Your attic may not be the most conveniently located space in your home, but an attic renovation can help you use the area to its best advantage. There are several things you can do to turn your dark attic into a charming part of your house.
An easy change to make in your attic is adding some built-in storage. Shelves, drawers and cabinets help you control clutter and keep the attic tidy. It also eliminates the need for free-standing storage and increases the value of your home.
The uneven ceilings can present a challenge when it comes to using the space in your attic effectively. An easy way to address this challenge is to place furniture under lower parts of the ceiling. You can also have dormers installed to create more height and free up some floor space by moving the stairs as part of your attic renovation.
Every home can use an extra bathroom, and the attic is a great place for it. The vanity and toilet can be placed where the ceiling is low or sloped, and you can have either natural lighting features or new fixtures installed above the vanity. Your designer can help you find ways to maximize the space for your bathroom.
Being located at the highest point of the house offers you a lot of lighting options for the attic. You can add skylights to brighten up any dark corners or places that need natural light. Windows can be installed or expanded. If you paint the walls and ceilings in light, reflective color, it maximizes the effect of the light in the room. Finally, you can always have the attic wired for as many additional light fixtures as you need.
Your attic doesn’t have to be a dark, forgotten place. There are a plethora of options when it comes to attic renovation.