5 Things to Consider Before Remodeling Your Attic

Your attic is crucial to your roof’s ventilation system and your home’s indoor comfort. Oftentimes, this space is left empty but with some improvements and customization, you can transform it into any room you like. If you’re unsure whether to remodel your attic, home renovation experts suggest looking into these factors before starting your project.

Attic Considerations

1. The Purpose of the Space

Decide how the attic will be used. Do you want to turn it into a playroom, bedroom or home theater? Once you’ve made your decision, this will give direction to your project, allowing you to plan accordingly and ensure the best layout and materials for the space.

2. Age

Older homes typically suffer from issues that make it difficult to remodel the attic. Make sure your contractor inspects your property prior to the remodel so that they can identify problems and any risk of structural damage. If your home is older, you might also have to replace components like the rafters, seals and insulation.

3. Structure

Your home remodel contractor will have to check the attic’s overall structural condition before giving their recommendations. Generally, if your attic has a small, narrow space, more modifications will be required to build a game room, entertainment room or storage. Make sure to work with a dependable remodeling company to get the best results for your project.

4. Lighting

The attic usually doesn’t have adequate lighting, which is a problem if you’re going to use the space as a home office or library. Consider adding windows or a skylight for natural lighting. Make sure there is enough wiring and outlets for artificial lights and lamps. 

5. Insulation

Your attic is naturally warmer than your main living spaces, so you have to properly insulate it and ensure your HVAC system works in the room. Attic insulation is important in maintaining the temperature in this area. Without proper insulation, your roof could suffer moisture- or heat-related damage and your HVAC system will need to work harder, increasing your utility bills.

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You can’t go wrong with professional home remodelers that have decades of experience in the industry. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of St. Louis Park can achieve the best results for your project. Call us at (952) 522-3008 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We proudly service Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Robbinsdale, Anoka, St. Paul and other nearby communities.

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