Not your average crawl space.
Attics are so much more than just dusty storage units and creepy crawl spaces. In fact, they have the potential to be the loveliest rooms in the house when given the right decor treatment. But they are challenging to furnish.
Their charming-but-awkward features like sharply sloped ceilings and angular dormers can make furniture arrangement a real struggle. In these often odd-shaped rooms, the factors that most affect furniture placement and decor are the degree of the ceiling’s slope and the size and position of the windows.
Keep reading for some attic-room ideas to unlock this little nook’s full potential, from guest bedrooms to extra bathrooms and even a writer’s retreat.
When you have extra space you don’t know what to do with, another bathroom is never a bad idea. Not only will an extra bathroom increase the value of your home, but you’ll also have somewhere to send guests or family members who keep hogging the main bathroom in the house.
USE IT AS A CLOSET
We know we said that an attic could be used for so much more than just storage, but it’s also not a bad idea to put your closet up there if you need extra space or privacy.
DITCH THE BEDFRAME
Keep the mattress on the ground to make the ceilings feel a little less low. Swap the dresser with short storage box; keep it all in the same theme for the coolest effect.
This room is ready for the ultimate sleepover. Custom single beds built into the walls create cozy nooks in this delightful kids’ room.
CARVE OUT A NICHE
You can add more dramatic architectural features, too, such as this eaves recess, which makes a dramatic focal point of the desk. Plus side, there’s so many built-in in daybed for you and your friends slumber time.
Yes! You can turn your awkward space into a kitchen and dining room. Embrace the beautiful skylight and stars without being outdoor with this idea.
LET THE LIGHT IN
Smaller attic rooms can feel claustrophobic without plenty of natural light. Skylights are the easiest way to counter this and they won’t take up valuable vertical wall space.
Surround a low “coffee table” with floor cushions to create a comfy lounge area; sitting on the floor will make the ceilings seem higher.
MAKE IT A GUEST ROOM
The space is a bright and open loft bedroom with a reading nook and a treetop view. An extra bedroom will always come in handy, especially if you host visitors frequently.
Carving out extra living space in the attic can be a wonderful way to make the most of your home’s square footage. But to get the most out of your newfound space, you will need to address a few challenges particular to attics. But when remodeled correctly, it can be transformed into anything you can dream up.
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