Adventures in the Attic

Most people forget about their attics – they are primarily a place to store seasonal decorations or boxes of items that need to be thrown away.

If finished properly, attics can be a great way to add some creative space to your home. The best part about decorating an attic is that it is not an integral part of the flow of your house – so you can turn it into virtually anything. Consider the ideas below for some options to get your creative juices flowing as you think about building some extra relaxation space into your home.

Extra Living Room

If you have a big and adventurous family, you may all benefit from an extra living room separated from the rest of the house. Considering refinishing your attic as a space for family hangouts or movie nights! This will give your group a change of pace and provide extra room if you are feeling a little cramped in your formal living room.

Family Room
Traditional Family Room by Bethesda Design-Build Firms Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.
Family Room
Traditional Family Room by Bethesda Design-Build Firms Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

Guest Space

Do you often have regular visitors in your home, or family from out of town that stay for extended periods of time? Creating a private escape for your guests in the attic of your home can give them the privacy they desire while still having the luxury of enjoying time with you during their stay.

Contemporary Bedroom by San Francisco Architects & Designers Feldman Architecture, Inc.

Entertainment Area

If you regularly throw parties, finishing your attic as a bar and entertainment area may fit your lifestyle perfectly. Attics are a great space to incorporate room for relaxation, games, and a wet bar. Comfortable seating and games will keep everyone happy and the conversation flowing.

Family Room
Eclectic Family Room by Bozeman Interior Designers & Decorators Design Associates – Lynette Zambon, Carol Merica

Health and Wellness Studio

Whether you enjoy relaxing to yoga or strenuous training workouts, your attic can be the perfect space to practice the sport of your choice. The expansive space and long walls are perfect for installing or using any equipment you may need –plus the separation from the rest of your home will allow you to fit in a workout without interrupting family time.

Contemporary Home Gym by Palo Alto Design-Build Firms James Witt Homes

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