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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.

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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. Old Attic Wood Finds New Use (00:01:42)

    Nicole salvages old wood from the attic to use for the new half-bath floor.

  3. 3. Toys in the Attic (00:20:00)

    Mark & Jennifer's loft, is full of dress-up clothes and kids' art supplies.

  4. 4. Attic Access (01:44)

    Adding attic access is an effective way to take advantage of unused space.

  5. 5. Amazing Attic Conversion (20:00)

    An unfinished skeleton of a room is transformed into a beautiful bedroom.

  6. 6. The Mega Den Space Station (00:03:46)

    Anitra turns an attic into a mega den with "space station" for the kids.

  7. 7. How to Build a Recessed Cabinet in an Attic Bedroom

    Make and install a built-in cabinet to fit inside an attic wall.

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  8. 8. Attic Attack! (20:01)

    Paul and Darcey have an attic in desperate need of help!

  9. 9. Create Attic Storage Space (00:04:27)

    Turn unused attic space into much-needed storage.

  10. 10. Tubular Skylight Install (07:20)

    In only three hours, Amy and homeowner Tom install a tubular skylight.

  11. 11. Master Bedroom (20:00)

    A master bedroom gets an update with storage, a sitting area and fireplace.

  12. 12. Attic Bonus Room (00:03:24)

    An $11,000 attic remodel adds $23,000 to the value of this home.

  13. 13. Insulation How-To (03:41)

    Everything you need to know about insulation choices and R-values.

  14. 14. Add Insulation to Attic Floor (00:01:02)

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

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

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

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