The attic floor greatly enlivens the house's architecture and also increases the living area. Nowadays a private house with an attic floor is practically a model of countryside real estate. We will try to find out the reasons for this popularity as well as the advantages and disadvantages of attic floors in this article.
Attic Floor and Light
In a nutshell, the attic floor is a dwelling room located under the roof. If you apply some specialist knowledge, the attic floor can be transformed into one of the most sunlit and comfortable rooms in the house with a great land view. The attic floor windows will not only fill the room with light but will also show off the glamorous land view, as well as allow you to air the room.
The attic floor has been created for a unique interior — you should decide only what you are going to use this room for. For instance, it may house a back room, a home cinema or a billiard-room. The space under the roof slope is an ideal space to place the furniture or arrange some bookshelves. There is some distance between the attic floor and the other dwelling rooms, and it makes the attic floor one of the quietest and most private nooks in the whole house.
To maintain comfort temperature in the room and to prevent condensation from generating inside the attic room, installation of a ventilation system is required, as well as to provide for water and heat insulation.
Disadvantages of the Attic Floor
Price — due to the high cost of attic floor windows, heat insulation and sound protection, the attic floor does not allow you to save money during your house construction. The total cost of the attic floor arrangement can be comparable with the construction of the fully functional second floor.
Noise — when it rains or hails. To avoid unnecessary noise, you will have to provide for additional sound protection.