When homeowners begin to feel helpless, they do not instantly consider upgrading to a bigger house. Instead, many are looking for strategies to maximize the space they have. One area that may offer major square footage without even adding on to a house is the attic. In case you have an unfinished attic, consider the potential for turning your unused space into an area.
Not all attics will be suitable for conversion to a living space. Here is what you want to consider. Is the distance easily accessible (are there stairs)? Do you have high enough ceilings for people to walk around comfortably? If the answer to both is yes, call in a contractor to find out if the existing joists can support the weight of a floor and if there are any technical concerns concerning electricity, heating or cooling.
Here are 11 bedrooms under the eaves to inspire one to make on your attic space.
In this relaxing area by Aquidneck Properties, the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Quiet Moments in an eggshell finish, although the ceiling has been coated in white-painted beadboard, which adds cottage charm.
Sullivan Building & Design Group
Sullivan Building & Design Group made the most of the space using an interior renovation that made a bedroom with built-in beds and book nooks. An multi-colored palette keeps things from looking cluttered.
A custom bed with built-in drawers and drawers makes the most of the little space under the eaves. Built-ins and wall-mounted lights are excellent choices in supertight spaces.
A loft conversion doesn’t have to have a country look. This distance by Catalin David demonstrates that an attic bedroom may easily take a contemporary twist. The inclusion of skylights creates the space feel less cramped.
Follow the guide of Gast Architects and treat sloped ceilings like walls by wallpapering them in a pretty, petite print; here the remedy softens the expression of the angles.
Amy Lau Design
A solid wall colour paired with a crisp, white ceiling and trim accentuates the angle of the roofline within this springlike bedroom. A built-in window seat is a excellent way to make the most of a corner beneath the window in a converted attic space.
Alix Bragg Interior Design
Two twin beds are tucked beneath the eaves of the space, decorated by Alix J. Bragg. To take advantage of the little space, bedside lighting is wall mounted and under-the-bed baskets provide extra storage.
David Howell Design
Do not be afraid to put pattern into a low-ceilinged space. David Howell Design of New York has made this attic bedroom into a cozy retreat with white and black toile wallpaper.
Ceiling height wasn’t an issue within this room, in which a canopy and a hanging fixture emphasize the loftiness of the space. This hunting lodge by Johnson Berman was created with reclaimed materials and furnishings to evoke the feel of a rustic yet luxurious 18th-century retreat.
Meredith Heron Design
A headboard echoes the lines of the back in this bedroom that is sweet . An occasional seat takes advantage of a nook created by a dormer window.
Atlanta’s Soorikian Architecture working with Dovetail Craftsmen cleverly renovated this kids bedroom in an attic. A bed with built-in storage drawers is tucked beneath each eave.
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