Attic Remodeling: Create More Livable Space in Your Home
If you’re outgrowing your home and need more space but don’t want to build an addition, interior space reconfiguration can be a practical alternative. You probably don’t know it, but there is a lot of potential in your home—and one of the first places you should look is the attic!
Converting your attic into a livable room is not only an excellent way to expand space but may also be possible at a reasonable cost, depending on the final design. Generally, a ceiling of the minimal legal height (7 feet, 6 inches), staircase at least 36 inches wide with risers and treads that meet current codes, and a bedroom egress window that meets current building codes will allow you to remodel your attic in the most cost-effective way. It doesn’t take a lot to transform your attic into a livable space!
How do you want to use the extra space? You can turn the attic into any room, such as a:
- Home office
- Workspace for drawing, painting, wood work, etc.
- And more
However you want to use your remodeled attic, it’s important to take energy efficiency into consideration and make it a space that is livable all year round. Wentworth can handle all the details of your attic remodeling project and make sure they are accounted for, such as:
- Properly sealed ductwork
- Heating and cooling (gas fired forced air, electric heat pumps, radiators, etc.)
- Piping and plumbing (particularly if you’re going to add a bathroom)
- Shed dormer (great way to increase usable floor space of an attic and potentially add ceiling height)
- Roof framing
- And more
The Wentworth team has experience remodeling all types of attics and will make sure no detail is overlooked, and we will also make sure we produce the best results for you. For example, when dealing with roof framing and attic remodeling where structural analysis is required and the ridge beam must be supported structurally down to the foundation, we will consult with a structural engineer before construction to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Attic Remodeling Services in Maryland, DC & Virginia
Transforming your attic into usable space can be beneficial in any home, but there is much that goes into it. This is why it’s essential to talk to an experienced and licensed architect. Wentworth has remodeled attics throughout Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia and looks forward to helping you achieve your remodeling dreams.
Contact us today to learn about our design and remodeling services!