Ideas to Use Attic Space in Your Home

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Not all homes have attic space—and even if they do, it might not be usable. Some might be in use for storage. But even if an attic has usable space that isn’t empty, there’s no reason not to get creative with ways to make it work even more for you. Why not make it something you can enjoy? At Blinds & Designs serving Marin County, we’ve got some ideas for ways to convert your attic space to an area you’ll love. See below for more!

Dot Your I’s and Cross Your T’s

Your attic doesn’t have to be just about cobwebs and dust. But be sure to mind the details. Check out local building codes, get any needed permits, and have an HVAC company ensure that your ductwork is in order. Then get to work on making over your attic!

Add Closet Space

Want to have bigger and better closet space? Time to create the closet of your dreams right above your head! Paint your attic a clean white, and add a full mirror, a dresser, and a changing stool. Then just arrange your clothes the way you want, and you’ve got your private closet space.

Make a New Bathroom

You can have a spa-like retreat in all that attic space! And even if you don’t go full-on with the luxury aesthetic, adding an extra bath to your home could increase its overall value.

A Hidden Reading Room

If you’ve dreamed of a space to get away from everything for some quiet reading, your attic could be just the answer. With a comfy bench, a side table, a few accessories, and a reading lamp, the area could become your stress-free private zone.

Create Rentable Space

Add to your cash inflow by renting out the room to short-term vacationers or renters. If you have the space, make it more than just a bedroom by adding an economy kitchen and a half bath.

Don’t Forget Window Coverings

Kick your space up a notch and address privacy, light control, energy efficiency, and more. Great options for attic windows include Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades, or Solera® Soft Shades. To cover a skylight, consider treatments like Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds or Vertical Solutions® Vertical Blinds. And to round out the complete look, think about side panels from the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™.

Ideas for Attics in Marin County

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