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Maximizing Your Space: Tips for Basement and Attic Renovations

Basements and attics can seem like difficult spaces to remodel. However, they have the potential to create significantly more space in your home without the need to move. By remodeling your attic or basement space, you have the opportunity to rethink your home and create new functional areas. Home offices, dens, home theaters, playrooms, or even a master suite all become options. 

Basement and Attic Renovation Planning

Before you consider converting your basement or attic, it is important to assess the space for structure. You may need a beam or supports if you plan on removing basement walls, for example. You’ll also need to check for moisture damage, pests, and insulation needs.  Most unfinished basements are simply concrete brick walls, while attics aren’t usually insulated between the roof rafters.  A quality renovation company will be able to evaluate for you and take the necessary steps to prep your space. 

Your renovation company will also be able to help you design your space to suit your needs, whether it be an extra bedroom or a multi-function space with areas for a home office, playroom, and laundry room. If you’re adding plumbing, you’ll need a qualified renovation company that can find the perfect place to put your third-floor ensuite or basement mother-in-law quarters. 

Whether you’re renovating your attic or basement, consider enhancing the existing natural light in your space. Attic spaces are perfect for skylights, while basements require both ceiling lighting and task lighting. Now is also the time to consider adding egress windows or a walk out sliding door and patio. 

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When designing your attic or basement space, it’s especially important to address climate control. Homes aren’t typically built with heating and cooling systems in the attic, so you’ll need to make sure that your renovation company is providing the correct options to ensure year-round comfort. To keep the air moving, you can consider ceiling fans in addition to traditional HVAC options. You’ll also need insulation and ventilation regardless of your space. 

While planning your renovation, consider things like built-ins and under-stairs storage to save space. Decor and design elements personalize the space, too. From light fixtures to switch plates, even small details can change the feel of the space. 

Schedule Your Basement or Attic Renovation

Basement and attic renovations can be daunting to plan, but with the help of one of our award-winning designers, we can assist you in all the preparation that takes place before your renovation, help you along with your renovation, and provide you with the space you always dreamed of having.  From dealing with the initial considerations to the final touches, Volpe Enterprises, Inc. is qualified to help you with your attic or basement renovation. Start planning today!

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