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A cozy reading nook. If you’re lucky enough to have an attic equipped with great windows, it’s likely to have the best sunlight in the house. Install shelving for books, pull up some comfy chairs and catch up on your favorite reads.
A family room. If you have a more traditional home that consists of a formal living room, dining room and kitchen on the first floor, you may be longing for a casual family room. The attic may be the answer. Bring up comfortable furnishings and a television for movies, and say hello to lots of relaxing weekend afternoons.
A home office. If you work from home, you know how important your home office space is. You also know how quickly it seems to fill up with stuff, and how easily it is to be distracted by household goings-on. Fix this by turning your attic into the office. You’ll likely have more space, and the quiet of the top floor will help you concentrate.
The master bedroom. One of the most valuable qualities of an attic space is quiet. If you’re dying for a little peace and a good night’s sleep in an active household, move the master bedroom to the top floor. You’ll wake up every morning quite happy you made the move.
No problem when space is tight. If you have room for a bed, it can still be a guest room.
Storage. If nothing else, equip your attic with adequate storage. It will prevent the buildup of boxes and lost items, and create the perfect spot for holiday decorations, sports gear, and all that other excess stuff needs an organized home.
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