13 Unexpected Attic Spaces You’ll Adore
If you're lucky enough to have an accessible attic space, you're one step away from a unique feature that will boost your living space and the value of your home. Read on for 13 trends you won't want to miss.
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Finding the space for built-in storage solutions can be tricky; but with an attic space is easily found. And low gable walls and steep-pitched roofs are the perfect spot to find extra space for creative storage solutions that maximize space.
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Create a Bathroom
With a little careful planning, you can still get an elegant bathroom in a small space, and an attic space is included. Make use of the highest point for a full shower and tuck shorter elements neatly into alcoves and gables.
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Form and Function
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Separate Your Space
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Make an Entrance
Create a little intrigue to your finished attic with a space-saving set of pull-down stairs. Just remember to be a smart homeowner and practice ladder safety at all times.
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Embrace the Dark
Attics and basements tend to suffer from low ceilings and lack of light, which make them perfect locations for a home theater to delight and entertain your family and friends. Here's how to get the perfect home theater setup in your home.
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Nothing could be more magical than an attic space playroom filled with all the wonders of childhood. Check out our collection of amazing toy rooms and get ready to put the fun in functional.
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Cozy up With a Book
Make use of a sunny corner with a multi-purpose reading nook. Use any one of our DIY furniture guides to create a customized attic space that can double as extra storage or guest quarters without skimping on style.
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Don't Hide the Beams
Roof Trusses play an integral part of the stability of your house, but finishing an attic below the truss can make it feel a little cramped. Consider staining or painting the exposed trusses and finishing the rest to create an airy and inviting space.
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Rethink Your Closet
Whether you live in a home that lacks closet space, or if you are considering building a master suite in the attic space, creating a purpose built-dressing area will make you feel like royalty. And will add a ton of value to your home. The best news is, building a custom closet doesn't need to cost an arm or a leg! Photo: Courtesy of Closet City
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Let's be honest—secret stairways aren't just great storage—they're ultra cool, too. Dress up the entrance to your attic space renovation with a surprising bookcase doorway. All you need to do is build a bookcase and affix it to a door frame for instant mystery.
Originally Published: October 23, 2017