Attic remodeling is a great way to add extra space to your home. The space can be utilized in a variety of ways such as an extra bedroom, office, kids playroom, library, art space, or even finished storage space. Before considering a remodel there are certain factors to consider. The preferred set up for an attic renovation is an A frame. If you have W shaped trusses you'd probably want to consider an addition instead. A frames already have space available to remodel, but you need to check with local building codes to make sure you have enough height clearance.
You'll also want to think about access. How will you get to your new room? A staircase is going to take up floor space. A straight run stair will take between 10 and 14 feet while a spiral stair will take up about 5 feet of space. How's the natural light in your attic? Windows and skylights are a great way to brighten up the space. Some types of rooms, such as bedrooms, require a window per building code in case of a fire. Code also requires that your attic floor has the correct weight baring floor frame.
What about heating and cooling? Kansas City has such a variety of weather you'll probably want to insulate and add heating/cooling vents to keep your new space the perfect temperature. Whatever your vision is for your attic we can provide a beautiful finished product that'll not only increase your square footage but it will also increase the value of your home. We're happy to help you dream big and make suggestions on possibilities. Give us a call and we'll look at your space together.