Top 15 Home Updates #5

Top 15 Home Updates #5

#5 Attic Bedroom Conversion!

 

Average return at resale: 93.5 percent

•The average attic bedroom in a two- or three-bedroom house costs $39,188 and returns $36,649 at resale.

•That price includes a 15 x 15 ft. bedroom, a 5×7 bath with shower, a 15-ft. dormer, four windows and a closet.

•Add insulation in your attic to lower your utility bills. Just make sure the foil vapor barrier is installed down toward the ceiling to prevent moisture from seeping up.

•Can your existing HVAC system handle the load of another room? If not, factor in the cost of a second unit.

•A solar-powered attic fan is a super-efficient way to save on cooling your house. The attic fan exhausts heat from above your home and is powered by a solar cell on the roof – so it doesn’t add a cent to your utility bill!

This is also a perfect idea to add more available space in your home even if you are not planning on selling right away!

Would you consider making your attic a bedroom or other type of living area? We would love to hear your thoughts!