Attic Renovation and Remodeling
Transforming a dusty, uninsulated attic into a beautiful, finished living space is one of the best ways to add additional square footage to your home. Attics do present some challenges, which require a team of experienced designers and remodelers to navigate. Pitched attic roofs that break the space into unique geometrical areas often call for creative design solutions. As well, there are a few building codes specific to attic remodels that must be complied with.
We work to ensure that there is plenty of headroom, so the space is both comfortable and safe. Stairs also need headroom, as well as adequate rise, run, and handrails. Doors may need to be custom-sized in order to provide access for both people and furniture, and windows may also need to fit irregular spaces while providing adequate daylight and safety egress. Insulation and ventilation present interesting challenges, too, as attics are often warmer from rising house heat, or require insulation that will fit existing spaces while providing a comfortable climate.
Sometimes your home’s existing structure may present tricky design challenges. Floor joists might not be deep enough to support the additional load an occupied space requires, or they might not be deep enough to hide plumbing lines if you’re adding a bathroom. Ceiling cavities might not be big enough to hide ceiling fan housings or electrical j-boxes. Or routing new plumbing, electrical and HVAC can require creative approaches that meet both your aesthetics and stringent building codes. We have experience turning these challenges into beautiful solutions.
ARCIFORM has successfully completed many attic remodels over the years, giving owners much needed additional space in order to more comfortably live in their beloved homes. The beauty of an attic remodel is that it can become a conveniently flexible part of the home. Creating a space that can be a home office or playroom full time yet easily convert to a guest room, or creating a bedroom suite or multiple bedrooms for a growing family allows homeowners the opportunity to utilize the full capacity of their square footage.
If you have an attic that is begging to become a more integrated and well-loved part of your home, schedule a design consultation with our talented staff today!