Attic offers you a wonderful opportunity to hide your least but still important usage items in a safe and organized way. This concealed compartment enables you with immense possibilities to explore for the unutilized space. You can even convert that additional room into a fully useful bedroom or an official breathing space.
For this you need basic supplies and tools to carry your furniture and other necessary big and small equipments conveniently. National Association for Home Builder experts suggest the attic steps to be minimally 42 inches broad.
Tools required: Lumber, Hand Saw and Crucial saw
Steps of building stairs to the attic: Before you do anything, get proper guidance from an expert carpenter to make an entry inside the attic.
Commence by cutting or breaking the hard plastered wall ceiling to make your way into the attic. It’s not a DIY job unless and until you have an experience of performing such strenuous tasks. Begin with outlining the opening from outside the attic and hit long nails beside the roof joist and finally mark the perimeter of your future stairs.
Employ the carpenter’s quadrangle to sketch the staircase gap on the ceiling under the attic. Exercise a handsaw and engrave through one of the beam. Make added cuts by standing on “A” frame ladder but never saw into a double beam as it holds the house structure intact. Construct lumber board frames based on the perimeter which is used for the opening of the stairs. Always employ flathead nails made up of stainless steel of 4 inches length.
Determine stair stringer’s length with the assistance of the carpenter. A carpenter cans gauge the length of the stairs from the base till the top of opening of the attic precisely. Stringers sustain stridden nails across the structure to become a significant part of the stepping staircase. It’s a good option to have each of the two stringers cut at the local neighboring carpentry shop. Utilize the “screws” or “nail guns” to safeguard the stringers at the flooring and at the apex of attic opening.
It’s a better choice to buy readymade treads to nail the stringers. Make sure, if you want each step’s riser to be enclosed. If yes, then consequently incise enough lengths to fit at the front of the steps. Employ small sized nails devoid of heads and fasten them to install the treads and the risers. With the assistance of the carpenter’s tool counterattack the nails underneath the surface of wood vaguely.
Hem in the surfaces of the stairs by means of drywall or wooden panels. Based on your pocket size, you can employ upscale panels or plywood panels. You can install a small sized door on the extreme side of the staircase. Attachment fittings in the form of wooden hand railings will assist people to maintain their balance while going up or down. Use a fastener to attach the metal fitting onto the wall framing to enable a good gripping of the handrail. It is a better option to purchase a ready-made handrail and fasten it to the fittings from the underneath of handrail.
Once you employ the above mentioned steps, you can make an astounding use of the underutilized space.