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Use this 6-Step Home Remodeling "Quick Guide" to review the attic conversion process. It assembles information you need and outlines it a step-by-step view.

Step 1: Analyze the Numbers

Before you start any attic conversion project, run some financial numbers to determine whether your project is a smart investment.

The numbers include the estimated costs, home value assessment, financing costs, and other related calculations.

Review cost-related issues to attic conversion vs. buying a new home.

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Step 2: Collect Ideas

Your 2nd step in attic conversion is deciding what you would like to do and collecting ideas.

This includes reviewing -

  • attic conversion pics,
  • attic conversion ideas,
  • architectural plans,
  • floor layouts,
  • home gallery,
  • attic company information,
  • attic conversion shopping and more.

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Step 3: Plan the Needed Specs

Step 3 is sketching your ideas on paper (or digitally) and developing the spec plan.

The spec plan determines what type of materials and design considerations that will be needed. It will also contain the product specifications for each remodeling element such as attic appliances, flooring, cabinetry, other.

You will use the spec plan and architectural design to bid the project out to a contractor.

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Step 4: Find a Contractor

Step 4 is finding and negotiating the contract with a attic conversion contractor.

Give your remodeling ideas and specs to a contractor for review and bid analysis.

Use the local network (aligned with HomeAdvisor) to find the right contractor for your project.

Review guides for contractor selection and negotiation.

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Step 5: Financing Your Project

Step 5 is arranging financing once you select the contractor and finalize the contract for your project.

Using the equity value in your home is one of the best financing option for attic conversion. Start with a home equity line of credit or a bank equity program.

Other options may include cash-out refinancing, personal savings, and/or financing from home improvement contractors.

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Step 6: Manage the Project

Step 6 is where the project begins.

It starts with setting up the work area, removing everything that needs to be replaced, installing plumbing and electrical if needed, putting in the final touches, etc.

It also means working with the contractor, managing the project, and getting the remodeling project inspected before releasing any funds.

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View Attic Conversion Ideas

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The 2nd step in attic conversion is deciding what you would like to do. This includes reviewing attic conversion ideas, architectural styles, home pics and more.

View A: Attic Photo Remodeling

Our collection of photo remodeling ideas for the attic (and basement) area.

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basement

 

View B: House Plans

An excellent resource for remodeling trends is to view house plans from leading architects.

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house plans
more house plans
architectural styles

 

View C: Gallery

View our selected gallery for the attic area.

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gallery: attic conversion
gallery: basement uses

 

View E: Home Improvement Directory

Finally, view this indexed directory to product information from manufacturers and retail operations.

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search: attic
search: basement

 

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Converting Your Attic Space

It depends on the original attic structure. If you have the height and support to convert the attic into a bonus room, you should consider making the remodeling investment.

Let's start with this step-by-step guide after you review the attic conversion ideas and topics above to help plan and manage your attic remodeling.