When your house has an attic, it is definitely more unique compared to those without it! This area right below the tipping roof of the house is typically where air conditioning equipment is found, and it serves as roof support as well. Attics are actually more purposeful than many people know! That is something important that you must realize!
The problem of many homeowners is they do not know how to maximize the use of their attics. They tell their home builders to fashion them an attic under their sloped roofs, but they do not know what to do with it in the long run.
You. Yes, you, the one reading this. Does your house have an attic? It does? Great! Then you must know that one of the most ideal ways to NOT waste that spacious attic is to convert it into a BEDROOM! Many modern house owners have transformed their dull attics into bright bedrooms, and they have been enjoying a heightened delight since then!
To understand more why it’s a must-do, here are 4 reasons that will convince you to convert your own attic to a bedroom! Read well!
1 – YOUR ATTIC ISN’T “JUST A STORAGE ROOM”.
Not only in movies but also in real life are attics commonly considered as storage rooms. They are often oldened, dusty, dark, compact, and full of spider webs. That’s probably why the notion that attics are usually scary was born.
Well, here’s some good news for those who don’t like horror-feeling attics: Attics are not “just storage rooms”. If they were, home builders could just create an actual storage room for you somewhere on the first floor, and no longer spend their precious time building that house section, right?
With proper clean-up and total makeover, your attic can become the coziest bedroom in the house! It can become more serviceable as a habitable space than just a room where worn-out items and old boxes are stored. As an attic bedroom, the kids will not be afraid to enter because of how it looks; instead, they will love staying in it.
The attic can be really functional more for your daily use than only for your long-hidden and almost-forgotten stuff!
2 – THE FAMILY IS GROWING. THE KIDS TOO.
As years go by while you and your family live in that same house, the size and space of it might not be as enough as it was before. When you had no kids yet or when your old parents were not yet living with you in that abode, it’s just perfect for you and your spouse.
But of course, time flies, and the family is growing too. The kids are growing up big and tall. One bed will not anymore be enough for at least 3 playful children. Soon, they will turn into teenagers and young adults, so they would need more bed space and privacy as well.
What’s more, when you have furry pets, it’s like you have additional kids. Sometimes, some extended family members live with you too. Definitely, another bedroom will be needed to cater to these loved ones!
An attic turned into a bedroom will increase the sleeping space available for everybody at home. It helps the whole family live more comfortably together and more privately as individuals.
3 – IT CAN BE A GUEST BEDROOM.
Speaking of extra sleeping space, an attic bedroom can also be tagged as your guest bedroom.
A relative from abroad or a friend you haven’t seen for so long visits your family and stays in your house overnight or for some days. Instead of letting them sleep in the same bedroom as your own family, which is most likely inappropriate, it will be best to have a separate bedroom for guests. That’d be more comfortable and private for both you and the visitors, of course, even if you have close relationships with them.
4 – IT ADDS VALUE TO YOUR HOME.
Modifying your attic into a bedroom is a smart way to increase the value of your house. Yes, there’s no additional landscape but there’s another bedroom. When you sell the house or put it up for rent, you can charge higher. Bedrooms up on attics are attractive to homebuyers because they are not very common plus are more useful.
In the future, when you decide to move out, you will see the financial pros of the attic-to-bedroom conversion — as an owner and as a seller.
Furthermore, the increased value of your property positively affects the tax depreciation benefits that you will be able to claim! Because you remodel and/or renovate the attic to make it a bedroom, the involved parts and features are included in your tax depreciation privileges. You are spending money to improve the house, so the tax deductions that you will be entitled to become higher!
FROM ATTICS TO BEDROOMS
Make your attic more usable and more favorable. Turn this high area into another bedroom that will transform your living and your economical advantages into a higher level! You won’t regret it!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host, and a voice-over artist. She finds quality and well-researched writing as a worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. For her, it’s restoring and fulfilling to the heart and a great way to clear the mind while loading it up with fresh learning. Film critiquing and filmmaking are among her interests too. Giving all the glory to God, Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University-Manila, the Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.