Don’t you just love attics? I adore them, ever since I was a little girl. My bestie and I would play hide and seek, hang out and would spend hours in my grandma’s attic going through her old storage boxes, looking for treasures 🙂 . And although I no longer rummage through grandma’s stuff, I admit the attic fascination has stayed with me to this day.
At the moment we live in an apartment building so no attic space for us but when it comes to designing for clients, I believe in making every inch of real estate count, both aesthetically and functionally. That includes turning an often overlooked space like the attic into a cozy, charming, livable space. Forever destined to be forgotten drop-off stations for family heirlooms and objects we no longer want in our homes, but are reluctant to part with, attics can be transformed virtually into any room. With some clever space planning tricks, they can function as bedrooms, home offices, libraries, dressing rooms, bathrooms, lounging spaces and more. Depending on the client’s needs and budget, anything can be done.
Two of the most common problems when converting your attic, are the lack of storage and insufficient natural light. Since angled roofs make it really difficult to fit closets in, built-ins are the better way to fix the storage problem. As for bringing in natural light, you can install new windows, skylights, or even dormers. If the attic space is large enough to be divided into different areas, glass doors and dividers, or inner windows can help carry the light throughout.
But more than attic spaces in general, today’s post is about attics turned into beautiful bedrooms, which is one of my favorite ways to go design-wise ( I’ll try to post later about other space solutions). Here are some of my favorite rooms for inspiration.
Have a nice one today!