Do you have a trussed roof over your home? Here is how you can optimally use the space and generate income too

Until some time ago, Keralites installed truss roofing above their homes to save their old structures from leakage. However, now they have realised the incredible scope and financial benefits of truss roofing. Here are some of them.

If you have amazing business ideas but do not have the right space for that, try turning your roof into your business area. The area between the truss roof and the flat roof could be turned into a spacious classroom to conduct tuition. This would be a great idea for retired teachers. Similarly, this area could be turned into a music class, yoga area or a dance studio. Lots of people have successfully begun small scale stitching units and food production units on their roof tops. Moreover, you could rent out this space for such small businesses. However, make sure to build a separate stairway from outside.

Storage space
In the olden days, most houses had out houses where things were stored. It had a small stove and a kitchen area, making it a quaint place to live too. However, outhouses disappeared as the price of the plots skyrocketed and houses are now built on smaller plots. Truss roofing could be installed over structures that have flat roofs. This could be turned into a spacious storage area where old furniture and other stuff could be stored.

Utility area
The truss area is the perfect spot to be turned into a utility space. You could place the washing machine here and turn it into a wash area. Besides, the clothes line and the ironing table too could be arranged here.

Swimming pool
A swimming pool could be easily built in the truss area. However, the sturdiness of the ceiling should be ensured before that. Besides, the chances of leakage too should be avoided. Portable readymade pools that could be installed easily is available in the market. Water tanks too could be arranged here.

Party area
If your house stands in a small plot, then the truss area could be the perfect party spot to host functions. Besides, this cosy space could be used for family gatherings or as a play area for the kids. 

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