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We added insulation and ac to our attics when we moved to coastal South Carolina from Chicago. It did not increase heating cost appreciably. Because the attic was cool the rest of the house was easier to cool. Proper insulation is the key. Without this change the items stored in the attic would have been at risk.
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Yes. Light will fade fabric. I close the window blinds in my walk in closet when I am not using it because clothing is not protected from the light behind doors.
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While it's far from lovely, we turned a small walk-in attic space in our Cape Cod into conditioned space and usable storage over the course of a few weekends. Took a lot of work to seal the space, but it's warm in the winter and cool in the summer now. View more photos and get details on our blog at Abby & Elle Upstairs Fashion & Design.


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