If you need more space in your home, creating an attic conversion is arguably one of the best ways of turning an unused or little-used space into something functional.
The attics in many people’s homes are often unused yet provide lots of usable space that could become a bedroom, a recreation room, or even a home office.
You’re likely reading this today because you’re thinking of extending your home to create another usable room and add value to your abode, but you’re putting serious consideration into getting an attic conversion.
The following guide will give you some inspiration on how you can create the ultimate attic conversion in your house…
The first thing you need to do is think about your roof. If it’s not in excellent condition, you should get it repaired or replaced.
Take a look at americanwayexteriors.com for some inspiration on different roof styles if you think a total replacement is a better idea than a repair.
Another factor to consider is daylight: skylights are windows that allow natural light to flood the attic from the ceiling. If your attic hasn’t got any, it’s worth getting some installed.
Lighting And Electricity
If you intend on having an “off-grid” room in your home, you can probably skip this section. However, most people will want electricity and lighting in their attic conversions.
As you can appreciate, it makes sense to hire a qualified electrician to conduct a site survey and determine the best options that meet your needs and are safe to install.
After all: the last thing you want to do is end up with an attic conversion that could potentially be a fire risk.
Make sure that you get all electrical work carried out by licensed and bonded professionals, and that you have a safety certificate to prove that the work got carried out to a high standard.
Whether you have a large or small attic space, you’ll likely want to divide the room so you can create two or more private areas within the attic. For example, you might want to create a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
Perhaps you were thinking of creating a recreation room and want a separate space for technology, and you want a separate cinema room.
Whatever your plans, make sure that you divide the room appropriately and make the best use of the space available.
Once you’ve got the basic concept of your attic conversion planned out and you’ve had electricity and lighting installed, the next step is to think about your interior design.
For example, will you be getting carpet or wood flooring fitted in your attic? Plus, what will you be doing about the walls – will you be painting the drywall or applying wallpaper to it? What colors and styles will you be considering?
You’ll also need to think about furnishings, whether you want curtains or blinds on your windows, and the furniture you want in your attic conversion.
There is plenty to think about in an attic conversion. It makes sense to review the above points and perhaps look at online examples of previous attic conversions at pinterest.com to gain some creative inspiration on design styles and themes.