Make the Most of Your Attic

Reorganize space you already have in your home by using wasted space in your attic with these 10 creative room ideas.


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Combine Sun and Storage

    Uncover the hidden potential of your upper room by creating a multiuse space. This upstairs sunroom incorporates a living area alongside handy storage options -- perfect for organizing and lounging.

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A Multipurpose Nook

    Use your long attic space to its full potential by separating it into multifunctional mini rooms. Here, a home office, living room, hobby room, and bedroom fit together seamlessly.

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Go Cubed and Colorful

    Bright white cubed shelves stack neatly against the white walls and are a perfect showplace for vases and books. In a room with sharp slopes, your best bet for vertical storage is on the end cap walls where you can stack it efficiently.

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Add a Private Bath

    Instead of trying to convert existing living space into a spare bathroom, consider transforming your attic into an out-of-the-way bathroom space. This classic claw-foot tub, basin sink, and skylight create an updated look. Plus, built-in shelving makes towel storage a cinch.

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Make an Antique Loft

    Create a romantic attic guestroom by incorporating old furniture. Use furniture and accessories from around the house to make it more "homey" without having to spend anything extra.

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Rev Up the Playroom

    This cool, kid-friendly attic room houses a convenient table and lavatory combination. Creative painting patterns make the helpful storage space part of the decor. Big, comfy chairs and bookshelves create a perfect story-time destination.

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Build a Rustic Retreat

    If your attic's focal point is a window, don't be afraid to show it off. Instead of covering it with window treatments (and losing some of the aesthetic appeal), consider installing tinted window covers that block UV rays.

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Create an Elegant Addition

    Combine simple white and sleek wood to create dramatically chic upstairs quarters. This room's vibrant flooring pattern takes center stage and balances out the bare walls. Instead of storing your hobby items, try displaying them as decor.

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Incorporate Office Space

    Bring your work upstairs by transforming your attic into a home office full of storage potential. Store papers out of the way in a closet or filing unit, and experiment with different computer desk options.

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Design a Toy Story

    Your attic is a large empty space ideal for a toy room. Create a playful atmosphere by painting the walls bright primary colors like the red and blue shown here. Games and toys fit into a built-in shelving unit, and a loft creates even more space for extra fun.

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