Have you ever considered converting your attic into a usable room? Although attics have the reputation of being creaky, full of cobwebs and overpopulated with storage boxes, it has the potential to be a fun space that can dramatically increase the amount of livable space in your home. Attics can be transformed into a home theater, yoga/exercise room, home office, a guest room, or bathroom. You will need to consider painting, insulation, flooring, lighting, and how you are going to heat and cool the space.
Although there are many possibilities when it comes to remodeling an attic, there can be some challenges. Ceiling height has to be at least 5 feet to be considered usable space. Raising or modifying your roof is an option. Before you begin renovating, you should consider hiring someone to make sure the flooring and supports can accommodate people and furniture. If all you have leading up to the attic is a fold-down ladder, you will need to consider replacing it with a more accessible option.
Whether you plan to do it yourself or you are looking to hire someone to remodel your attic, it is important to have the space evaluated. The floor and roof joists usually play a structurally critical role in holding your home together. They will let you know if it is worth tackling the project.