Attic Storage Solutions

If you have stumbled across this page, you are either on the search for in-home storage ideas OR you are already aware your roof space is currently wasted and you want to find out more about attic storage solutions.  Either way, this article is written with the purpose of providing some general information on the concept of attic storage in Queensland homes, as well as outline the available attic storage options our company provides.  We hope this article helps give you a better idea of what options are available and whether attic storage in general is right for you and your home.  

One important thing to note, is that the attic storage / attic conversion concept is not a one size fits all product.  There are many variables to consider.  The good news is, there are multiple levels of attic storage options and our team is usually able to find a suitable solution to suit both your needs, your home and your budget. 

As part of our service, we offer a no obligation, in-home consultation.  We also have our attic storage products on display in our showroom located at 13/18 Hinkler Court, Brendale Qld 4500.  

Basic Attic Storage Solutions

As the name suggests, this attic storage option provides a basic solution and therefore falls into the budget range.  It involves the installation of an attic ladder and the flooring of a section of roof space.  This platform is professionally installed to provide a 75kg per m2 storage capacity, plus occasional foot traffic. Our basic option provides the perfect storage space for ocassional use items, sealed in containers and boxes. This basic option is our most popular attic storage solution predominantly due to price.  However, another determination is its suitability for most Queensland homes, as a huge roof space is not required to gain the additional storage.          

Pros of Basic Attic Storage

There are several benefits of basic attic storage:

  • Gain that much needed extra storage space from as little as $1995
  • One day installation (dependent on size)
  • Most roof spaces in Queensland are suitable for this storage option
  • Choose from a range of attic ladders, storage platform size
  • Add lighting and ventilation options if desired
  • Easy access to your stored items, as they are located conveniently right above your head
  • Your stored items are covered under your home & contents insurance
  • No ongoing storage rental fees
  • Adds value to your home

Cons of Basic Attic Storage

The downsides of basic attic storage include:

  • The storage space is open to the elements of the roof space
  • Items must be stored in sealed boxes & containers
  • Heat can be an issue (however ventilation options are available for extra cost)

Clean Attic Storage Solutions

A clean attic storage room, also known as a dust proof storage room, is designed with the same storage load capacity as our basic storage option.  However, this option involves the construction of a roof space room, lined with insulative white cell wrap.  It provides for an enclosed and attractive storage space, seperate from the elements of the remainder of roof space.  Commonly stored items include musical instruments, clothing, footwear, books, baby goods etc.  This option is best constructed in roof spaces with a little extra head height, than that required for our basic option.  Therefore some Queensland homes are less suitable for a clean attic storage room.  

Pros of Clean Attic Storage

Some of the benefits of choosing clean attic storage include:

  • Provides a clean and insulated environment, seperate to the remainder of roof space
  • Easy access to your stored items, as they are located conveniently right above your head
  • Choose from a range of attic ladders and storage room size
  • Plenty of optional extras available such as the addition of roof windows and other ventilation and lighting options 
  • Your stored items are covered under your home & contents insurance
  • No ongoing storage rental fees, saving you money in the long-term
  • Adds value to your home

Cons of Clean Attic Storage

These are some of the negatives of clean attic storage:

  • More expensive than the basic / budget option
  • Takes longer than the basic / budget option to install (approx. 3-5 days, depending on size)
  • Requires a bit higher roof pitch than the basic / budget option to make the investment worthwhile

Deluxe Attic Storage Solutions

Whilst also accessed via a ladder, Deluxe Attic Storage Rooms are built very different to our budget and clean storage options.  Under the guidance of a structural engineer, a section of the roof space is cleared of trusses and/or other timber members.  A structural floor is built and the walls are lined with gyprock walls. Roof windows and other ventilation products are installed along with lighting, powerpoints etc.  A Deluxe Attic Storage Room is not considered a habitable space, however these rooms are often used as a kids playroom, study or hobby room.  Unfortunately, whilst there are plenty of Queensland homes with a roof pitch high enough to construct an attic room such as this, many are not suitable.  

Pros of Deluxe Attic Storage

The benefits of having a deluxe attic storage room in your home include:

  • Provides a multi-purpose, flexible space
  • It’s a cost-effective way to add an extra room to your home, as you are using space that would otherwise be going to waste
  • Although not classed as a habitable space, these rooms are finished to look as such
  • Adds value to your home
  • Structural floor allows for heavier use and frequent foot traffic 

Cons of Deluxe Attic Storage

A couple of downsides associated with deluxe attic storage are:

  • Not suitable for all homes built in Queensland
  • A building approval (BA) may be required
  • Build time is a minimum of 3-4 weeks (depending on size and inclusions)

Put simply, attic storage uses the wasted space in your roof.  Therefore, whilst most home renovations are determined by a mixture of client concept and budget, one of the major determinations of which attic storage option is chosen by our clients, is their homes existing roof pitch.  

If you are unsure which attic storage option is best suited to your home, give us a call, visit our showroom or organise your free in-home consultation.  

Roof Space Renovators’ service Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast and all areas in between.

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