DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Decorating and Design > Ideas for attic bedroom





Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-10-2012, 08:20 AM  
bryce
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 124
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default Ideas for attic bedroom

I was planning on removing this strange piece of closet. Then just priming and painting, maybe a light green or blue/green. Then carpet. Any ideas, maybe a backing on the wall?



__________________
bryce is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2012, 05:16 PM  
nealtw
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: vancouver, b.c.
Posts: 7,741
Liked 541 Times on 490 Posts
Likes Given: 1000

Default

Before you get to exited for paint up there, You will want to check what he did with insulation and venting. The sloped part of the ceiling is often a problem. That part of the rafters should have been made to be 8" deep so you could have 6" insulation and 1 1/2" air space between insulation and roof sheeting.



__________________
nealtw is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 12:13 PM  
bryce
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 124
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Hi Neal, yes i am a bit confused as what to do. I want to get this room done first so i have somewhere to sleep and put my stuff.

On the other side of the room a piece of the gypsum board is not quiet connected and i could looking in - it is black as in no insulation.
Should i pull off some of the gypsum board and check it? What i assume is he put some of that polystyrene and some space and then would be the old roof and outside the metal.
There are vents all along on the outside of the roof on both sides. He also says i should not cover the front eves draught and put a vent there as well.
So would the infragun reader tell me the story? Should i poke holes or tear out?
Again i'm confused because what i understood is that if get insulation blown, the sticky chemical stuff, is that the it wouldn't need air spaces? That what i seem to read anyways.
Should i get a guy to blow the chemical insulation in the walls first? I though the air would between the metal rood and the old roof and this knee wall is another foot or two that could be complete filled in?

__________________
bryce is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 05:03 PM  
nealtw
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: vancouver, b.c.
Posts: 7,741
Liked 541 Times on 490 Posts
Likes Given: 1000

Default

I am not sure about foam as I haven't used it for attics. This picture will show what I am used to but I think ridge vents or box vent are better that gable vents.



__________________
nealtw is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-19-2012, 11:23 AM  
bryce
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 124
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Yup this is right way to do it. I going to forget the spray foam idea and create and entrance hole to the knee joins and line with roxal as in the left of the diagram.

__________________
bryce is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2014, 01:58 AM  
mathewanderson
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 7
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Wow, Thats nice, It seems that your room will be perfect. i like the curved window most.



__________________
mathewanderson is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
My bedroom is a disaster.. winston Decorating and Design 25 07-20-2012 04:28 AM
Heating & AC unit in attic bedroom napalvr HVAC 1 11-09-2010 04:50 PM