Friday, February 28, 2014

Remodelers Say Attic Conversions on The Rise

More and more homeowners are converting their attics into living space.  This allows the homeowner to have the extra space needed to live a superlative lifestyle. At Incredible Renovations 1 in 4 jobs are attic conversions, says Adam Bakir, General Manager.

According to the EPA, "Converting attic space to living space is popular and can be very economical. However, as you bring an attic into your living space, you should use care to ensure the attic is brought all the way into the living space to avoid comfort problems (too hot/too cold) and to prevent other conditions which could impact your health or the structure of your home. These include the air-sealing and insulation issues discussed above, as well as other considerations mentioned below. No-Regrets Remodeling provides a good overview of the issues."

"Converting your attic to living space may present a good opportunity to replace old windows with new ENERGY STAR® windows. While costs do not always justify the change from purely an energy savings perspective, there may be other benefits of new windows."

"More efficient windows may be less prone to condensation and related mold growth. Painted window sashes and frames in homes built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint; this is a special concern because the friction of opening and closing windows can release lead dust into the home; new windows can solve this problem."

With the summer on its way, what a better time to convert your attic in living space.

For more information, contact Incredible Renovations at 713-532-2526 or


  1. Hi, nice post. creating an Attic save more space, you can have you utility room or other purpose for it, it is a part of home remodeling that will sure benefit your needs

  2. Hi, nice post. Thanks for the information, very informative for home remodeling enthusiast. Its a space saver for a bigger family.

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  4. My mom and dad bought an old fixer upper for my husband and I and we are supposed to pay for the renovations. I want to get the bathroom and kitchen renovated first since they are the places that bother me the most. I am thinking of white cabinets with dark wood floors. I can not wait to get started.
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  5. Thank you so much for the information. My husband and I want to convert our attic into a living space for guests. Neither of us are experts when it comes to renovations, so I'm trying to do a little research. I'll be sure to take your advice about proper insulation and air sealing.

    Susan Hirst |

  6. Attics are normally used for storage or are just empty space. The attic that I have is currently used to store all of the Christmas and Halloween decorations. I've never really thought about getting it renovated into a living space. I wouldn't even know how the contractor would even do that. Perhaps one day I will and when that day comes, I'll ask my contractor to see what they say.