Attic Planning

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How to Convert an Attic into a Living Space

Create a whole new habitable area.

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Humanely Deterring Pests From Your Attic in 5 Steps

Small critters don't belong in your attic.

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How to Create Extra Living Space in Your Attic

Your attic is a treasure trove of unused space.

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Adding Dormers to an Attic

A dormer will bring additional light and headroom.

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Advantages of a Finished Attic

Attics. To finish or not to finish? That is the question.

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Attic Remodeling Tips

Remodeling your attic? Follow these tips!

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How to Install Attic Stairs

Can't get to your attic? Add some stairs with this guide.

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Building Attic Storage Containers on a Budget

Got a messy attic? Here's 2 great attic storage containers.

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Attic Makeovers

What kind of extra space can your attic provide?

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How to Install an Attic Hatch and Ladder

Build in some access to that hard to reach spot.

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Preserving Furniture with Attic Storage Containers

Think your things are safe up in the attic? Not necessarily.

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Werner's Easy Access Attic Ladder 4 - Cut Hole in Ceiling

Have an inaccessible attic? Here's how to make an entrance.

A dingy attic full of junk.
7 Wall Storage Ideas to Keep Your Attic Clutter-free

Are you afraid to go into the attic? Vanquish the clutter.

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4 Attic Light Options

Don't be the thing that goes bump in the night.

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Little Known Attic Flooring Options

Make your attic more useful by adding a floor to it.

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How to Make Attic Storage Containers Airtight

Don't let your stuff in the attic deteriorate. It won't with airtight containers.

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Werner's Easy Access Attic Ladder 6 - Frame Opening

You've cut your ceiling joists. Now it's time for the frame.

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Werner's Easy Access Attic Ladder 5 - Cut Ceiling Joists

You've cut a hole in your ceiling— now to cut the joists!

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How to Add an Attic Light

Don't trip on your old boxes ever again! Put a light in your attic, already!