The attic is often one of the most overlooked areas in a home, and few come to the realisation that they are missing a huge opportunity by not doing anything with their attic. There is actually quite a lot that you can do with that area to not only make your home a more attractive place to live in, but to also raise its value for future sales.
Use that slanted ceiling!
One of the key features of your attic is the slanted ceiling created by the roof. This holds many interesting opportunities for those who can work with shapes more effectively. If you have windows at regular intervals in your roof, you can use the light coming in from them to create an amazing setting on the inside.
Additionally, you can hang various kinds of decorations and even furniture around the slanted ceiling in order to make more efficient use of the space available underneath it. Just make sure that you’re not obstructing the passage of occupants going about their everyday lives.
A room just for you
One thing that’s strangely missing from many modern homes is a room for some proper rest and relaxation. Not just a regular living room, but something more personal and intimate. A bookshelf with your favorite collection lined up against the wall, a fireplace cozily crackling right across from your sofa… there is a lot you can do to make that room feel more like your own place.
And considering how easy it is to modify a space like that afterwards, this type of loft conversion will add a lot to the value of your home in a potential sale afterwards. Of course, this depends on how much the new buyer would value having a private place like that, but you’d be surprised how many people actually see this as a great benefit and don’t even realize it themselves.
Using your utilities efficiently
If you’re looking to make your home a truly good value on the market, one of the best ways to go about that is to make sure that it’s efficient in its use of utilities. The attic can be a huge source of energy losses, especially in older homes, and it’s one of the first places you need to look if you’re trying to make your home less wasteful.
This is unfortunately not something you should attempt without the assistance of an expert, as it can be a daunting task. However, even when you consider the money you’d have to spend on getting professional advice, this can still be a huge money saver in the long run.
Be advised that this may require some significant changes to the design of your attic though, the kind of renovation that you may not be prepared to go through right now. Careful planning can save you a lot of headache in this regard.
Taking a good, long look at your attic is a great way to boost the value of your home and make it a nicer place for you to live in yourself. It can take a while before you’ve discovered what works and what doesn’t for your own particular home’s situation, but the final result will be well worth all the effort. And with the help of the Internet, you can’t really run out of ideas!
I love attics. I don’t get why people waste the space. If it has big space, I’d definitely turn it into a room. Anyway, awesome ideas Rebecca!