Converting a Basement, Attic or Outdoor Space
A home makeover can help maximize your current space and increase your home's resale value. There are some simple changes you can make without moving or tackling an expensive addition. To get the most value out of your home, the most popular projects involve incorporating outdoor areas and converting spaces such as basements and attics into living space.
Basements or Attics
Converting an attic is a simple way to add that extra bedroom or private bonus area. Choosing the right windows is particularly important here because heat rises. Look for windows that offer maximum ventilation, such as double-hung or casement windows. Energy-efficient features, such as Low-E glass, are also important for maintaining comfortable temperatures inside the home.
Some basements may require an egress window, a structural emergency exit specifically designed for underground floors. JELD-WEN emphasizes that it’s important to discuss these considerations with an architect or engineer for the proper selection.
Grow your living space and enjoy nature by combining your outdoor and indoor spaces. Gaining greater access to the outdoors begins with selecting your patio door style. A sliding door helps when clearance is tight. Double-swinging doors can offer a dramatic and useful opening if you have the space. Folding doors can add drama by opening an entire wall to enjoy your view.
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