Many people have lots of usable space in their roofs, but they seldom do anything with it. Sure, it might sometimes get used to store things that don’t fit anywhere else in the home. But otherwise, it just lays dormant and unused.
If you’re reading this blog post because you want to do something with your unused attic, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at the following suggestions for some inspiration on how you can repurpose an otherwise lackluster and empty roof space in your home:
Use Your Roof for Creating Solar Power
Have you got a large roof space? If so, and your home is facing the right direction to capture lots of sunlight each day, you could generate electricity and hot water by harnessing the power of the sun.
Your roof will have ample space for housing PV cells (solar panels), and the batteries and equipment to convert and store the sun’s energy can get kept inside your roof space.
You may need to look at roof restoration if your roof tiles and structure have seen better days as PV cells need to get fitted on a sturdy base.
Create a New Bedroom
One of the most common uses for an otherwise unused roof space is to convert it into a new bedroom. If your roof is large enough, you could have a new bedroom built complete with an en-suite bathroom.
Attic bedrooms also add value to any house because it enables buyers with large families to live at your home comfortably. What’s more, an attic bedroom can also provide the perfect space for guests that stay at your home.
Create a Recreation Room
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a room in your home dedicated to fun activities like playing tabletop football, pool, or even video games on a large widescreen TV? You might be able to do those things in your living room, but space can be a problem for many families.
It makes better sense to create a purpose-built recreation room, and that is where your unused attic can come in handy.
Build a Model Railway Room
Are you a fan of model railways? If so, you could make one of your childhood dreams come true by building a model railway room in your unused attic space! You’ll have plenty of space to lay track and create props like model towns and cities.
If you love Lego, you could always create a model railway out of Lego trains, track pieces, and other items. The possibilities are endless, and an unused attic provides an excellent template to realize your model railway dreams.
Convert Your Attic Into an Office
Lastly, it’s no secret that more people are working remotely from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sitting in your living room with a hot laptop on your legs isn’t much fun; you need a more permanent and comfortable solution for your remote working needs.
It’s easy to convert your unused attic space into an office, and it will give you sanctuary from your family so you can work without distractions.