Creative Attic IdeasPosted on July 31, 2012 Tweet
An attic is typically that awkward space right under the roof, with open rafters and hard-to-reach parts. While attics can be gloomy and dingy, these spaces can be tranformed into a child’s bedroom, a study or just an additional work space with clever and creative designs. Here’s a primer on how an attic can be improved and made into an accessible space:
- In spite of low ceilings, children “fit” more easily into these spaces and enjoy adopting them as their special bedrooms. Placing the bed directly on the floor helps overcome the challenges of a low ceiling.
- If the attic is especially small, it can be converted into a storage room for household items and keepsakes which are rarely used. Closet systems or shelving and attractive curtains are in inexpensive way to make use of an unused attic space while also beautifying it.
- In attics that are unusually large, some designers have created kitchens. Sloped ceilings are a challenge, but seasoned designers can work with just about any space.
- Many of us prefer working in a quiet zone. An attic is the perfect spot to situate your working environment whether it is a home office, a sewing room or an art studio.