Attics 19 Ideabooks

Many of us with children of a certain age are experiencing a "boomerang generation." Whether because of a desire to save money, a change in lifestyle, a delay in landing a job after college or some other reason, the boomerang generation is coming back home to live with the baby-boom generation. This phenomenon...
14 Tips for Decorating an Attic — Awkward Spots and All
Carving out extra living space in the attic can be a wonderful way to make the most of your home's square footage. But to get the most out of your newfound space, you will need to address a few challenges particular to attics — from steeply sloped ceilings...
A Dark Atlanta Attic Welcomes a Light-Filled Bathroom
With a baby on the way, this couple needed to make more room in their starter home, so they hired designer Brian Patterson to renovate their unfinished attic into...
Widen Your Space Options With a Dormer Window
Say you live in a home with one and a half stories, such as a Cape Cod. Your second-floor bedrooms and bathrooms are tucked under the roof,...
8 Tips to Turn Your Attic Into a Snug Reading Nook
Looking for an excuse to clean out your attic? These comfy reading nooks may be just the inspiration you need. Indulge your inner bookworm by converting an often-overlooked space into a place where you can get away from the distractions of the main floor....
7 Tips to Put Your Attic in Play as a Game Room
Whether you want to host family game nights or entertain guests with a rousing game of ping-pong, a game room is a great place for letting loose in your home. If you feel like your home's layout doesn't have the space for this room, there could be a place...
7 Tips to Convert Your Attic Into an Extra Living Room
If you have a growing family, you might find that it's becoming more and more difficult to agree on a living room activity (or a television channel). Appease your family by creating a second space to hang out — a living room attic. Cozy and comfortable,...
9 Tips to Turn an Attic Into a Boutique Closet
There never seems to be enough closet space in a house — whether it’s simple clothes storage or a spot for holding the kids' swim gear when fall comes. If you’ve exhausted your entire home for potential closet space, there may be one spot you haven’t...
7 Decorating Tips for an Attic Bedroom Sanctuary
Don’t let the sloped ceilings and awkward architecture of the attic throw you off — with a little know-how, you can transform this often-underused space into cozy sleeping quarters. Whether you’re in need of a guest bedroom or simply want a brand-new...
Attic Bedrooms Rise and Shine
It often has a low, oddly shaped ceiling and all sorts of weird angles, but if you are lucky enough to have an attic, you might be looking at the best place to add a bedroom. Attics are cozy and airy all at once. Warm (with all that heat rising)...
Renovation Detail: The Shed Dormer
My single-gable roofline is crying for the addition of a shed dormer or two. Like all dormers, the shed creates usable space in the roof of a home by adding headroom, windows and architectural interest. The shed in particular features a single-planed...
Attic Bedrooms Turn a Corner
When homeowners start to feel cramped, they don't immediately think of upgrading to a bigger home. Instead, many are looking for ways to maximize the space they have. One area that can provide major square footage without adding on to a home is the attic....
Unearth Your Attic
Like basements, attics often turn into catchalls for all sorts of odds and ends. When they aren't renovated, they become an easy and convenient space in which to store the furniture, old clothes and other items. But an attic can quickly become added living...
Look Up: There May Be Living Room in the Attic
If you could use more living space, look to the attic. This untapped territory could be transformed into that extra guest room you’ve been longing for, or even a home office for your growing business. Plus, you can’t beat the great views. If you’re...
Design Dilemma: Tricky Attic Conversion
Do you have an idea how to help Houzz user design4meisnoteasy turn her attic into a comfortable, well-organized bedroom? The Houzz Questions section has been buzzing with activity on the topic. Click...
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