Asked by: Judhit Meislish
asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st April, 2020

How do I convert attic to usable space?

When converting an attic to a living space, it must meet the same building requirements as the other rooms in your home. To meet most building codes your attic should: Have at least 7 feet of vertical clearance in the majority of the room, be a minimum of 7 feet wide and have at least 70 square feet of space available.

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Besides, how much does it cost to convert attic to living space?

The average attic renovation cost is $40,000-50,000 to convert it into a living space, such as a bedroom, office, or a bathroom. While finishing an attic is one of the more expensive home improvement projects, it also boasts one of the highest ROI's.

Also Know, can all attics be converted? Gilbert says that while most attics can, technically, be converted under current building regulations, 95 per cent of the work he has done falls into the more popular and cheaper option: an attic room that is considered a storage rather than a habitable space.

Then, what do you do with attic space?

In most homes, the attic is an afterthought.

Are You Using Your Attic For Storage? These 16 Ideas Will Make You Think Twice.

  1. Do you need another bathroom in your house?
  2. Make it a home theatre with a few love seats.
  3. Install skylights for a cool view.
  4. Make it fun by adding a swing to the rafters.

How much value does a finished attic add?

According to the "Remodeling Impact Report" from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, the national median cost of an attic bedroom remodel is $75,000, and you'll recover 53% of that cost at resale.

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