When people think of attics, they think of dark, unfinished rooms that contain boxes and boxes of old things and maybe a ghost or two. However, we want to change your opinion on this room because there is so much potential in it! That’s why we created this guide going over five different ways to utilize your attic.
One of the most common uses for an attic is storage space. Some attics have pull-down stairs, so realistically a storage space is the best use for it. However, you do not have to cram everything up there. Instead, we recommend creating an organized zone for each category. For example, have a holiday section, a memorabilia section, old clothes section and whatever else you keep up there. Remember to have plastic containers for all your items. Animals like rats, birds and bats can dig through plastic bags and cardboard boxes. If you need further help organizing your attic, work with a personal organizer to get the job done.
If you have a college student living with you or want to make a little extra cash through renting, you can convert your attic into a mini-apartment. Depending on the space in your attic and the ceiling, you can make a studio apartment with a kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom area. We recommend working with a contractor and designer if you would like to create an apartment. Safety is number one if you plan on having people in your attic. There are a lot of moving parts like remodeling, electricity and plumbing, so you want to make sure you are working with professionals. Valor Home Services can help. Just give us a call today to get started.
Your attic can be converted into an entertainment room if you want a place to sit back and relax. It can be the perfect spot to create an at-home movie theater, game room or even lounge area. When it comes to an entertainment room, you can go in so many different decorations. If you love hosting game nights, we recommend checking out our blog on how to create a game room.
For people who love working out or want to make it become a habit, you can turn your attic into an at-home gym. It’s the perfect place to get a workout in because hot air rises, making you sweat more in the highest room of your home. However, we do not want anyone to get sick or hurt, so make sure to install an air conditioning unit as well as a water station. Once you have those two things done, then you can add music, television and your gym equipment. To learn how to make an at-home gym. Check out this guide.
Some hobbies need additional space. Therefore, your attic could be the perfect place to do what you love. Add tables, a seating area, storage options, decorations and the supplies to get it done. Common hobbies you can see in an attic include trains, crafting, card collecting and more.
How do you want to use your attic? Any time you want to remodel or renovate it, you need to call your top local home improvement team — Valor Home Services. We provide stress-free experiences every time. For more information, give us a call today.