Home renovation and attic conversion

This home addition and attic conversion was designed and built to accommodate the needs of an expanding young family and a desire for quiet “in home” office space.

Palmer’s Project Goals and Challenges

  • The homeowners wanted to create the addition by utilizing existing attic space. This necessitated that mechanicals had to be rearranged and a way to bring natural light into the space had to be devised.


  • Two roof dormers were designed and built to architecturally compliment the rest of the house. They were constructed for egress and to add natural light to the bedroom. A wall area in the office was enlarged to accommodate large double window units to bring in additional natural light.
  • Existing mechanicals were successfully repositioned to facilitate the changes.
  • The 926-square-foot addition includes everything the family wanted: a bonus room/office, bedroom and a full bathroom with ample storage closets.