Ever thought about the best way to access your new attic conversion?
Let’s dive into the epic attic access showdown: ladders vs staircases.
The Big Question: Ladder or Staircase?
So, you’ve decided to unlock the hidden potential of your attic – fantastic! But the first big question is, how do you plan on getting up there? The purpose of your attic space plays a significant role here.
If it’s for basic or clean storage, an attic ladder will do the trick.
On the other hand, if you’ve decided to live large and convert your attic into a council approved liveable space (maybe a master bedroom with ensuite or a lounge room), a staircase is necessary.
And then there’s the deluxe option, where both an attic ladder and a staircase can work. This decision often boils down to your home’s layout and whether the space lost for a staircase is worth the gain in the attic.
Here at Roof Space Renovators, we work with you to find the best option to best suit your needs.
You might be wondering about safety differences between the two.
For approved habitable spaces like attics turned into bedrooms or living areas, a staircase is a must. It’s not just about preference, but about following the rules.
Now, if we’re talking storage spaces, safety differences between ladders and staircases aren’t much of an issue. Both can be safe, if used properly and maintained well!
Speaking of maintenance, attic ladders do require a bit more love and care.
Keep them happy with occasional lubrication and routine check-ups of springs and swing arms.
Staircases, on the other hand, only ask for the usual house cleaning. Easy-peasy!
Ladder or Staircase: It’s Your Call!
In the end, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. The choice between a ladder and a staircase really depends on your individual needs, the type of attic you have, and your house’s layout. But remember, your attic is more than just a storage room. It’s an untapped reservoir of space and potential!
Ready to upgrade your attic access and reclaim the space you never knew you had? Don’t hesitate! Contact our team at Roof Space Renovators.
Our experts can help guide you on your attic transformation journey, ensuring you make the best choice for your home.
So, what are you waiting for? Reach out to us today and let’s climb (or walk) our way to your improved attic space!