Attic remodeling and renovations, or finishing attics, is a very popular option for today's home owner. Finishing or remodeling an attic is a great way to add extra space to your home by converting previously unused space. Unlike most basements, attics are dry, and do not contain major appliances and are usually quiet.
Adding a new bedroom, a home office or even a master bathroom are popular attic conversions. Renovating an attic is the perfect way to add space to your home without the high cost and expense of a full addition. The extra space helps increase the resell value by appealing to more and a wider range of buyers. Finishing or remodeling an attic is perfect for families as they add more members.
When you begin a attic remodel, the first step is to map out your attic and determine each of the space functions. What will the space be used for? Who will be using the space? Asking questions like these will help determine the layout of the space. In most attic spaces, the ceilings dominate the room so consider decorating or using this area as a focal point in remodel or redesign.
After you have your attic layout plan in place, next decide whether you will use attic built-ins. Built-ins are a great way to separate one space from another while not interrupting the overall flow of the room while providing storage options that every family or homeowner loves to have.
Finally determine what furniture will be necessary in the attic and where will it be placed. Typically with large spaces to fill, performing research and finding the right piece of furniture can take some time but will pay huge dividends. In the end, your finished attic is a matter of personal taste so personalize it.
Determine how you and your family will spend time in the attic and cater to those activities. Perhaps your attic will be used more for family and kid activities. Be sure to include elements in the attic that will keep kids entertained and comfortable. Of course man caves have also become popular the last few years as attic conversions. Be sure a man cave attic has all the elements important to entertaining you and your friends. Other popular options for finished attics are reading rooms, home office and as extra bedrooms.
Built-ins help define and separate different divisions in rooms while also adding storage and organization. Installing a custom built shelving system as the focal point of the attic is a great way to define the space. Low cabinets, bookcases and shelving that fit snugly in the space under slanted ceilings are ideal for attics. Including areas for books, computers and other electrical devices is the perfect solution for many families. These type of built-ins help convert an attic into a great reading space or home office. When it comes to finishing or remodeling attics, built-in options are endless, it is really just a matter of what you can dream up and fits your space.
Like with most rooms, adding furniture to the attic is usually the last step. Items like coffee tables, end tables and armchairs are a great way to complete an attic space. Beyond standard furniture, attics are ideal for chaise lounges, word desks, reading tables and comfortable seating. The main use of the space will determine the furniture you place in your finished attic.