We recently talked about garage conversions, where your unused garage is converted into a useful office space, in-law addition, or play room. You can do the same with your attic. As long as your attic passes local building codes, which we will check for you, you can convert your attic into a much-needed extra space. There are many benefits to converting your attic from a dreary storage area to a cozy guest bedroom or fun recreational area. Read on to learn how your home could benefit from an attic conversion.
Inexpensive Space Solution
One of the best things about converting an existing space is that it’s much less expensive than building a new add-on or moving to a bigger home. While an attic conversion is still a significant expense, the money spent is an investment in your current home. The average cost of moving a 3-bedroom household is approximately $4,000, which does not include lost wages due to taking time off of work to move. The money spent on moving only serves you in the moment, while the money spent on an attic conversion will continue to serve you for many years to come.
Added Home Value
Not only can you save money, you can actually make money by converting a room in your home. Turning your attic into a useful and beautiful space is enticing to potential home buyers. In fact, according to Remodeling Magazine, you can add as much as 84% of the cost of your attic remodel to the value of your home when it comes time to sell.
Grow Your Family
Whether your aging parents are moving in or you’re getting ready to have a baby, an attic conversion offers valuable space for new family members. Or, you can utilize your attic space as a hangout area for older kids to get away from younger family members and avoid arguments. Having an extra room in your home can do wonders to bring your family together.