The attic is the space at the very top of the house or building. In most dwellings, this part is used for storage purposes but there is a lot that you can actually do in that part of your house. If you decide on an attic renovation to turn into bedrooms, the ideas are endless as long as you follow the basic rules.
In any kind of major renovations, you must first get the proper permit before you can proceed with a plan. In order to go through this process swiftly, you must be prepared for the battle with the right facilities and must also abide according to building regulations.
Seek out the help of a local inspector to measure the available space in the attic if those would be enough to be given the permit once you’ve decided to turn it into bedrooms. Make sure that there is the right headroom and there are spaces that can be provided for additional ventilation and other safety measures.
Look out for damages in the area, however big or small. Check out the walls for cracks and other damage. Keep the support system sturdy. Remove rusty pipes and make sure that everything in the vicinity is safe.
For an attic renovation, you should also look over the rooms just below that part. Look over for things that may be a factor for the strength of your house overall. Do the necessary repairs as much as possible to avoid further problems. Consult professionals as to whether or not you can actually go on with your plans about renovating. Know first if such plans would affect the overall structure and foundation of your property.
Once you’ve got everything sorted out, you can then go and make plans for the renovation that you have in mind.
This is only the blueprint of everything but you can already see what’s doable and what’s not, what looks good and what does not. And at this stage, it is better if you browse through interior home décor books and magazines and photos available on the Web especially for that part of your home.
Depending on the size of the attic and its condition, you may turn it into one or more bedrooms. In doing such, you have to first consider the shape of the attic, with its slanted sides; the rooms should be designed to fully utilize every part of the area.
In creating a bedroom or bedrooms, install enough windows for ventilation purposes and for natural light to come in. The emergency exits should also be laid out. If you have children in the house or family staying over, make the place child-friendly.
Painting the rooms is an important factor to add to their brightness. This will also make the space look bigger, plus it adds beauty to the whole effect.
Once the rooms are in place, you then have to choose the proper appliances to add. Just like in any other rooms in the house, such things should suit whoever will be using the rooms.
Attic renovation into bedrooms is possible and easy to do if you’ve got everything taken care of in the first phase of planning. Always be mindful of your budget. Do not go overboard as you might need the money for maintenance as days, months and years go by.