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October 29, 2011 by - 0 Comments
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Attic renovations bring to mind romantic stories of young maidens gazing out to sea to watch the return of their beloved, or princesses locked in the turret, waiting for their prince to rescue them. I always thought that leaping out of a high structure onto the back of a horse might be a bit painful, if not all together risky. Lofts in old carriage houses and solariums on the top of abandoned lighthouses make practical renovations of valuable real estate - unused space in solid structures.
Obviously, if all you have is a crawl space, as we did as children, which of course was the secret maze that led to the hidden kingdom and treasures untold, you don't have much to work with. Nor, if you have neglected your roof and your attic, will you be able to do much renovating because of the severe amount of roof repair necessary. Practically speaking, the first phase of renovation will be to make sure that your attic is sufficiently aerated with vents, possibly requiring a ridge vent. Your local roofer will know how to put in vents that will resolve the rainforest environment you have created with no way for hot air to escape.
Then, once you have removed any hint of mold, mildew and dry rot, you can insulate the attic and wall in an area to make it warm, secure and dry. A really beautiful option is to install an energy smart sky light and create a comfortable sitting area with lots of cushion so that you can watch the sun rise and set and the stars come and go. Drop down spiral staircases add to the romantic drama of your private hideaway, another great reasons for attic renovations.
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