Attic Planning

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How to Convert an Attic into a Living Space

Create a whole new habitable area.

Skylight installation.
How to Install Skylights in Your Attic

Skylights can be a step toward making an attic livable.

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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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Information About Attic Storage and Mildew Damage

Think your stuff is safe up in the attic? Not necessarily.

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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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How to Install an Attic Hatch and Ladder - Part 2

You've made your hatch. Time to add the ladder.

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4 Attic Storage Container Insulation Tips

Learn a few simple solutions to insulate storage containers.

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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 Bedroom Conversion

Attic space just sitting there? Put it to use as a bedroom!

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Answers to Attic Questions #2

Got attic questions? We got answers.

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Werner's Easy Access Attic Ladder 9 - Set Ladder Height

Ready to get this project over with? One last step.

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Werner's Easy Access Attic Ladder 3 - Location

Where to put your attic ladder? Look for this criteria.

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How to Install an Attic Hatch and Ladder - Part 1

Can't get to your attic? Now you have no excuse.

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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.

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A Guide to Routine Attic Maintenance

A few easy steps to perform a seasonal attic inspection.

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How to Install Telescoping Attic Stairs

How-to Install telescoping attic stairs yourself.

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Answers to Attic Questions #1

Got attic questions? We've got answers.

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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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How to Build a Folding Attic Access Ladder

Tired out getting out a ladder just to reach the attic?

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Attic Access Door Replacement

The old attic stairs not cutting it? Install shiny new ones.

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Potential Attic Disasters to Check for Now

Some common attic problems to look out for and fix ASAP.

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Werner's Easy Access Attic Ladder 8 - Install the Ladder

Done attaching the frame? Time to attach the ladder itself.

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4 Attic Light Options

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

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Adding Windows to an Attic

Want to shed some light on the dusty contents of your attic?

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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 7 - Install the Frame

You've framed the opening, now install the frame.

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Estimating the Cost of Finishing Your Attic

Are you planning to finish your attic? Here's what to know.

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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!

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Finishing an Attic: Heating and Cooling Considerations

What use is a finished attic if it's too hot or cold?

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Attic Remodeling Tips

Remodeling your attic? Follow these tips!