Most people who have older homes have some sort of attic upstairs. The problem is, most of us don’t really know what we can do with that space. We worry that it’s too small for some things, and that it may be uncomfortable for others. But, with some time and a little bit of creativity, you can make your attic a comfortable little oasis that you can enjoy with friends and family alike.
Where Do I Get Started?
First, take some time to survey what you’re looking at. There are so many different things that may be of concern that you want to consider. Be sure that it’s safe to walk around on – sometimes, the floors of attics aren’t sturdy enough for you to get around on. If that’s the case for yours, you may want to think about getting the floors finished or adding some boards in to help with support.
How much space do you have to work with? Is it going to be cramped, or do you have some room to play with where you can put in furniture and other comforts? Do you have to spruce up the walls somewhat, or is it fine as it currently is like a vintage auto mobile? All of these are really important ideas to consider.
What Will My Attic Be?
The attic can be whatever you want it to be. Some people I know have converted their attics into an extra bedroom for another child or a spare room for guests. Others have turned their attic into another den or a game room, where they can entertain guests and have family game time without ripping apart the living room or kitchen in order to do so. In larger attics, you can convert the area into a movie room, filled with comfortable furniture, beanbags, and other fun objects that will help you get cozy while watching your favorite movies or shows. Some people even use their attic as an area where they can meditate or exercise.
In short, your attic is whatever you want it to be. There are so many different things that you can do, so make sure that you don’t leave it out when you are looking to remodel and add some space to your home. It can be that awesome spot where you can relax and get away from all of the cares of the world.