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xx   HOUSE

Ten pages show how to turn attics, basements and other under-utilized areas into attractive living spaces.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1972 (v.50#10) pg. 68

Four pages of photos show how to decorate and remodel with tile. Article shows how an empty garage attic was covered completely with tile (walls, ceiling and floor) to create a recreation room divided into two areas, one for adults and a play area for kids.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1974 (v.52#11) pg. 80

Ideas on how to convert attic space into living space. Includes initial planning considerations and photos of two projects, an adult retreat and a bedroom/playroom for children.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1978 (v.56#2) pg. 116

Is your attic ready to renovate? How to size up your home's attic renovation potential.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 2000 (v.24#2) pg. 36

Reclaiming the attic. How to turn your attic into an extra room. Advice on determining the best use for the space, electrical wiring, heating, insulation, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 14

Conversion of an attic into bedroom with bath. Includes under-the-eaves storage and study-hobby area.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #108 Feb 1969 (v.19#1) pg. 36

How to spot maintenance problems in an unfinished attic (discolorations, stains, warpage, separations, settling, wear and tear) and what to do about them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #139 Oct 1972 (v.22#8) pg. 40

Room at the top. Tips on converting your attic into usable living space.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #217 Mar 1981 (v.31#3) pg. 24

Attic remodeling. Five common problems solved. (1) Ventilation. (2) Ridge support beam. (3) Deck over a roof. (4) Preserve maximum headroom. (5) Maximize storage space.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #252 Oct 1984 (v.34#8) pg. 93

Housetop hideaways. How two families turned dark and dingy attics into lofty, light filled retreats. Includes plans for constructing a large skylight and a knee wall desk.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #280 Jul-Aug 1987 (v.37#6) pg. 25

Utility storage projects for attic, basement or garage. Shelving ideas include adjustable wall shelves, stacking cases, under-eave shelving, overhead bins, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #294 Jan 1989 (v.39#1) pg. 46

The new role for attics. How and why attics have become a key ingredient in making homes more energy efficient. Discusses insulation, reduction in ice dams, ventilation and air leaks
FAMILY HANDYMAN #333 Nov-Dec 1992 (v.42#10) pg. 26

Opening up an attic. Enlarge a second floor apartment by incorporating the attic and skylights into it. Staircase shows use of a torsion-box landing that doesn't require support at each corner.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #13 Feb-Mar 1983 pg. 39

Bed alcove. Convert wasted under-eave attic space into a built-in bed what features large storage drawers (under the mattress), bookshelves, and a vanity.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #76 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 42

Tip on creating a garage attic or storage loft by adding an additional joist to reinforce each current joist, and then flooring with plywood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #102 Apr-May 1996 pg. 18

Attic room with aluminum siding.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar-Apr 1964 (v.32#4) pg. 40

Built-in storage under the eaves.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Jan-Feb 1965 (v.34#1) pg. 41

Lights in the attic. Window installations that make attic space livable. Both skylights and wall-mounted windows are studied.
HOME MECHANIX #751 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 (v.86) pg. 32

Rooms at the top. Strategies for converting attics to additional living space.
HOME MECHANIX #773 Mar 1993 (v.89) pg. 39

Tip on enclosing ductwork in a finished attic.
HOME MECHANIX #793 Mar 1995 (v.91) pg. 100

How to open up an attic floor to create a cathedral ceiling with a catwalk.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1985 (v.10#3) pg. 38

Rooms at the top. Planning and design basics for remodeling an attic.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1987 (v.12#8) pg. 54

Attic conversions. The space you rarely use can become the rooms you really need. Several ideas shown.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1990 (v.15#8) pg. 22

Remodeling an attic or dormer bedroom, with its sloping ceiling and angled walls, into a more pleasant bedroom "apartment". Photos & diagrams.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #4 Winter 1976 (v.1#4) pg. 70

Five ways to create living space in an attic.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1980 (v.5#4) pg. 44

Photos and sketches show how an attic was converted into a master bedroom.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1980 (v.5#4) pg. 48

Attic conversions. A special section covers design and construction involved in converting attics to living space.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1982 (v.7#6) pg. 36

Tips on converting an attic into a family room.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #454 Mar 1966 (v.62) pg. 88

A converted attic uses plastic skylights to supply light.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #461 Oct 1966 (v.62) pg. 106

Description of the remodeling of one attic to include two bedrooms, built-in closets and a half bath.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #480 May 1968 (v.64) pg. 78

How to gain more storage by flooring an attic or garage loft and installing disappearing stairs.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #503 Apr 1970 (v.66) pg. 90

How to turn your attic into a movie theater.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #514 Mar 1971 (v.67) pg. 90

Wall paneling, carpeting and built-in storage turn an attic into a boy's room in this Cape Cod style house.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #524 Jan 1972 (v.68) pg. 64

A roomette for guests. A small, simple room in an attic is just the place for guest accommodations. A bunk bed, simple clothes rack, a small window and inexpensive wall treatment keeps the cost down.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #561 Feb 1975 (v.71) pg. 74

How to save money by doing your own home improvements. Finishing an attic. Covers installing a dormer to give more attic room, and covering of walls, ceiling and floor.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #563 Apr 1975 (v.71) pg. 50

How to construct organized attic storage. Wooden racks are built under the eaves from 1x3 lath to dimensions that hold 15"x10"x18" corrugated boxes. Est. cost for a unit with 27 boxes: $12.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #587 Apr 1977 (v.73) pg. 70

His and hers den, plus a common library, share a remodeled attic.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #623 Apr 1980 (v.76) pg. 60

