Almost every owner of a private house has an attic, which, thanks to repairs and attic cladding, can be converted into an additional living room. Really, why do people rarely use this space, leave it empty or store tools there? Any loft can be turned into a bedroom, playroom, and art studio, even a home office.
The location of this area makes it a comfortable zone for those who have to work alone. Before proceeding with the expansion of the attic and its decoration, begin with the insulation of the front walls and roof. This work is usually done by specialists, but finishing can be done by a homeowner. Nowadays there are a lot of materials for finishing the attic, and the most popular are the following:
- The material offers many options for designing the room according to your wishes. Even a layperson can install the plastic panels easily and quickly, and the room will look beautiful. The main disadvantage of this material is its fragility – the material can break on impact.
- Wood panels and veneer You will get the coziest furnishings in this area if you agree to the processing of wooden attics. The panels are mounted in almost the same way as the plastic panels. They cost more, but their lifespan is much longer. Veneer is even the better option than wooden panels: it is lighter and resistant to mold.
- Drywall finishing, the advantages of this material include its lightness, non-combustibility and low cost. Big minus: You should always pay attention to the humidity in the room.