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3 Things You Can Do To Turn Your Old Attic Into A Comfortable Guest Room

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Turning your attic into a comfortable guest room doesn't have to be an expensive and drawn-out process. Here are a few easy things you can do to make your attic the perfect spot for guests to stay in when they visit you:

1. Incorporate Some Ventilation

Your attic will need plenty of ventilation in order to keep your guests cool throughout the summer season. Ventilation will help keep the space aired out so that it doesn't become too stuffy or smelly while people are staying in there. And a well-vented space will help minimize moisture, mold, and mildew buildup as time goes on.

Luckily, you don't have to embark on any serious construction projects in order to incorporate some ventilation into the attic. Just have a contractor install intake and exhaust vents, then install your choice of ventilation equipment such as:

  • Domed mechanical vents

  • Gable vents

  • Ridge vents

  • Soffit vents

Your contractor can recommend a variety of venting options to meet your space, design, and maintenance preferences.

2. Add Some Depth to the Ceiling

If your attic ceiling is like most others, it isn't very attractive as-is. The beams and support boards can probably be seen as soon as you walk into the space. An easy way to fix up the ceiling and make the attic look more like a regular room is to add some depth to the ceiling by hanging tapestries from it.

Not only will the tapestries cover the ceiling beams and boards, but they'll help insulate the space and keep it warm during the winter season. And the designs on the tapestries will help bring the space to life without taking up any valuable floor real estate. Just use staples to attach the tapestries to the ceiling, using as many tapestries as necessary to cover the ceiling from corner to corner.

3. Install a Couple of Outlets and Light Switches

You can help make your new attic guest room more cozy and convenient by having a couple of electrical outlets and switches installed. This will allow you to put some lamps in the room without having to run extension cords from the main part of your house, and enable your guests to simply use a light switch to turn the lights on and off instead of having to plug them into an extension cord or feel around in the dark for a switch on the actual light source.

Your electrical outlets will also allow you to install extra comforts, like a ceiling fan, for your guests to enjoy during their stays. And your guests will be able to easily and privately plug their phones and laptops in without having to go down into your main house to do so. An electrician should be able to quickly get the job done before you paint the walls and furnish the room in time for a first guest.

For more information on electrical light switch installation, contact your local electricians.