When you think of an attic, do you envision a dark cavernous space filled with neglected furniture and dusty corners occupied by spiders? Well, the rooms featured here are not dark, dreary, dust-filled spaces. These attic rooms have been converted to bedrooms, recreation rooms, children’s playrooms, retreats and even apartments. Odd angles, interesting window niches or dormers all make these rooms unique. These attic spaces are fun, functional and inspiring.
The attic is the perfect space to convert into an additional bedroom. Carving out a guest bedroom, a child’s room or even a new master suite in the attic is a great use of space. Having a bedroom in the attic space allows for privacy as well. Configuring the furniture around dormer windows can be a challenge, but the right pieces will fall into place. Be sure to take proper measurements before adding furniture to ensure the correct fit.
A bed can be tucked into a corner or lined up underneath dormer windows. A desk or dresser work well in the dormer space also. These niches give the attic bedroom character and structure. Work within the space you have and add windows or skylights if possible.
Attic apartments are the perfect abode for the teenager, an in-law suite or a place for guests. You can even rent out the space to boarders. Depending on the size of the attic, you can include a sitting area, bed and dining space. Of course, adding a small bath and kitchen area is an option but will require a bit more work and perhaps a contractor.
If your family is outgrowing your home, you may consider converting the attic into a child’s bedroom or playroom. If growing siblings require more private space, this is always an option. The attic makes a great space for children to play. Building shelving and storage bins keeps toys and games organized when not in use. The extra room could also be used when children have sleepovers with friends. They will feel like they have their own little hotel suite!
Attic recreation rooms are a popular option. The perfect spot for a pool table, the attic space converts easily to an adult playroom. If space permits, you can even include a bar, a large-screen television and game tables.
The attic can be transformed into a theatre or entertainment room as well. A large-screen television and comfortable seating turns the attic into the perfect spot for an evening in. A room that combines a play area, games and television can be achieved with careful space planning.
Some of us desire an in-home retreat, a place where we can go to be alone or share with others for casual entertainment. This space can be used as a reading nook, a spot to share a beverage or enjoy a quiet moment to reflect. You can make it cozy with comfortable seating, storage space and lighting.
The attic can be converted into a spot for relaxing, entertaining, playing or sleeping. There are so many great uses for this space; to turn it from a dark and dusty neglected space into an enjoyable extra room in the home. Take a look around your attic and envision something fresh and different.