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The Top Tips for Renovating an Attic into Living Space


A man renovating attic space installs insulation into the ceiling Most homeowners are not taking full advantage of their attic space. This area is often used as a catch-all for old paint cans, tools, old yearbooks and other long-forgotten items. But with a little work, your attic can be more than just a drop spot for unwanted items.

The Atlanta, GA area is a hotspot for tourists. Extra rooms in your home can easily be rented on Airbnb or another rental site and help give you extra income. Before renovating your attic into a new room, check out these 5 tips!

How to Turn an Attic into a Room

  1. Check with the Building Codes
    Before going full-force on attic renovations, it is important to determine if your attic can handle being renovated. Some areas in your attic may not be able to support weight. Additionally, it is important to understand which walls are weight bearing. Before renovating your attic, have a professional inspect the structure to determine if it is safe.
  2. Have a Plan
    When it comes to renovating an obtusely shaped room, the last thing you want to do is to start renovating without putting a plan into place. Have a rough estimate of where you want the bed, bathroom, cupboards and any other large items to go.
  3. Extend Systems into Your Attic
    This step is optional, based on your intent with the attic space. If you want the space to be livable, you’ll have to extend the electrical, plumbing and HVAC system into the attic. When adding in these systems, it is best to contact a professional. A professional can help to determine any limitations of the system.
  4. Make Best Use of Space
    You will more than likely be short on space in this renovation. Additionally, finding furniture that will fit the room will be a very difficult task and will ultimately take up too much room. The best way to make use of all space is to build storage into the walls. Conserve space by building closets, cupboards and drawers into the wall.
  5. Make the Space Look Bigger with Windows
    According to most building codes, every room has to have at least one easily accessible window. When renovating your attic, consider adding more windows. This will help to open the space and make it appear bigger.

Storage World Has Attic and Household Storage Solutions

Now that you have decided to renovate your attic and put the space to use, you’re tasked with the problem of finding a location to store the items that were once stored there. If the items were initially stored in your attic, you most likely don’t need or want them cluttering your home. If the items have sentimental value or you simply are not ready to part with them, consider a storage unit rental with Storage World. Storage World has 5×5, 5×10 and 10×10 traditional and climate controlled storage unit rentals in the Atlanta, GA area. Reserve your storage unit rental today!


Atlanta Oktoberfest and Fall Festivals


Kids enjoy a 2018 Atlanta fall festivalFall is the season for enjoying apple cider, picking pumpkins, spooky Halloween costumes and spending the day at fall festivals. If you’re looking for fall festivals and Oktoberfest celebrations in the Atlanta area, look no further! We compiled a list of some of the best fall festivals and Oktoberfest celebrations in the Atlanta area. Check them out!

Atlanta Oktoberfest 2018

Der Biergarten

October 6th
Prior to all of the Oktoberfest festivities, there will be a 5K Oktoberfest fun run! Participants will receive a t-shirt, refreshments and a certificate. Stick around after the race for an Oktoberfest party in the heart of downtown Atlanta! This Oktoberfest celebration will include 18 different German beers, bratwursts and live music and entertainment.

Oktoberfest Atlanta

October 12th – October 14th
Oktoberfest Atlanta is Atlanta’s biggest German-themed party. This event will feature 4 Oktoberfest style tents, beer, bratwursts, Bavarian pretzels, German polka music, games and entertainment. Tickets to the festival include a souvenir beer stein.

2018 Atlanta Fall Festivals

Fall Fest in Candler Park

September 29th-30th
The Fall Fest in Candler Park is a can’t-miss two-day event. The festival will include an Artist Market with work from over 200 artists and vendors and food from popular food trucks. There will a special section for kids at this event, called Kidlandia. Kidlandia will have a carnival-like atmosphere with rides, live shows and yummy treats. The Fall Fest will also include a 5K, Fun Run and live entertainment.

Fall Folklife Festival

September 22nd
The Fall Folklife Festival focuses on the barbecue traditions of the Native Americans, European Americans and African Americans. There will be hands on demonstrations exploring traditional Southern crafts, like corn husk dolls, blacksmithing, pottery and candle dipping. Visitors can also take in the sounds of Georgia folk music and enjoy the fall foliage at the Goizueta Gardens.

Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade

October 20th
The Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade puts a wacky spin on a traditional Halloween festival. It includes live entertainment, an artist market, food vendors and a parade. If you attend the event, you will see outrageous costumes, over-the-top floats and a Halloween-themed marching band.

Storage World Has Seasonal Storage Solutions

There’s nothing like decorating your home for fall. Festive lights, leaf décor and Halloween decorations add a nice seasonal touch to the home. But, what do you do with your items once fall is over? When you rent a storage unit for seasonal storage, you can easily store your fall items until they are needed next year. A storage unit rental for seasonal items also allows you to seamlessly transition through the seasons. Storage World has 5×5 and 5×10 storage units near Atlanta in Jonesboro, GA, Stockbridge, GA, Decatur, GA and Panthersville, GA, perfect for seasonal storage. Reserve your storage unit today!


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