Attics can be both a treasure trove of potential and a major headache. If you’re one of the many homeowners who have used their attic for storage or as an extra living space, it's time to take your attic from attic to bedroom.
If you are transforming attics into bedrooms, there are a few steps you need to take.
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First, identify the space you want to use as your bedroom. You will need to account for the height of the ceiling and the width of the room.
Once you have determined the dimensions of your bedroom, start by removing any unnecessary furniture or material from the attic. This will make it easier to install new furniture or walls later on.
Next, mark out the boundaries of your bedroom using painter's tape or a pencil. Make sure that the wall you're drawing on is perpendicular to the roofline and at least 10 feet away from any other walls or ceilings in your attic. If you don't have enough space for a full-sized bed, try to find an Ikea bed that will fit in your space.
Once you have drawn your boundaries, start installing the walls. You can use drywall, paneling, or studs and beams to create a room within a room. Be sure to measure and cut the walls exactly according to your specifications so that they fit perfectly in place.
Here are some of the most common problems with attics and how to fix them:
Limited Storage Space: An attic is usually a space that is full of boxes and furniture. This makes it difficult to store any additional items, which can lead to space problems.
Poor Air Quality: When an attic is not used for storage, it can become filled with dust, debris, and other harmful air pollutants. This can lead to respiratory issues and other health problems.
No Natural Light: Unless you have light fixtures installed in your attic, you will not be able to see anything up there. This can make it difficult to decide what items should be kept and what should be removed.