Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.
Even if you have a small attic, there are ways you can use this space as an extra room in your home. With the help of your remodeling contractor, you can put this unused space to work for you and your family. Here are just a few ideas to consider as you plan your attic remodel.
If your attic has no windows, it might be the perfect place for a cozy home theater room. Low ceilings aren't typically an issue, as you will be spending your time sitting in this room. Work with your contractor to insulate the space for heat and noise reduction so you can enjoy better sound quality, and install recessed lighting to illuminate the area for added safety. Visit your local furniture store to find theater chairs or sofas, and have your contractor mount your large-screen television on one wall of the attic for a true theater look. A small attic should be able to seat at least four people comfortably, but if you don't have enough room for theater chairs, consider adding thick carpet and filling the room with soft pillows. You can also add to the theater feel by hanging heavy velvet drapes on the walls. These curtains add a beautiful look while also helping to dampen noises from the outside.
Children's Play Area
Instead of keeping all of your children's toys in their bedroom where they can be a distraction at bedtime, consider transforming your attic into a play room. For this idea, you'll want to make sure that there is a sturdy and safe staircase leading to the attic. Consider installing skylights to let natural light flow into the room, and add plush carpeting to protect little ones as they play. Have your contractor build shelves on one wall to allow for toy storage in your small attic so the room doesn't feel cluttered. For a fun finishing touch, paint one wall with chalkboard paint. Your children can enjoy creating new artwork over and over again, and they get an alternative to coloring on the walls in the rest of the home.
Whether you want a quiet place to work from home or you want to give your children a place to study, your attic can make a great home office area. You can maximize the small space by choosing an L-shaped desk to use in one corner of the room. Look for corner bookshelves to use in the other parts of the attic, and add recessed or track lighting above the desk for added illumination. You can also have your contractor build a custom shelving and cabinet system on one wall of the attic for a storage option that doesn't take up floor space in the room.
A remodeling contractor, such as from Villatoro & M. Construction Inc., can work with you to ensure you have the room to put any of these ideas to work. Whether the attic has a slanted ceiling or it simply has limited space, you can create a floor plan and design that lets you add an extra room to your home.Share
7 August 2017