Question by  kykidd (27)

How do I renovate an attic?


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

If possible have a professional look at the job -- many will offer a free evaluation. Renovation usually requires upgrades to the insulation, access and ventilation of the space and protection of your lungs and eyes from dust and insulation are usually required.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

You have a great deal of latitude, but it depends on your house. You may need to install soffits, or something else for ventilation. Depending on the age of your house, you may need to remove insulation and should take care doing so. Often you will have exposed joists, which can be attractive if dealt with right.


Answer by  sswork11 (184)

First step is to get out all the junk. Then decide a what point to block out the angles at the corners. After that, frame in vertical walls and finish.


Answer by  hahagal (983)

The first thing to remember is what you are looking for when you are renovating the attic, if you are looking to add a bathroom and other major items, you should look into hiring a contractor to make sure everything that you are adding is up to code to avoid problems later on.

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