Converting your unused attic space into an area of your Waterloo Region home that is both functional and attractive can be a great way to add to both its perceived value and the enjoyment you and your family get from living in it. There are a number of ways to make the most of an attic conversion project, and with the help of a trained local attic conversion specialist the results can be spectacular.
The Problem (s) With Attic Conversions
One of the biggest problems that people contemplating an attic conversion encounter is what to do with the areas of the attic with lowered ceilings that seem, at first look, to offer little in the way of potential. But there are several ways you can make great use of these areas, all it takes is a little imagination and planning and the help of an attic conversion specialist to help turn your project ideas into a finished reality.
For instance, low eaves offer the potential for great built in storage that is both functional and attractive. Shelving and cupboards can be easily installed in these areas to make sure the open space remains clutter free, and it will also prevent any injuries suffered by people accidentally walking into a low-ceilinged area.
Another option is to place the furniture you will use in your converted attic space to cover these areas altogether, taking them out of the picture altogether. For instance, a higher backed sofa can be placed in front of lower-lying areas, as a physical barrier to prevent people from entering at all. You can make use of the space left showing behind by adding decorative touches such as a well-placed wall light illuminating an attractive picture arrangement.
Let There Be Light …And Lots of It
Speaking of light, good lighting is essential to any attic remodeling project. This can be in the form of adding extra natural light, by adding dormer windows or skylights. Not only do such things improve the overall look of the space but they also provide wonderful views to be enjoyed by the new room’s occupants as well.
Electric lighting can also be used to add brightness and ambience to an attic, as can the clever use of paint. Something as simple as painting the ceilings a bright white in color and making best use of the angles in the space to bounce light all around can instantly transform a darker area into an inviting, warm retreat.
The Importance of Experience
Perhaps the most important thing to do when considering an attic conversion is to make sure you enlist the advice, expertise and building skills of a highly experienced attic conversion specialist. They can help you decide exactly what the true potential is for the space, and how best to go about achieving the spectacular results you want.
But there is a little more to it than that. Lofts conversions come along with their own set of building regulations that must be met and there are certain aspects of an attic conversion unique to that space alone, complications and considerations that would not apply to other rooms in the house. A specialist who had completed lots of other similar projects will ensure that they meet these challenges and that you get the great new living space you were hoping for.