Multipurpose Attic Renovation
Will Carol Reitz succeed in transforming her cluttered attic into an exercise room and home office?
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Ever since Carol Reitz settled into her home nine years ago, she has used her attic as a storage room for pillows, wrapping paper and boxes of miscellaneous items. The mess has grown so big over the years that even her pooch Maddie gets lost as soon as she sets paws up there. In fact, she's has forbidden Maddie from entering the room because of all the clutter.
She envisions renovating the 12 x 20-foot room into a recreational area, while still keeping some room for storage. Helping her achieve this goal is professional organizer Crystal Sabalaske.
Carol has her work cut out for her with this room renovation. There's barely any space to walk around, much less set up a workout area.
The crawlspace has been unfinished and ignored completely. There are so many items piled in front of it she can't get inside.
The first step is to clear out the mess. Crystal suggests sorting through all of the things out and placing them into piles to make things easier to find. Also in the plan is a custom-made cabinet for storing these items as well as a window seat for her pillow collection.