loft style artist's nook.

Whatever reason you have for wanting an attic conversion, it's a great way to increase the living space, of your home.

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