Friday, May 11, 2018

Amazing Repurposing Ideas for an Unused Attic



Today, we have a guest blogger, Will Sanford who will be sharing with us a few ideas to repurpose an unused attic space.


Do you constantly find yourself lacking space in your home while your attic is just standing there unused and empty? Well, it’s time for a little repurposing! Turning your attic into a room you can actually use will not only provide you with extra living space, but it will also make your entire home more attractive and comfortable in case you ever decide to sell. So, here are some cool repurposing ideas that might get you interested in converting your attic. 

For fashionistas

If you’re a shopaholic who just can’t resist a cute shirt on sale even though you know your closet is overflowing, this is an attic repurposing for you. How about you take your unused attic and turn it into a luxe walk-in closet of your dreams? It’s much easier than adding a walk-in closet to your bedroom, but it has the same effect. Cover your walls with closets, hanging rods and open shelving, and even add a shoe closet so you can perfectly coordinate your outfits. Consider investing in a skylight to boost lighting, get a comfy chair for trying on footwear and don’t forget a good mirror! 

For tech junkies

If your living room just isn’t big enough to fit all of your electronics, especially your movie screen, the attic can be a perfect solution. Just fill it with some comfy seating (lazy bags and comfy sofas) and install your projector, screen, TV, gaming consoles and some good speakers. Get a few storage units for DVDs
and games and don’t forget a mini fridge for drinks. If you want to completely recreate the cinema vibe, getting a popcorn machine or a small vending machine is a great idea!



For families with young kids


If you’re tired of picking up toys from the living room floor and stepping over Legos in the dining room, the best attic repurposing idea for you is creating a playroom. Give your kids a space where they can let their imagination fly freely! For this attic renovation project, you must make sure your space is completely safe and healthy. For instance, if house was built in Sydney or Melbourne and before 2004 (which is when all asbestos products were banned in Australia), there’s a chance it contains at least some form of asbestos. Luckily, there are companies that specialize in asbestos removal that can ensure attic is completely safe for you and your little ones. Once you’ve dealt with safety, provide the room with soft carpets or rubber tiles for comfy playtime and make sure to decorate it with bright colors and fun toys!

For active people

If you’re tired of wasting time and money on going to the gym, why not make a private workout space right in your home? Cover the walls in mirrors, get your equipment up and start sweating! Just make sure to reinforce your attic floor and install good insulation, because exercise machines and weights can be quite heavy and noisy. If you’re more of a low-tempo workout kind of person, the attic is also a perfect place for a yoga or Pilates studio, especially if you don’t have a lot of space to work with.

For Workaholics



If you need a quiet and remote place to work, your attic can easily be turned into a home office. Provide it with plenty of light, an ergonomic chair and desk, and move your work upstairs! You’ll have a lot of space for storage and electronics with no one to interrupt your workflow. You can even get a small social space in the corner with a sofa and a coffee table, in case you need to see clients or consult for a team project.

So, don’t let your attic stay unused! Find a good purpose for it and don’t hesitate to convert it into something beautiful and useful.




Will Sandford is a Sydney based wood architect, blogger and contributor on interior design and ecology blogs. Besides that, he is also interested in home improvement combined with green technology. In his spare time, Will enjoys surfing and rock climbing. He is also a regular contributor to SmoothDecorator. Connect with him on Twitter.


Thank you, Will, for your helpful ideas for an unused attic. Please connect with Will on his Twitter if you have any questions.

Also, please send me an email if you would like to chat.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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