Converting an attic into an extra room can be great way to add an extra bedroom or home office to your house, but it’s may not be as simple as you might think. Here are tips to consider when planning an attic conversion for your home:

  • Attic Space: Make sure your attic has enough overall space and height to serve as a room. An attic with a steeply pitched roof works best, since it allows for enough ceiling height in the room.
  • Attic Access: An attic conversion requires easy access from an adjoining second-story room or a staircase to provide entrance to and exit from the room.
  • Attic Floor Framing: The floor joists in an attic may not be strong enough to support a living space and could require additional support, which can be expensive and reduce the available ceiling height in an attic.
  • Attic Windows: An attic conversion usually requires adding windows to provide natural light and for escape in emergencies. Gable windows are easier to install and less expensive than the cost of adding dormers to the roof.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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