How an odd-shape attic was remodeled into an entertainment center complete with TV, movie projector, slide projector, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #630 Nov 1980 (v.76) pg. 116

Design and construction details for converting an attic into a combination den and guest room.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #647 Apr 1982 (v.78) pg. 64

A decision maker's guide to attic remodeling. How to conduct an inspection to see if an attic can be converted into living space.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #103 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 80

More space for less. Tips on converting attics, basements, and garages into living space.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1984 (v.5#2) pg. 32

Roof dormers make attics useful.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1963 (v.120#4) pg. 164

Attic studio bedroom features a pull-out double bed that doubles as a divan and has unique ceiling treatment.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1965 (v.123#4) pg. 146

Attic storage unit is ideal for an attic bedroom. It features a built-in clothes closet, shelves, drawers, drop-front desk, storage cabinets, and a bookcase with adjustable shelves.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1967 (v.128#3) pg. 136

How to convert an attic into a spacious family room complete with built-in desks, storage, couch, trundle bed, wood-burning stove, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1980 (v.153#2) pg. 134

Live in the whole attic.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1963 (v.183#3) pg. 120

Seven ways to gain living space in your home. Includes finishing an attic.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1966 (v.189#3) pg. 142

Photos illustrate the expansion of an attic into a man's den and a recreation room.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1969 (v.194#4) pg. 140

Convert an attic into a bedroom. This renovation illustrates many drawers built under the eaves, the use of a large picture window and various furniture arrangements.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1973 (v.203#3) pg. 90

How to add a dormer to an attic for the purpose of installing a bathroom in a new attic bedroom.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1973 (v.203#3) pg. 93

Attic conversion features plenty of insulation, an under-roof ventilation system, and double-pane windows for maximum solar gain. The extremes of hot and cold often experienced in attics have been avoided in this design.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1977 (v.210#3) pg. 140

Under-eaves work center makes the most of attic space. Plans shown for framing in desk, bench and storage space.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1978 (v.213#6) pg. 88

Build a roof hatch which allows you to get on the roof of your house through the attic.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1980 (v.217#2) pg. 110

Room at the top. Tuck a den and bedroom/study into an unfinished attic. Includes the addition of a skylight and a heat-circulating fireplace.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1980 (v.217#3) pg. 104

Build a castered unit which rolls on attic joists. It makes it easier to install insulation in the attic without having to crawl on your hands and knees along the joists.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1982 (v.221#3) pg. 146

Wraparound counter for attic built-ins. Clever design allows you to create ample sleep, storage and work space in what was formerly a cramped attic room. Includes a desk, platform bed and bedside table.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1984 (v.224#1) pg. 90

Get some use from low-ceiling attics. Install 2x4 "rails" and build "railroad cars" that roll on the rails. Store items on the cars and they are easily available.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1985 (v.226#4) pg. 118

Raise your roof to get more space for less money. Basic construction techniques illustrated.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1986 (v.229#4) pg. 88

Build this combo bedroom/study. Finished attic is outfitted with handsome wainscoting, platform-bed with under-the-bed storage drawers, and a horseshoe-shaped desk.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1986 (v.229#6) pg. 74

Cash in on overhead space. Turn an under-used storage attic into an elegant den for reading, TV watching, or entertaining. These ideas can make an expansion project easier.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1987 (v.230#3) pg. 92

Riches in the attic. Converting an attic for more living space. Includes tips on insulation and ventilation, adding or enlarging a dormer, etc.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1988 (v.3#8) pg. 40

Smart technologies for the outdoors. How to create beautiful, low-maintenance yardscapes using new electronic and horticultural technologies. Beginning a new series of articles.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1990 (v.5#1) pg. 32

Attic upgrades. Design ideas for finishing an attic. Includes construction tips on insulating a cathedral ceiling, reinforcing an attic floor, increasing headroom, etc.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1990 (v.5#1) pg. 48

Maximizing overhead. How to evaluate attic space for possible expansion of living space.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #818 Sep 1997 (v.93) pg. 41
Added Info TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #821 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 (v.93) pg. 8

Lofty ideal. Tips on turning unused attic space (in a large Victorian house) into the vaulted ceiling and bathroom for a second-floor apartment.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #822 Feb 1998 (v.94) pg. 44

Photos show how an attic was converted into an apartment. Includes a checklist of things to consider in adapting the plan to any attic.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 13 1979 (v.42#7) pg. 110, 172

Headache in the attic. Tips on constructing fitted storage cupboards in an attic.
WOODWORKER #1101 Aug 1985 (v.89) pg. 603

Convert attic space into a unique bedroom and build special pieces of furniture to compliment the room.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1966 (v.22#3) pg. 16

Photos and text illustrate the remodeling of an attic and living quarters.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1968 (v.24#3) pg. 8

How to remodel an attic with steeply sloping ceilings and convert it into a study guest room. Includes the installation of a bay window in one gable. Includes buit-in bunk beds with storage beneath and a desk top mounted to the wall at one end and hung from the ceiling by chains on the other.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1974 (v.30#2) pg. 34

How to convert an attic into a bedroom. Includes installation of a plywood floor topped with carpeting and the use of Masonite Ruf X-90 siding for paneling.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1975 (v.31#2) pg. 58

Tips on finishing an attic with cedar paneling to provide a place for off-season clothing storage.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 98

Tips on building a walk-in cedar closet in an unused part of your house to store off-season clothing.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1983 (v.39#3) pg. 86

Take advantage of the space beneath a sloped attic ceiling with a built-in desk-and-cabinet unit you can construct in module form.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1992 (v.48#4) pg. 30