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How to Expand a Trapdoor for Installing Stairs

Begin a trapdoor construction process by framing out the trapdoor opening to make space for the stairs. These step-by-step instructions...

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Top 100 Attics Projects

  1. 1. Insulating a New Attic Room (00:01:00)

    Our insulating tips help turn an empty attic into usable living space.

  2. 2. Attic Storage (01:50)

    Turn your attic into a storage area with Brad Staggs' organizational tips.

  3. 3. Attic 'Master Suite' Makeover (00:03:30)

    Nicole creates a new master suite in the attic of the 25th Street bungalow.

  4. 4. Attic Suite (20:00)

    Abby and Jamey want to turn their unfinished upstairs into a master suite.

  5. 5. How to Install Trapdoor Stairs

    These basic step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to frame a trapdoor opening and install stairs leading into the attic.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 6. How to Create Attic Storage

    These instructions demonstrate how to add more storage space in an unused attic by installing pull-down stairs and plywood flooring.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 7. Attic Insulation (04:53)

    Follow along as Home Energy Savings insulates a home attic, step-by-step.

  8. 8. Daunting Dormer (03:59)

    John helps Donna and Toni save more than 10 grand on their attic redo.

  9. 9. Top to Bottom (20:00)

    Chris Grundy shows tools for jobs top to bottom and floor to ceiling.

  10. 10. Making Room for Babies (03:04)

    Seven years and three kids ago, their new house was plenty big -- for two.

  11. 11. How to Reinforce a Ceiling Beam

    A step-by-step process for adding support to the center beam in the attic to keep a ceiling crack below from coming back.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  12. 12. Attic Dek (01:05)

    Take advantage of unused space in your attic with this great solution.

  13. 13. Attic Hideaway Lounge (00:03:48)

    Josh turns a Memphis couple's unfinished attic into a hideaway lounge.

  14. 14. Attic Turned Man Room (00:20:00)

    An attic is transformed into a cozy and comfortable media room.

  15. 15. Attic Battlefield (03:55)

    Will Gina and Joey's marriage survive their attic renovation?

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