Brush Away The Cobwebs: The Attic

 

There’s nothing more important in a home than making it look great. Aside from the obvious need to make a house look beautiful, you also want it to be functional. Going room to room in your house and discovering which rooms need an upgrade can be a lot of fun. It’s common for people to focus on the living room and kitchen at first, because both of these rooms are used all the time.

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The other rooms in the house aren’t necessarily neglected, but if you are looking to make a serious change in the home, look a little further north of the bedroom and into the loft space. Buying a house with a ready-made loft space is the dream for most people. Utilising a huge and empty space in the roof as a chill out area or an extra bedroom is so valuable. A lot of people don’t have the funds to gut and remodel an entire attic so a ready-made one is perfect. The question is how you can make beautiful upgrades without turning your home into a building site?

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  • One of the first things you can do in your loft is give it the best deep-clean you can. Lofts are spaces that contain a lot of heat as it rises through the house. This can breed damp conditions if there’s a leak, and you can even find half the loft ruined with pests like termites if you don’t keep an eye on it. Calling in a professional cleaning company can save you a lot of time, and calling Terminix for any pests can really make a difference. Your loft should be somewhere you can relax and decorate properly, and you can’t do that without the basics.
  • Installing a ceiling fan if you have the right amount of headroom can do wonders for your loft space. Cleaning out the cobwebs isn’t just about scrubbing the corners of the room. You can cool the loft right down by installing a fan and balance the climate, making the whole space far more comfortable.
  • Lacking in insulation in the roof? Don’t panic, this can be fixed. You can invest in the usual fibreglass insulation or you can spend a little bit more on spray-foam insulation like this. Your roof is the biggest area for heat loss in your home and the foam forms a tight air barrier.
  • Noise from the floor of the attic can be disruptive to the rest of the house. Laying down carpet or rugs can really help to minimise the noise and make the living experience far more enjoyable.

Interior design is a fun project, but it can get expensive. Make a list of all the changes you’d like to make in the home and don’t leave out the loft. You can do so much with the space and even if you just need somewhere for extra storage, that’s exactly what it can be for. Your home needs a little TLC sometimes and all it will take is some effort and a really good feather duster!  

 

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