Renovating your attic space can give you that bonus room or separate master suite that you’d been wanting. The benefits are limitless, not to mention that adding extra living spaces in your home will instantly add value to it if you plan to sell in the future. Here are a few tips that we’ve found helpful whenever we’ll renovated an attic space. Firstly, make sure you have enough room. Enforcement varies, but codes typically say that at least half of a finished attic must be at least 7 feet high, and that this area must be a minimum of 7 feet wide and 70 square feet. If you’re not sure what is required in your area, ask a contractor.
Another thing that we always recommend is putting in a ceiling fan if you’ve got headroom. This will cool your attic in the warmer months and, by switching the ceiling fan into reverse, can keep your warmer in the winter. Another way to help with your attic’s climate control is to use Spray-Foam Roof Insulation. It costs more than other types of insulation, but it is worth it. It forms a much tighter air barrier, and you’ll get the same R-value with fewer inches of the stuff, so you’ll have extra room overhead. Depending on the company, you may be able to pay for your insulation in more affordable installments.
You should also consider installing a broom closet for cleaning supplies; one of the biggest complaints about attic spaces is that you have to carry things like vacuums up and down the stairs. Also, think about hooking up a wireless doorbell extender, so that you’ll never miss an important delivery or guest. If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in the Denver area, give Mark Eibner a call today. Mark also has a long list of preferred contractors in Colorado that could help with your attic renovation.