I want to change the eaves cupboard in a bedroom into something else for a few reasons.
-damp. pillows stored in there got mould on. Usually got a smell about it.
-cold in winter.
-doesn't seem very sound-proofed comparitive to the rest of the structure.
-not good storage space really, would probably be better open, at least partly.
So I'm looking for advice on how to bring the structure up to scratch before I try to turn it into something useful.
There is fibre glass insulation and plastic sheeting and then hardboard held up with a couple of (3) horizontal columns of 2 by 1 and the joints taped with what looks like masking tape.
I'm guessing I need a vent somewhere to start with.
The ends of the cupbards are bare block and brick, one end to stairs (above) and one end to outside.
Should I just start with a vent and maybe board the ends and see how that goes before ripping out and replacing the insulation?
If so, any tips on type and where to buy and how to install?
I imagine sound-proofing might be quite an expensive issue so I might well let that go, and I might just be imagining that the cupboard is less sound proof anyway.
Thanks for looking, nick.