At Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, we’ve discovered that many homeowners who have attics aren’t using the space as well as they could. Some people use it as dusty storage, while others might even just let it sit empty. Are you one of those homeowners? If your answer is “yes,” now might be a good time to figure out how make better use of that space. Read below for a few ideas about attics.
Make Over Your Attic to Serve You
If you’re willing to put in a little elbow grease, you might be able to transform your attic from dust and cobwebs to usable space you spend lots of time in—just remember to check out local building codes, get any needed permits, and have an HVAC company ensure that your ductwork is in order so that safety and efficiency are top of mind. Beyond that, here are a few ideas to consider for your attic:
- That fun reading nook. Your attic has a potential to become a quiet reading haven away from the hubbub of your home. Give it a nice coat of paint and bring in some comfy furniture (use lower furniture if the attic has sloped ceilings). With a cushioned bench, a side table, a few accessories, and a reading lamp, the area could become your stress-free quiet zone.
- Room for rent. Vacation and short-term rentals can bring homeowners extra cash each month, and your attic could be just right for a bedroom rental with a little work. If it’s big enough, you could even turn it into a cute studio apartment, with an economy kitchen, a half bath, and a sleeping area.
- A bathroom of your dreams. Your attic could be the quiet, spa-like retreat you dream of. Even if you don’t go all-out with luxury, adding an extra bath to your home could increase its overall value.
- A closet to spread out in. If yours is like many homes, there’s just not enough closet space. So why not use the space above your head to create the closet you’ve dreamed of? Paint the space a clean white, and add a full mirror, a dresser, a changing stool, and a wardrobe. Voila! Now your clothes have room to breathe.
Window Coverings for the Finish
With more directed use, your attic now has the same requirements for windows as the main part of the house. You’ll want to consider light and privacy control, UV ray protection, and insulation. Check out options like Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades, or Solera® Soft Shades for attractive products that help keep outside air out and inside air in. For a skylight, consider treatments like Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds or Vertical Solutions® Vertical Blinds. And if you really want to kick your attic look up a notch, think about side panels from the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™.
Ideas for Attics in Monmouth Beach New Jersey
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