Without realizing it, many homeowners are literally living their lives below a potential home renovation project that could add both value and square footage to their homes. Already a part of the existing structure of your house, your attic could be the home addition answer your family has been looking for. With the help of a custom home remodeling specialist, here are some benefits of transforming your unused attic into a livable part of your home.
Create More Space for Your Family’s Needs
During the time you live in your home, your family’s needs are likely to change. Perhaps the size of your family has increased over the years or your children have reached an age where they no longer would like to share bedrooms. Maybe you’ve taken in elderly family members whose arrival you hadn’t anticipated or your work requires you to find additional home office space.
As your housing needs change, your attic should be one of the first places you look when you’re thinking about an addition to your home. From extra bedrooms to private office space, your home’s attic contains space just waiting to be utilized.
Make a Sound Investment
In addition to meeting your family’s changing needs, converting your attic into a livable space is a cost-effective home renovation project. According to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report, if it is possible to convert your attic space into an additional bedroom this could be one of the more financially sound improvements you could make to your home. With an attic renovation, you will create additional square footage in your home and increase its resale value!
Be sure that before you make any hard and fast decisions to move forward with an attic renovation that you check local building codes to see what is required to convert an attic into conditioned living space. Adequate ceiling height, the presence of smoke detectors/fire sprinklers, adequate insulation and adequate means of egress for safety are all factors that can dictate whether or not an attic can be used as a bedroom or other living area.
If you live in Maryland and are looking for a custom home builder to convert your attic space or to help with any large-scale home renovation project, call Timberlake Building & Remodeling at (443) 837-3105. Our general contractors specialize in home additions that will ensure Maryland residents get the most out of the space in their homes.