An attic is more than a place to store Christmas decorations, off season clothes and other “extra” stuff. Depending the location and layout of your attic, it may be possible to create an attic bedroom. Transforming an attic into a bedroom is a great option to add more living space to your home. While there are a few challenges to an attic bedroom, careful planning and execution can eliminate many of these creating a cozy and stylish bedroom.
The ceiling in attics are different from other bedrooms in the house. The attic is the very top layer of the home and are usually shaped similar to the home’s roof. This can be a challenge for taller individuals or when placing certain pieces of furniture. However, there is adequate living space in an attic if these lower areas are avoided. When placing furniture in an attic bedroom, try to use the open areas as the “living area” and place decorative pieces in the lower level ceiling areas.
It is no secret that heat rises. The attic is very warm in the summer months because of this very reason. On the flip side, a poorly insulated attic can also be very cold in the summer months. Investing in proper insulation for your attic bedroom and installing a window air conditioner can resolve both of these issues.
Over all, the beauty of an attic bedroom out weighs the disadvantages of creating a bedroom in your attic. Check out some of our favorite attic bedrooms: