How Do You Convert An Attic To A Bedroom?
Converting empty, unused attic space into a bedroom can add a guest room, privacy for a teen or adult relative, master retreat or simply another much-needed bedroom for a growing family. Use any existing elements already present in the attic to help facilitate an easier transition and faster completion time. For example, capitalize on any windows or lighting fixtures that are already in place. Careful planning will determine rather or not your attic will successfully become a bedroom. Have the attic inspected by a contractor or government official for soundness before you begin converting the attic into a bedroom. This can save you money and prevent safety hazards later. Reinforce or construct an entrance and exit to and from the room. If the existing staircase is going to create a safety issue (or just won’t work for your attic bedroom), contract with a professional to build an appropriate staircase. Install appropriate insulation in the attic and tie in the home’s heating and cooling