Some newer homes don’t have quite the same kind of attic space that older homes offer, but if you’re lucky enough to have a home with an attic, now’s a great time to determine if you’re using the space the best way possible. Have you ever thought of remodeling it to become something else? At Treasure Coast Window Fashions serving Jensen Beach, we have a few ideas that might make your attic space more useful. Read on to learn more!
Makeover Options for Your Attic
Your attic doesn’t have to be just about cobwebs and dust—and it also doesn’t just have to be for forgotten storage. There’s a chance you could transform your attic into a space you’d like to use frequently, and for much of it, it just takes a little elbow grease (although be sure to check out local building codes, get any needed permits, and have an HVAC company ensure that your ductwork is in order). Here are some ideas for your attic space:
- How about an extra closet? If you feel cramped in your current closet space, why not expand to the room above? Paint the space a clean white, and add a full mirror, a dresser, and a changing stool. If you want to go all out, add cabinets, a wardrobe, and shelves for your shoes.
- Want a reading room for just you? These days, many people dream of a quiet reading nook away from all the hubbub in the main part of the house. Just think of making your attic that haven! For a space with sloped ceilings, bring in lower furniture and smaller artwork. Add a cushioned bench, a side table, some decorations, and a reading lamp, and the attic becomes your stress-free quiet zone.
- What about some extra income? If you create a bedroom, you could make some cash each month by renting the space to vacationers or short-term renters. If it’s big enough, turn it into a cute studio apartment, with an economy kitchen, a half bath, and a sleeping area.
Remember the Window Fashions
With more directed use, your attic will need the same kind of window coverings as in the main part of your home. Consider light and privacy control, UV ray protection, and energy efficiency. Because you might want all the insulation you can get, consider treatments specially designed to keep outside air out, such as Solera® Soft Shades, Duette® Honeycomb Shades, or Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades. If you’ve got a skylight up there, check out options like Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds or Vertical Solutions® Vertical Blinds. And to round out the look of the space, think about side panels from the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™.
Ideas for Attics in the Greater Jupiter, Jensen Beach FL Areas
Treasure Coast Window Fashions provides more than just the finest window coverings. Our owners are involved in every project from start to finish to ensure your window covering project exceeds your expectations. We serve Jensen Beach, Ft. Pierce, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, Indiantown, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Okeechobee, Palm City, Port Saint Lucie, Riviera Beach, Tequesta, Vero Beach and Hobe Sound, FL.
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