7 Beautifully Converted Attics
No longer just for storage, attics have been reclaimed as a way to add square footage to people’s homes. And it’s easy to see why. Given their position at the top of the house, attics have easy access to a plethora of natural light. And the wood beams and sharply sloped ceilings common to most attics give them instant architectural appeal. Whether characterised by sky-high ceilings or cosy corners, attics are the perfect place to add an extra bedroom, an office, or even an entire apartment. Keep scrolling to see some of the most beautiful converted attics around.
This attic is the epitome of efficient sophistication. Tucking the kitchen into the back corner saves a ton of room, and placing the dining table right next to the island nearly doubles the amount of workspace in addition to demarcating the cooking area without isolating it from the rest of the room. Keeping the furniture to minimal, thoughtful essentials keeps the space from feeling cluttered and crowded.
This casual and cosy attic feels thoughtfully undone. The simple lighting wrapped around a beam, coupled with the stark-white paint, creates the illusion of more space. A sheepskin rug softens the room and adds a much-needed dose of texture. The inclusion of a gallery wall of family photos in harmonious hues adds a personal touch and keeps the room from feeling unfinished.
Soaring ceilings and long, slanted windows prevent this attic from feeling cramped. This is also aided by the simple and spare décor used throughout the room. Although the bedroom hews to a neutral colour palette, the use of a variety of materials and textures softens the space and creates a layered effect.
This classic bath is soothing in its simplicity. Raw wood accents, from the beams to the window frame, add architectural interest and help to break up the space into distinct zones. The shiplap walls add a contemporary feel while remaining faithful to the home’s historic roots. And that tub!
This attic may have been designed with grandkids in mind, but the guest room can easily be updated to evolve with the children as they grow up. A picture window enlarges the space and provides ample natural light, while the incorporation of built-ins ensures every square inch is used as efficiently as possible. With space to sleep, play, and relax, this guest room checks all the boxes.
This rustic attic is bursting with character and personal touches. The tasteful pairing of antique features, such as the dresser, with newer pieces, like the industrial pendant lamps, gives the space a collected vibe that makes the room feel like it came together organically over time. The use of beadboard, a bright rug, and a dose of greenery gives the space texture and depth.