Additional living space can bring more value and functionality to your home. While every attic is different, there are some basic tips when renovating here.
Seek Professional Help
Before you start any work, consult with a professional (Like CnS) about any necessary changes that need to be done to the structure, and any permits you need. Typically you need seven feet clearance and 70 square feet of floor space.
Increase your Space
One way to solve the small space problem in an attic is by adding a dormer; a window structure that protrudes from the roof slope to add more headroom.
Plan for Support
Attics don't usually provide floor support needed for general use. Make sure your new space will meet the building codes for your area.
Plan how you're going to use the space. Use furniture that doubles as storage space, like under-bed drawers or storage ottomans
Manage Moisture & Temperature
Your new space could become damaged from moisture and water. Ensure there are no leaks. Heated flooring is a great way to make your attic comfortable. For cooling, you'll probably need a portable unit.