can be an ideal location for supporting an additional bedroom, and possibly even
a master bedroom suite. The addition of a master bathroom that typically
accompanies a master suite could complicate your plans but it is certainly
achievable. Also, with the installation of skylights, and possibly even one or
two dormers, you can transform your newly created attic living space into a
bright and airy bedroom.
An attic is
also ideal for creating a reading room or library. Again, since it is off the
main level of the home it is away from the typical traffic and noises that
accompanying a family. Also, by installing skylights and a dormer or two,
significant natural lighting can be created within the finished attic living
space. A dormer also affords the opportunity to include a built-in window bench
seat which can be great for curling up and reading a book.
Attic Home Office
desire a home office. However, having an office on the main level of a home can
be difficult in achieving the quiet space that is frequently necessary, and
having an office in a basement can feel like living in a dungeon. Converting
attic living space into a home office can address both of these concerns.
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attic living space is also ideal for creating a large recreation or bonus space
for the kids. Particularly if you already have a home office on a lower level
and donít want to move it, creating a bonus room can move the kids and noise to
another area of the home. An attic bonus room can also double as a game room for
supporting such items as a pool table and/or foosball table.
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An attic is
also a great place for building a home theater. Again, since it is away from the
main area of the home a theater system can be built that wonít interfere or be
interfered with by others in the home. Also, an attic without skylights and
dormers is ideal for a home theater set up where natural lighting would normally
be a problem.
So before kicking off your attic remodeling project consider these types of
attic living space ideas. Also, make sure to check with your local building
inspector and an architect before beginning your attic remodeling. Cutting
bracing members in your attic could damage the structural integrity of your roof
and home. In addition, an architect may also be able to help in maximizing the
attic living space.
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