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Attic Conversion Ideas

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Are you looking for ways to maximize all of the potential space in your home while increasing the value? Do you love open concept design? Recently I shared a post of ideas for making the best use of your basement, from extra storage to a family room, or even a full apartment space. Today we are looking up to the attic, and with those same ideas in mind I am sharing some amazing attic conversion ideas. *This post contains affiliate links.

 

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Attic Den

If you are thinking of the attic as only being a hot, sticky storage space full of old boxes and spider webs with no real potential, think again! In this post I will be sharing some  attic conversions that may have you looking at your attic in a whole new light.

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If you are wondering if an attic conversion is for “normal” DIYers on a budget, I can assure you it can be done! In our previous home we desperately needed a third bedroom, so my husband converted the attic into a beautiful and romantic bedroom get away for us.

 

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When we bought this home my husband immediately noted the potential  to be able to convert our attic into a luxurious master suite or even a den. Although it might be a few years down the road, we are still considering the renovation as a possibility

 

Reclaimed wood ceiling with shiplap walls. attic conversion

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In our former bedroom he let me indulge in my shabby chic, all white decor. For our future suite we will keep things white and light but perhaps incorporate a little more traditional styling. Here are a couple of attic conversions ideas I just love!

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If an attic has previously been converted into extra bedrooms, getting rid of interior walls will be the first step toward converting it to an open living concept. Having fewer barriers  is a key factor in successful open concept design.

 

This stunning conversion makes a magical feature of the A-framed ceiling.

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Many people hold off converting because they’re not sure how they’d use the space. This is especially the case if you’re still getting the rest of the house in order. Aside from work involved, you just aren’t sure whether you need the added worry of a loft conversion. Nevetheless, if you are a fan of open concept design but your main living doesn’t allow for it, your attic just might.

 

House Tour: A Colorful, Converted Attic in Concord | Apartment Therapy

How amazing is this open concept attic with an  integrated kitchen leading into a living space? While the cook is taking care of conversations can be had with family and friends who are comfortably lounging just a few feet away. Love it! Open plan living is one of the biggest and longest-lasting home trends in modern history. We’re collectively obsessed with the idea of eating, sitting, cooking, and even sleeping in the same room. Today interior designers and DIY’s now have a much better idea of how to make these living spaces work for the modern homeowner.

 

 

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It’s important to remember that if you do in fact plan to build a bathroom or kitchen in your attic, it may be a bit more complex than an average diy plumbing job. Consider calling in some commercial plumbing services to make sure the job gets done right the first time. No one wants leaks from their attic!

 

This Couple Turned Their Attic Into a Master Suite They Never Want to Leave: Why use your attic for storage when you could create a cozy retreat like this?

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If you are wanting to add on another bedroom, the attic could be your best bet. In addition to bedrooms, here are some alternative attic conversion ideas.

An office

Have you ever wished you could dedicate a set space to a work office? Having an office in the home is useful for many different reasons. During the pandemic you may have to stay home, but you may be able to keep any business running as long as you have a dedicated hoeme office or work space. Attics make great home offices! 

 

converted attic workspace? love the lighting and use of old furniture instead of brand new.

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Adults can retreat here  to concentrate on research or work deadlines, and children can do homework away from the rest of the distractions  going on in the house.. You even have the option of soundproofing your conversion to keep this completely removed from the rest of the house.

 

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The attic office could also double as neat and clean storage.  I love the use of drawers under the window seats. You could even go all out here, and even  create a window seat  which serves as a reading nook or just a spot to dream and look out into the clouds.

 

tiny house decorating inspiration - white built ins + window seat. good addition to the living room for more storage and organization.
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As you can see from articles like this one at thehappyhousie.porch.com, it’s possible to have a lot of fun when organizing a craft room. What’s more, this would ensure you could keep all your supplies in a neat and noninvasive space. All you would need to get started is a workbench, and some shelving units.

Attic turned office renovation

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Side walls can also be made into functional storage space, so if you are considering an attic conversion don’t miss out on this fantastic extra space.

 

 

Dead space under the eaves becomes a focal point and smart storage area with the addition of custom mini barn doors. See more of this fabulous redo at http://thehousediaries.com/blog/2015/1/7/jan-7-big-bedroom

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Wall color is very important in an attic. Sticking with white or neutrals is key to making the space feel open and airy. If you want a little color, greys would work well here, as they provide a little more warmth than  basic white or cream, especially if you are wanting to create a cozy bedroom.

 

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Even with the richer colors, this attic bedroom is light and bright, but ultra cozy.  I love the fireplace and traditional furnishings here. It is hard to imagine this was an attic at one time!

 

Teen Bedroom Or Hangout

With children around the house, it’s always a good idea to have a place they can hang out and play games with friends.  The best part about having a teen getaway in the attic is that it can stay a bit messy without cluttering up the rest of the home. Having guests over? No problem! Messes are out of sight, out of mind!


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The amount of stress teens have on them these days is overwhelming, so they could also benefit from a cool space to hang out with friends. They would surely love a dedicated space to just kick back and relax.

Teenagers have lots of hobbies to pursue so attic space is perfect for them.

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If a sofa is too large for the space, a couple of comfy bean bags like the ones at sackdaddy.com would be great for an attic room.

 

PB teen for the playroom around tv. love the wooden letter and symmetrical frames

 

Think about your teen’s hobbies, and find fun ways to incorporate them into the space. If they love playing guitar,  these hangers at wallaxe.com  would make a fun decoration. 

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 And last but not least, you’ll want to find ways to incorporate technology. No modern teen hideout would be complete without a flat screen tv, and at least one console on the go. Investing in a shelving unit to go under it will provide storage for all their electronics, games and game consoles.

Unused attic space? How about transforming it into a personal movie theater for friends and family?

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An attic could also become the family’s at home movie theater or family room! Mounting the television on the wall will ensure that it takes up less space and will provide better visibility.

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As you can see, an attic space can be utilized in so many ways to add function and value to your home.

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If you are feeling  a little cramped in your current home or just want to make a big change but adding on is out of your budget, why not consider an attic conversion? It might take some time but it could become a dream space that you will enjoy for years to come, and it is certain to give you a return on your investment.

 

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Think outside the box when dreaming over your attic conversion. If you are looking for more ideas, check out this great article: Attic Conversion: Where To Start? When it comes to the possibilities for attic uses, the sky is limit!

 

Amber

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