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[[Image:Attic_Studio-_Looking_North.jpg|thumb|250px|attic studio]]
 
 
An '''attic''' is the area between the living space and the [[roof]]. Some attics provide good storage space; others aren't accessible or large enough for storage.
 
An '''attic''' is the area between the living space and the [[roof]]. Some attics provide good storage space; others aren't accessible or large enough for storage.
   
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Large, old houses sometimes have attics big enough for rooms and fun play space.
 
Large, old houses sometimes have attics big enough for rooms and fun play space.
   
Some of the issues with using attic space are the [[accessibility]], since some attics are only accessible by [[ladder]], temperature control, since attics are often above and outside the well insulated part of the building, and [[safety]]. Safety concerns can come from a few different sources -- access, unfinished attics may have exposed nails or insulation, and some insulation is not very safe to touch or breath regularly.
 
 
[[Image:IMG_1493.jpg|thumb|left|250px|attic insulation]]
 
 
==Related==
 
==Related==
 
* [[insulation]]
 
* [[insulation]]
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* [[storage]]
 
* [[storage]]
 
* [[attic fan]]
 
* [[attic fan]]
* [[playroom]]
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
* doityourself on [http://www.doityourself.com/scat/attics attics] includes articles on insulation, ventilation, drywalling, etc. for the attic
 
* doityourself on [http://www.doityourself.com/scat/attics attics] includes articles on insulation, ventilation, drywalling, etc. for the attic
* HowStuffWorks on "How to Make Your Home Energy Efficient: [http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-make-your-home-energy-efficient6.htm Attic Sealing and Insulation]"
 
* HowStuffWorks on "How to Design Children's Rooms: [http://home.howstuffworks.com/design-childrens-rooms3.htm Changing Attics and Basements into Children's Rooms]"
 
   
 
[[Category:Infrastructure]]
 
[[Category:Infrastructure]]
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