Getting The Attic Ready For Decorating

When you need to expand the family home but your budget is tight, it can be a lot cheaper to make the most of the space you have in the house rather than buying an entirely new home. If you don’t have a spare bedroom to turn into a study/office/nursery – take your pick – why not look up? Not the ceiling, the attic!

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A lot of homes have a loft space that is generally filled with dust, spiders and other junk, and getting the attic ready for decorating and converting is a huge job. If you have a space in the roof that is sizable enough, you could create a teen den, a nursery or even a longed-for office that you’ve needed for a while. A big job clearing junk and waste requires a company like Same-Day Rubbish Removal to be on hand. Moth-eaten boxes and old wood often need a run to the local rubbish dump, and you need some help for that. Decorating an attic is a big job, and we’ve put together some ways you can get yours ready before the conversion job begins.

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  • Clearing out the loft means a huge sort out. If you have been using yours as a holding area for all those ornaments and memories you don’t have on display, it’s time for a sort out. If you haven’t needed anything for a while, then ask yourself is it necessary to keep hold of it? Getting rid of all the boxes and debris is the first thing you need to do before sweeping and dusting the space.
  • Look around at the space you have left – this is going to be the decider. If you have open beams and you need a ceiling, calling in the professionals to quote your conversion is going to be next. You need to know exactly how much money you could be spending from paint to new walls and ceilings!
  • You’ve had your quote and you’ve cleaned out the space, so now it’s time to find out whether you need planning permission for your conversion. It’s always best to check with the local planning department to see whether it’s necessary or whether you could save yourself some money.
  • If you have a friend who’s an electrician, have them assess the space to see whether you need it rewiring. Making savings is important when you need to budget a new conversion!

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Once you’ve got all these pieces together you can make a start on the actual conversion. Choosing how to use the space is so important as once you’ve converted the room, it will end up costing more to decorate it all over again. You could go for an entirely neutral space so that the way you use the room is interchangeable. Your home doesn’t need to be replaced just to add some space, it just takes a little imagination and a lot of hard work to get it looking the exact way you want it to!

 

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