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Attic remodel: Making good use of space

By Berit Griffin, Marvin Windows October 26, 2010

Looking for a way to remodel your house and add value? You might think of adding in a family room or extra bedroom, gutting kitchen or redoing the bathroom. But surprisingly, one of the best remodeling investments you can make might already exist in your home. Yes, that’s right: You can remodel your attic and reap some big rewards.

According to Calfinder, “the attic-to-bedroom conversion ranked number two for highest return on investment” in 2009 and 2010. Attic-to-bedroom conversion recouped over 83 percent of cost — pretty impressive! Attics can be dark, drafty spaces that are hard to live in, but they might be perfect for a large master suite or could fit two new bedrooms in an existing space.

Of course, there are considerations like: Will the roof need to be raised? What about dormers? Is there a permanent staircase in existence or will you need to put one in? But if you are looking for a good use of space, considering making your attic into the bedroom of your dreams!

Image courtesy of Calfinder