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Turn a Wasted Attic Into a Cool Room

One family takes a room with a severely slanted ceiling and remodels the space into a unique and fun room. Learn how to transform a wasted attic into a cool place to hang out with these easy steps.

The attic space off of Kennedee Ford's bedroom is the subject of many family debates. She wants to use it as a place to hang out, get away from her brother and work on her art. Her father, Doug, is OK with that as long as he can still use the area for storage, down the road. Host Karl Champley arrives with a plan to turn the clutter-filled room with the slanted ceiling into a hip hangout for daughter and a multi-purpose storage space for dad.

Create your own unique room out of an otherwise unusable space.

  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

How to Finish Attic Walls and Ceilings

In a tight attic space, finishing the walls and ceiling is especially important. Learn how to finish an attic's walls and ceiling with these easy step-by-step directions.

  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

How to Create a Swing-Out Sofa

In a tight attic, adding furniture can seem impossible. But with a little help, this homeowner installs a sofa that goes into the wall when no one is sitting on it. Learn how to construct a swing-out sofa with these easy directions.

  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

How to Put Together Carpet Tiles

Adding carpet to a room can be an expensive task that seems like it requires professional assistance, but anyone can do it using carpet tiles. Learn how to install carpet tiles with these easy step-by-step directions.

  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

How to Install a Recessed Book Shelf

Bookshelves can take up valuable space, but by recessing them, you get the storage without any of the cons. Learn how to add a recessed bookshelf to any room in your home with these easy step-by-step instructions.

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