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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. Wasted Attic Space (01:05)

    Home improvement expert Karl Champley vlogs about using wasted attic space.

  2. 2. Attic Dek (01:05)

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

  3. 3. 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 ...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 4. Attic Battlefield (03:55)

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

  5. 5. Werner Televator (01:02)

    Check out a ladder designed for homes with minimal space into their attics.

  6. 6. Add Insulation to Attic Floor (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for adding insulation to an attic floor.

  7. 7. Insulating Attics and Roofs

    Learn how to increase your energy savings. Use these step-by-step instructions to easily insulate your attic and roof.

    Time:
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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
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  8. 8. How to Repair a Roof Leak

    A roofline leak and an open attic vent are allowing both water and critters to enter this home. Learn how to repair a roofline hole and...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. How to Install Fiberglass Attic Insulation

    If small critters get into your attic they can cause damage to your insulation, wiring or framing. Here is the best way to repair insul...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 11. Attic Bonus Room (20:00)

    The Thompsons have a $9,000 budget and big renovation plans.

  12. 12. How to Install an Attic Ladder

    Attics can offer an excellent storage location, but attics sometimes don't come with easy access. Learn how to install an attic ladder ...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. The Wellses (01:04)

    Bryan and Karrie want to turn the attic of their cottage into a bedroom.

  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. The Simmons Job (20:00)

    Gina and Joey want to turn their attic into a master bedroom and bath.

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