Grabbing extra living space by converting an attic isn’t new, but the design perspective and finishing techniques are. Add a dormer and discover the best view in the house. Foam insulate the ceiling and walls and see how you can block summer heat and ensure winter warmth. Ironically, the most important elements still are the stairway, headroom and load carrying capacity of the floor joists. We’ll tell you what’s possible and whether it is worth it.