The attic is usually the space in a home where stuff is stored, may it be things you don’t need anymore or the yearly decorations. The attic can be the messiest place in a house. But it is also an important place. You need to keep it clean to keep your house safe. A dirty attic can cause dampness, infestations, and bad air quality. But if you want a new room, you can always convert the attic into a room.
Here is how you can do it, however you will need professional help to convert it into a liveable room. You will have to check the building codes. Because most of the codes need a 7 feet space between floor to ceiling. That’s why you need the headspace. Generally, there are ladders to the attic, but if you are planning to make it into a room, you need a staircase to the attic. Make sure you discuss the details with the renovator.
Mostly you won’t need a permit to change the attic into a room. But if you are making electrical changes or ventilation changes or changing the structure of the house, then you need permission.
Ventilation and wiring are critical points while renovating the attic. You need to consult an HVAC expert. They will know how to handle the ventilation of the attic. Sometimes you may not need a complete ventilation system. A baseboard heating or a mini-split system will also do. Rafter vents will also help keep the attic cool even when it is hot out. You would also need to go for Vapor renew with Attic Clean 360 to clean your attic before you convert that into a room.
Renovating the attic into a room is a smart idea. But it needs to be practical as well. You can’t do it alone. Experts and professionals in the field can help turn the storage space into a liveable room.