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Great Attic Bedroom Ideas

Great Attic Bedroom Ideas

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February 23, 2007

There are many great attic bedroom ideas for your consideration, all you need is some time to evaluate them and decide what best meets your needs.  Many people do not automatically think of an attic area as a potential bedroom area, but more and more remodeling projects are focused on turning attic space into livable, usable space.  Here are some things to think about if you are interested in including the attic in your remodeling plans.

The feasibility of attic bedroom ideas depends in large part on the size, shape, and location of your attic space.  Many older homes have attics that are quite large because they were traditionally used as storage areas for all sorts of items.  Newer homes, on the other hand, often do not have a traditional attic but instead have a crawl space for moving around under the roof area.  If this is the case in your home then remodeling that crawl space will require more structural changes to accommodate a high enough ceiling and big enough space for bedroom purposes.  Regardless of the current size and shape of your attic space, you will need to plan for proper heating, cooling, electrical outlets, lighting, and safety.

Attic Bedroom Ideas

Depending on the size of your attic space, this can be the perfect location for a child's bedroom or a playroom.  Another factor that will help you decide if you want to turn that space into a bedroom is the presence of a window or two.  If there aren't any you might be done planning your attic bedroom, unless you choose to have a gable window installed into the attic.  By nature, attic rooms can be cramped and feel small inherently, so you'll want to take advantage of as much natural light as possible. 

Bearing this thought in mind, you can get creative with the ways you choose to add lighting to the space.  If its in your budget, you might look into having a skylight installed which can do wonders for a room in terms of its feeling more spacious.  If you're looking for a lower cost solution, you can add extra lighting to the room in the form of floor lamps or even string lighting to add a whimsical flair, something especially appropriate for a child's room. 

Give Unused Space Purpose 

If you are not prepared to undertake a large scale project to turn your attic into a full fledged bedroom, another terrific idea is to fix up the space as a loft area that can be accessed from an existing bedroom.  For instance, you could create a comfortable reading loft for a child.  All it takes is a ladder or other step system from the existing bedroom up into a section of the attic, followed by remodeling that attic section with appropriate lighting, heat, etc.  Fill it with large soft pillows and install a good reading light and before you know it your child will be spending more and more time with their books instead of their video games. 

Another option is to turn your attic space into a studio for either office work or artistic pursuits.  Especially with hobbies like painting, imagine this space transformed by natural lighting and artistic themes, something both children and adults alike are sure to enjoy.   

Great attic bedroom ideas are all around, just use your own creativity to come up with something that works well for your circumstances. If you're ready to start your attic conversion now, we can help you receive free estimates from professional, local contractors. A local contractor can offer up ideas that can turn your attic into a functional square footage, instead of a useless storage space.

Whether you decide to start an attic conversion, or something completely different, take the time to think about how you want to invest in your home. Start your attic conversion by receiving free estimates on your project, or check out our other home remodeling ideas to find the project that's best for you.

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