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Remodel Your Attic into a Beautiful and Usable Space

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Master bedroom with wooden posts in an attic
Master bedroom with wooden posts in an attic

3. Master bedroom

The attic can be the ultimate retreat if your children are old enough to sleep on another floor or if your home has a small footprint. Relocating the master bedroom with an en suite in the attic can be a brilliant use of otherwise wasted space. Depending on how you choose to decorate, an attic can be the room to showcase your individuality or break the decorating mold of the rest of the house.

The renovating and decorating options for a large, raw space without an assigned purpose are almost infinite. Center the bed at the room’s high point or put it in an attic nook. Create a reading, morning coffee or daydreaming space in front of a window.  Use screens to create privacy around the bed or choose a four-poster with curtains.

kid's playroom in the attic
kid’s playroom in the attic

4. Children’s clubhouse or playroom

Once kids discover attics, they’re fascinated by them in the same way that they love treehouses. With their sloping ceilings, attics may be the perfect indoor spot for children old enough to play without much supervision. Rather than install a full bathroom, add a powder room with a high partial wall. With any luck and enough toy boxes, this could be a major step in decluttering the more public areas of your home.

If you choose a rustic decor theme, add some insulation to the attic walls and cover them with barn boards that serve as instant art galleries for your children’s masterpieces, increasing both comfort and energy efficiency. If you’re prepared to supervise restocking it, a mini fridge would let kids camp indoors while enjoying snacks and beverages. This area could also provide the perfect spot for a sleepover if you furnish it with camp cots or daybeds. In a pinch, use it as an overflow guest room.

Regardless of the option you pick, remodeling the attic to incorporate the space into your everyday life is a good thing. Any attic renovation ideas increase the number of bedrooms and your home’s resale value. You could also rent an extra attic bedroom with powder room and bar fridge on a temporary basis.

Attic renovation can be as extensive as you like. Reclaiming the space can only enhance your home and its comforts.

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