Oftentimes, attics are overlooked as small, dusty spaces above the home that are really only good for keeping the holiday decorations until next year. Many people don’t realize that with a little bit of sprucing up, their attic could be a highly useful storage area or multipurpose room.
Using the attic for storage can free up a lot of extra space around your home and give you a whole new room to utilize. Here are some things to keep in mind if your attic is the next big home improvement project on your list.
Not all attics are created equal. Depending on the size and shape of your house, the attic could be rather spacious… or not. You will have to take into account how much space you actually have to work with in your attic. Even smaller attics can still be functional, however. When choosing storage solutions, simply opt for pieces that are easy to put together and move around, like storage bins. You could also opt for a completely custom-built storage unit that fits perfectly into the space.
There are several things you will want to consider when it comes to storing things in your attic. Since the attic is a bit isolated from the main part of the house, it can have different environmental factors. For example, if it is not temperature controlled, it may become too warm or cold in the attic and therefore less suitable for storing certain items. Dust can be a big issue as it accumulates easily and can build up if you don’t regularly clean the attic. You can increase sunlight exposure by adding windows or use an air filter to manage dust. Lastly, you should be aware of any potential uninvited guests, such as rodents, lizards or moths. This shouldn’t be a problem unless there are holes or vents without screens in the attic.
Use Dedicated Storage
If you are one to haphazardly throw things into the attic to store them, there’s a better way! While it can be tempting to set things here and forget them until they’re needed, actual storage can go a long way in this space. Having a dedicated storage system of cubbies and bins, cabinets, or shelves will do wonders for organization. You can place things in a specific place and never have to dig through piles of random things in your attic.
Not everyone thinks about their attic as a useful space, but it can serve as a great addition to any home storage. The key to creating a great attic is to utilize the available area to maximize functionality. Here at Closet & Storage Concepts Nevada, we’d love to help you complete your attic with built-in storage systems, cabinets, closets and more. Contact us today for a free estimate!
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