Looking for More Space? Try an Attic Conversion

Professional Advice

The hunt for space in a house never ends. No matter how much area is used in a home, the inhabitants are always fishing for more space. Be it for recreational, living, or storage purposes; homeowners love to make extra room in their estate. And more often than not, people do that by turning their basement into a lounge or studio.

Basement makeovers are quite common when it comes to making space in a house. Most homeowners convert their basements into livable spaces to extend the living area in their homes. Although it’s an effective solution to make room in a house, it’s not the only one. Attic conversions are also equally useful when it comes to creating space in a house. But most people are unaware of that and thus, miss out on a significant amount of free space in their homes.

If you want to utilize every inch of your residence fully, then consider converting your attic into any kind of space you like.
Attic conversions are easier than you might think!

Converting your attic may seem like a daunting task, and you might think that it would disrupt your life, but that’s not true. Transforming the attic can be done without disturbing the life under it. A professional team of workers can make sure that the lives of people remain uninterrupted.
Attic conversions are not too challenging to execute if you hire a team of competent craftspeople to make sure that your attic qualifies for a transformation.

Know if your attic qualifies for a conversion

Local building codes determine whether or not an attic can be converted into a living area. Most guidelines set by building codes are the same in all states; however, some municipalities may have some variations in their building code requirements.

With that said, typically, the first requirement an attic has to meet to become a livable space is the height measurement. If you want to convert your attic into a habitable space, your floor to ceiling height should be 7 feet.

The second code requirement that an attic must meet if it has to be converted into a usable space is the heating and cooling temperature restriction. Building codes dictate that an attic must maintain a temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit if it has to be transformed.

If your attic doesn’t meet the building code requirements, it’s nothing to worry about. There are many ways to renovate an attic that will then qualify it for conversion.

Want to know more about attic conversions? Contact us at Glasgow Design Build. We are the best general contractors in Wake County, NC. We have successfully done multiple home renovations in Raleigh, NC, so you can trust us with your home and rest easy!