If you are fortunate enough to have an attic in your home, then it may be useful to convert it into master bedroom: which enables you to enjoy privacy, optimum views to the outside and can additionally claim this extra square footage if you decide to sell your home.
The conversion from an attic to a stunning master bedroom does not come without its difficulties, so here are some tips to see if it will ultimately work for your home and individual lifestyle.
Whilst the idea of attic living sounds fabulous, ensure that you are ready for the changeover from the main floor. While many people enjoy their master bedroom at the top of the house for the serenity, many don’t enjoy the climb up the stairs.
If you have small children, you may not want to be further away on another floor. While if you have teenagers and a large family, the attic may be the peace and quiet what you need. Assess your family lifestyle and the layout of your attic in relation to other parts of the home to decide if a master bedroom attic will fit.
The next step is to determine how much work, cost and house renovating it will take to convert your attic into a master bedroom. For older houses, the heating, ventilating and air conditioning will have to be run to the attic and possibly plumbing pipes.
For many home owners, the expense of having to run new services to the attic is minimal in comparison to the benefit of added space and functionality. Before you get started, ask a contractor or a home improvement professional to assist you in estimating the costs. Remember return on investment (ROI) could bring you back more money than you invested into the initial conversion.
Since attics are at the top of the home, the option for natural light should be priority. While many homes don’t have skylights, other options such as dormer windows which are located in the walls of the attic, as opposed to the ceiling, and even solar tubes can be installed to bring light into the master bedroom attic space.
Along with natural light, views to the outside should be considered, as people thrive on seeing daylight and fresh scenery daily. Take full advantage of the height and the views, you are at the top of the world.
Attic spaces are beautiful for many reasons. One of the biggest is the gorgeous architectural lines of the attic roof lines, which in turn are your master bedroom ceilings. Play these up with beautiful collaring on the walls and adding emphasis to enhance your attic’s architectural space.
For smaller attics, use lighter colours, and for attics with natural light pouring in, consider adding darker coloured walls where the bed will be to add a focal point to your space.
Attics that are converted into master bedrooms have so much potential. They can be a hidden treasure tucked away from the rest of the house, and they can look out upon the world for maximum enjoyment.
Residential house refurbishment is becoming increasingly popular these days, so why not start at the top and maximise the space you have already got.
If you are trying to determine what to do with your attic space, think about converting it into a master bedroom. Take advantage of the space, before another member of your home wants to use it for their teenage rock band.