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Attic Renovation Manhattan KS

Looking for Attic Renovation in Manhattan? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Manhattan that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Attic Renovation in Manhattan.

Superior Roofing
(785) 537-8777
2151 Fort Riley Blvd Ste F
Manhattan, KS
 
Reliable Repair
785-539-6280
PO Box 1414
Manhattan, KS
 
Economy Electric
(785) 776-7279
2726 Amherst Avenue Ste C
Manhattan, KS
 
Triple A Painting
785-537-7373
1431 cambridge
manhattan, KS
 
D & R Construction Inc
(785) 776-1087
210 Southwind Pl
Manhattan, KS
 
Horizon Design & Woodworking
(785) 776-1660
1001 Colorado St
Manhattan, KS
 
Owen'S Remodeling
(785) 537-4024
2910 Cindella Dr
Manhattan, KS
 
Hb Construction
(785) 539-9143
2122 Stillman Drive
Manhattan, KS
 
Honey-Do Handyman Inc
(785) 539-2726
PO Box 535
Manhattan, KS
 
Thierer Roofing
(785) 537-3777
1616 Barrington Dr
Manhattan, KS
 

How to Renovate an Attic Bonus Room

Written by Matthew C. Keegan  //  2011/11/24  //  Attic , Home Improvement  //  No comments

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Homeowners who are pressed for space, but not desiring to change the footprint or size of their home, should look up. As in their attic space. Most homes have attics and most attics can accommodate at least one room, a bonus room of sorts that can add value and living space to any room.

Fortunately, an attic renovation project doesn’t have to be terribly complex and it can be a cost effective one too. You can transform most any attic bonus room area into usable space, a project that can be done over a long weekend.

Remove the current clutter — You’ve been using your attic for storage, but now you need to free up that area of living space. Get rid of stored furniture, boxes and seasonal items, moving this stuff to another area of the house or donating same the same to the Salvation Army, Goodwill, Vietnam Veterans or other organization.

Clean it up — Vacuum floors, wash walls and clean windows. Access what can be used in your new living area, such as the current walls or flooring, and determine what needs to be replaced, such as those leaky, drafty windows. Familiarize yourself with EnergyStar ratings to find the windows that work best with your home.

Patch the walls — Inspect the walls for damage and patch the same. Or, put up new dry wall, and prime and paint the walls. Choose light, warm colors to create an open, soothing environment. Consider accenting one wall with wall paper or a contrast a wall with a different paint color for visual appeal or to conceal a defect.

Consider the floors — If you already have wood floors in place, then you’re in good shape. Otherwise, you may have to lay down new flooring. Examine the current flooring to see if it is designed to hold weight. If not, you’ll need reinforce the floor first. With wood floors in place, you can leave these bar, add carpeting or get a throw rug. Carpeting may be best for a room that has insufficient heating, but is still usable for a bedroom, an office or as a hideaway room.

Lighting and outlets — You may need to hire an electrician if your lighting and electrical connections are not sufficient in your attic. You’ll want a sufficient number of electrical outlets, overhead lighting and you may want to extend your home’s security system to the top floor of your house. Ensure tha...

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