In most houses, the attic's role is a storage room for old and broken things. In it we keep the unused appliances and old furniture. Little did we know that we can still make use of this extra room and transform it to a place for music, games and relaxation. Read along and find creative ways on how you can pimp your attic.
If you consider transforming your attic, then you must also consider its accessibility. The way to reach the attic should be safe and comfortable. This means that if you have to conserve space, use stairs that can be folded up the ceiling. If you're planning to make the attic a bedroom or a room for games, you should install a fixed stairs that is safe and comfortable to climb to.
The first thing to put in consideration when you want to dress up your attic is the ventilation. With great ventilation, attic will look and feel good. In planning for the windows, you have to consider both air and natural light. Since the attic is a high place, it is easier to have these two factors together. Attics have slanting roof making it hard to put side windows. Having dormers are advised for attics where the roof and the floor directly meets. If they still have a distance of five feet in between, then you can simply install small windows. Skylights will also give life to the attic.
Turning the attic to a storage room is a bit difficult because of the unleveled walls and corners. Hence, if you want to make it a storage area, have cabinets and horizontal shelves to cover the walls and use the space. Simply ensure that the store-room is not too big. Since attics' floor is not that high from its ceiling, the cabinets may leave small space for one to stand under it. One of the creative ways to deal with it is placing a small stool under it.
Once you are done with the basic elements, you are now ready to decorate the attic. You can have blinds in the windows and different shades for skylights. Use lighting that will light up the room nicely. You can also paint the walls white or off-white to make it look spacious.
When making the attic as game room, place things inside the room that are necessary. If you want it to be a place for relaxation, have a nice recliner and scented candles. You can also have a professional install a drainage system for the attic so that you can have a bath tub and mini pool in it.
These are just some of the many ways to pimp your attic. Explore your creativity and transform your attic into a comfortable room.