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  • Writer's pictureMichele Wilson

The Light In The Attic

Happy New Year! If you are anything like us and the holidays snowed you under that's ok. It's a new year and we're back fresh with our blog and ready to share some more fun renovation tips.

We've got an exciting one for you!

The Light in the Attic.

It's a partially unfinished attic. Our clients are wanting to add a little bit more living space by finishing off about 500sq feet.

Now just because you may have an unfinished attic doesn't mean it's as simple as adding drywall, and flooring, to call it a bedroom or bonus room, and here's why.


For this renovation, this particular home is on septic. That means we not only have to take into consideration the septic field, but also the capacity of what that load is per county code when taking into consideration their septic, HVAC and plumbing allotments.

For this project, we're going to open up the space to the existing finished area of the attic, add a window, and some other cool features you won't want to miss. We aren't adding a bathroom, but we are going to have to relocate the vents going through the attic to the roof from the bathroom below it.

This renovation requires the following trades and work to be done:

  • Structural Engineer

  • Insulation

  • Flooring

  • Framing

  • Electrical

  • Plumbing

  • HVAC

  • Drywall

  • Paint

  • and Roof Repair

If you've kept count, that's 10 specialty trades we are coordinating for our clients to see this project through. Unfinished attic renovations are considered major projects, and it can be very stressful to unexpecting homeowners when trying to navigate through all that.

The key to loving your project is: really solid communication, choosing quality labor over cheap, and staying organized from the beginning. Follow along as we kick off this project! We can't wait to show you the progress along the way and the before and afters at the end.


Tell us, what are some features of this project you want to see more of?

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