Transforming An Attic Space Into A Functional Office Space

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That open space you have upstairs may get little attention, but with a little creative thinking and the right contractors, an attic space could easily be transformed into a functional work area. Even though the area is likely without electricity, climate control, or possibly even finished flooring, it is just the right size for a small office space and best of all, it is set above the rest of the house where you can find peace and quiet without going too far away. Here are a few easy steps to get you started on your attic office space transformation. 

Add Necessary Electrical Components

No office space can be functional without lights overhead and electrical outlets. Therefore, the first person you need to call when you plan to transform your attic into an office is an electrician. A professional from an electrical services company will take the time to implement new wiring for lighting and outlets, but they can also help you with installing climate control or ventilation as well. It is important that you call an electrician early on, as installing the electrical components will be logical to do before the construction work begins, which will usually involve finishing walls, floors and ceiling. 

For more information, contact K & W Electric Inc. or a similar company.

Hire a Construction Contractor

There are several things about an unfinished attic that make it non-functional. For example, you may have a fold-down ladder as an access point or open insulation instead of a floor. A good general contractor can help you make the space perfect for an office by adding an actual staircase if needed for access and finishing floors, walls, and ceilings. You may also like to have a window added, since most attics barely have more than a plain vent at the eves of the roof. Additionally, you may need a contractor to take a look at attic insulation to ensure that the space can be heated or cooled efficiently. 

You may think that the attic that you have in your house is nothing more than a blank space that is necessary in the home's design but serves no function. However, with a little time and effort, the attic that you rarely ever see could easily become an office space in your home that you highly value. Not only will you find value in this kind of transformation, but this change could easily boost the value of your home to potential buyers if you decide to sell in the future. 

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