Got Unused Attic Space?

Designer Roller Shades
Designer Roller Shades

Around the West Bloomfield area, many homes have unused—but usable—attic space. If your home is one of them, you might consider putting that area to work for you and make into something you can enjoy. At Windows, Walls & More, we have some thoughts about how to make the most of unused attic space. For ideas, read on!

Attic Makeovers

Not all attics can be converted, and if you decide to undertake a makeover, you should definitely consult with an HVAC professional to determine whether your ductwork is in order and with your local government to check out building codes. However, if it works for you, here are some thoughts about what you might do with the converted attic space:

  • A remote reading nook. Have you ever dreamed of your own private reading area? Your attic could actually be that spot! If you’re dealing with sloped ceilings, use lower furniture and smaller artwork. You could add a comfy bench, a side table, a few accessories, and a reading lamp to create your personal stress-free quiet zone.
  • Vacation rental room. These days, lots of people make extra cash by renting out a room for the short term. If your attic is big enough, you could even turn it into a cute studio apartment, with an economy kitchen, a half bath, and a sleeping area.
  • A luxurious bathroom. Who says an attic can’t be a spa-like retreat? With a blank slate to work with, you can design the bathroom of your dreams. Even if you don’t go all-out with luxury, adding an extra bath to your home could increase its overall value.
  • An extra closet. Feel like there’s not enough closet space? Why not 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.

Don’t Forget the Window Coverings

If your attic has windows, don’t forget to manage the necessities: light control, UV ray protection, energy efficiency, and privacy (especially if the attic becomes an apartment, a bathroom, or a dressing room!). An attic often calls for insulation to keep the outside air out, so you might look at treatments such as Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades, or Solera® Soft Shades. If your attic has a skylight (or if you add one), consider treatments like Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds or Vertical Solutions® Vertical Blinds. And to give your attic space a coordinated design, think about side panels from the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™.

Ideas for Attics in West Bloomfield, Birmingham MI Areas

Windows, Walls & More was established in 1977 and has become the leader in window treatments and window treatment motorization, as well as wallpaper, interior design and more. With a beautiful Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom in West Bloomfield, Windows, Walls & More serves West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, Livonia, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Northville and Novi. Stop by our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see our many functional window covering displays. For more information, or to schedule your free in-store consultation, give us a call today at 248-661-3840.

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