As these glorious spaces prove, attics are not just dusty spots to store your stuff. Maximize your home’s square footage by rediscovering your attic. Whether it’s a spot to meditate, a bathroom oasis or a home office far from the madding crowd (aka the family), here’s some inspiration to get you piqued by that peaked space that’s desperate for a do-over.
A shiplap ceiling instantly adds texture and vintage charm. The wrought iron bed has a countrified, antique vibe that suits the Elvis-approved bedroom’s retro mood. Painting out the headboard wall a dark colour provides a pop of contrast.
A sweet attic apartment complete with a balcony and a compact kitchen with casual shelving turns the cool factor up. Keeping the furnishings lightweight and in a similar tone ensures the room feels spacious and uncluttered.
Attic unused? Turn it into a bathroom oasis like architect Heather Dubbeldam did for her clients. Luxurious limestone tiles are striking in the spacious shower. A sliding door leads to a roof deck. Hold my calls, family!
Awesome attic alert! This pared-back space, designed by nkA Architects, is all about the simple essentials: a large desk, no-nonsense storage and blank walls. What’s that they say about how a clean desk leads to a productive day?
Sassy Home Office
Best Book Nook
Here’s the other end of Beth’s home office – how cute is this book nook? It’s a surefire way to encourage reading that’s for sure, which at least one of Beth’s kids likes to do!
Oh La Loo!
A transfixing wall of Moorish lantern tiles follow the attic’s peaked roofline for a dramatic and elegant look. Veiny floors, a seamless shower and a standalone tub are also knockouts in this bathroom designed by Lindsay Chambers Design with architecture by Feldman Architecture and construction by Art of Construction.