What Is the Cost to Turn an Attic Into a Living Space With a Raised Roof?

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Think about all the space in your attic, now think about what you are using it for. You are most likely using it to store things you are never going to use again. Just imagine what you could do with that space. If you take some time to go through all the boxes in your attic and get rid of the things you don’t really need you may find out that much less storage space is needed for the memories and items that really matter to you. Then you can start transforming your attic into a beautiful nursery, mater bedroom or play room for your kids. The options are endless. The article below highlights the average cost to transform an attic into a useable room in your home. This includes variations based on geography, extras that you may want to add and the value it could add to your home. All of these are important considerations to take when deciding to transform a space in your home. Once you know if you have the means to make the transformation it is time to organize and clean out the space to make sure you are ready to part with the items you have in storage. If you are getting rid of a lot of items remember to rent a dumpster to make your life easier. When you don’t throw something out right away, there is a much better chance it will just end up back in the attic and you will never get that extra room.

When your growing family leaves you feeling squeezed within the walls of your home, renovating the attic can serve as an effective and economical way to increase your space. The average attic remodel, including a 15-foot dormer for extra headroom, costs $49,438 as of 2014, according to a report by "Remodeling Magazine.".

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