Find Hidden Additions in your Basement, Garage, and Attic

Looking for extra living space without the need for a major home addition? Basements, garages, and attics could be just the solution you’ve been searching for. These oft-overlooked areas of the house have the potential to be transformed into livable and functional spaces that can serve a multitude of purposes. With some creative vision, stunning design, and K. Fedewa Builders, you can turn these underutilized areas into the living spaces you’ve always dreamed of. Plus, by utilizing one of these already existing spaces in your home, you can save on the cost of a foundation, roof, and floor!


If you have a basement that’s currently just being used as a storage area, it’s time to rethink its potential. Basements are typically large and can be divided into different functional zones that can be used for various purposes. You could turn it into a home theater, game room, or even an additional bedroom. Add another bathroom too to make it truly complete. Don’t forget to add insulation and adequate ventilation to ensure that the basement is dry and comfortable.

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If your garage is mostly being used for storing your cars and old junk, you might be sitting on valuable square footage that could be converted into living space. Depending on your needs, you could turn it into a home office, gym, or even an additional living room. Garages can also become your new master bedroom, complete with ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet as well. You’ll need to make some modifications to your garage to make it livable though. You’ll need to insulate the space, add heating and cooling, and potentially even raise the garage floor to level it with the rest of your home.


Attics are often used for storing items that you no longer use, but with a little creativity, you could transform your attic into a comfortable living space. Before you begin, you’ll need to make sure that your attic is structurally sound and can support the weight of the added flooring, walls, and other items you’ll need. Don’t forget to determine where the stairs up to the attic will go in your home’s existing footprint. Once you’ve established that your attic is up for the task, you can start thinking about its potential uses. Attics are perfect for creating a quiet home office or a cozy bedroom.

Final thoughts

Turning your basement, garage, and attic into additional living space isn’t just a smart investment, it can also provide you with the extra space that you need for your family to grow. Just remember that converting these areas of your home into livable spaces isn’t an easy task. You’ll need to plan carefully, invest in good quality materials, and hire professionals (like K. Fedewa Builders) to help you. But, with a little effort, you can turn your basement, garage, or attic into your dream living space!

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Article by David Glaeser
*Note: This article is for informational purposes only. The information provided in this article is for general guidance and should not replace professional advice. Always consult with experts, such as those at K. Fedewa Builders, before making any home modifications.*