A lot of homes have an attic. Attics are typically pretty useless for most homes and traditional uses. They’re wasted space beaming with potential. If you’re looking for a fun DIY project or want a little extra space in your home without paying for an entire room addition construction project, explore these tips for converting your attic into a bedroom.
Create a Window
Every bedroom needs a window, even an attic bedroom. Un-slanted walls are typically easier to install windows in. There are plenty of instructional articles to show you how to properly install a window.
For the advanced DIYers: Consider putting in a skylight or two on each side of the roof in your attic. This provides adequate lighting and a really cool place to watch rain, snow, and other weather.
Plenty of attics don’t have a floor. Many are simply beams and insulation. This means you need to be extremely careful where you step while you’re working in the attic before you’ve installed a complete floor. Laying a floor can be as easy or as difficult as you want, depending on the flooring you choose.
For the advanced DIYers: Think about the benefits of laying an attractive black mosaic tilein your attic bedroom. This makes it look awesome and keeps the room easy to clean. Laying tile can be a challenge, so make sure you’re ready for the task!
Finish the Walls
This step is a perfect project for a new DIYer. Finishing walls will take some dry wall, patience, and paint. Most attics have insulation and beams already installed and simply need some drywall attached.
For the advanced DIYers: Consider adding baseboards and trim on the part of the wall that connects to the ceiling for a more completed look.
There are plenty of other tips for converting your attic into a bedroom. If you’re a new DIYer or want a second opinion on how to complete some of the work involved, consult your local handyman or a professional contractor for help and advice. Most importantly, be patient with yourself and your progress. Every renovation takes time.