Turning Your Attic Into Living Space by Bold Real Estate Group

19 Sep

Turning Your Attic Into Living Space by Bold Real Estate Group.  An attic can yield up to hundreds of square feet of unused living space in your home. Do you have another child coming into the family? Are you starting a new business that requires more office space? Would you like to turn that attic into a guest room? All of these are viable ideas to create a room out of storage space that is rarely used! With a little sprucing up, maybe a fresh coat of paint and some windows added into the space, the attic could become one of the warmest rooms in the house! Use these tips to help you create your attic room!

Sometimes a fresh coat of paint is all it takes to add life to a room. Consider that most attics are unpainted and unfinished with low ceilings there are many painting techniques that we can use to make the ceilings appear higher, and make the room appear brighter. The lighter the color of the walls, the larger the room is going to appear. Take note of the walls, are they finished? Is the wood in good condition? Would it be beneficial to keep the history and paint the walls or would it be best to finish the walls with drywall and paint?

Take into account what the room will be used for. Often, attics are not insulated. If the room is going to be used for an office, den, living space or bedroom it is a good idea to insulate the walls before finishing the drywall. This will add warmth to the room, because no one is going to want to spend time in a freezing cold room. Make sure that it is insulated properly, contact the local professionals.

Attic floors can be customized to give the room character. Often, all they need is a good sanding, and a couple coats of wood varnish. The older the home, the more authentic that the attic floors are going to be. Add in a few area rugs here and there, and floors, and walls will be complete. These are two major parts of completing your attic room, and making it ready for your family or for guests, so these two tasks could have you on your way!

Next comes the ceiling, after the walls have been painted, it is time to look at the ceiling. How is the shape of the ceiling? Should it be replaced? If the ceiling needs to be replaced, it could be completed at the same time that the walls are finished with drywall. Be sure to use thin drywall, as attic rooms are small, and we need all the space that we can get.

After the main elements of the room have been completed it is time to think about décor. Finishing the room on a budget could mean visits to the local chain store, or thrift store to find cozy, chic furniture for less. This means, that you could spend more on fabrics, accessories and other elements to make the room feel more like home.

About the Author:  Millie Gil has been a successful Licensed Real Estate agent for over 25 years in Florida.  Millie is Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group, a boutique agency committed to concierge personalized service for discerning buyers, sellers and renters of residential and commercial properties.  For more information please forward your request to communityinfo@comcast.net

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