The attic room is often only used for a limited storage facilities, or even not used at all. Whereas the attic space can be utilized more than that.
You can even process the attic into a bedroom that is ideal for occupancy. But to build a room in the attic area required careful planning. Moreover, this area is where the hot air circulation.
Here are five important things you should consider before making a room in the attic.
1. Change the Ceiling to Floor
Make room on the roof means you have to change the ceiling into a floor. It’s certainly not easy. The first step, you have to dismantle the ceiling first, then replace it with a cast floor or no.
The goal is that the attic become stronger to be occupied furnishings and bearktivitas. We recommend using lightweight materials floor coverings to reduce the burden, such as wood or vinyl flooring.
2. Roof Construction
Note the roof construction. Roof material and slope can affect the comfort of the room. Make sure roof RUAG sufficient distance to your current position stand so you stay comfortable while on the move in the attic.
Safe limit slope of the roof that is 50 percent or 84 inches. This size is the standard size for the position of standing in the attic. Ideal for ceiling height of no less than 2 – 2.4 meters.
We recommend using a wooden frame or concrete for horses both these materials range from 3-4 meters. Better than mild steel frame construction which has a distance of 1-1.5 meters meeting.
3. Air Circulation
Eve of air in the attic area is certainly more heat compared to other parts of the room in the house because of exposure to direct sunlight.
As a workaround, you can use an insulator underneath a layer of tiles, such as aluminum foil, glass wool or polyurethane to reduce heat absorption. Add a window for air circulation. You can also install air conditioning.
For the arrangement of light, you can add a skylight / dormer windows. The size of skylight you can define yourself as needed. For not too hot and blinding you could put a skylight in the darkest side of the room.
5. Access Attic
Do not forget access to the attic. Moreover, if the room is made for your child. Note the wide side of the stairs so as not difficult for children to move.
Note also the position put the ladder. Not to make the house look cramped and disrupt the flow of activities in the basement.
Furniture Fit in
The attic room is usually not too big, because it was to fill the space using furniture that is built in, so that the design fit with the room. Choose a multifunctional furniture as well as a storage box.
Some houses do not have an attic to be converted into a bedroom, but a few houses and new apartments are now designing the interior with a ceiling height of over 4 meters, so it can be transformed into a mezzanine space.