An Attic Dressing Room That Frees Up Space in the Morning Rush

An Attic Dressing Room That Frees Up Space in the Morning Rush

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Regina Yunghans
Jun 24, 2015
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The morning rush can be chaotic in any household. So, what to do when you live in an itty-bitty house with one "Jack-and-Jill" bathroom shared between two bedrooms and three people? Take to the attic!

When John and Jami moved into their less-than-1,000-square-foot home, this attic space was all exposed framing and insulation. They finished up the space using inexpensive materials they wouldn't be heartbroken over should there ever be a roof leak. Then, they turned their newly-finished space into a dressing room!

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In the mornings, Jami puts her makeup on up here while the boys, her husband John and growing son Parker, get ready in the small bathroom downstairs.

(Image credit: Regina Yunghans)

She also stows her shoe collection up here, as there's no way it would fit in the queen-bed-sized bedroom downstairs. Jami's clothing hangs in the couples' full-length bedroom closet, but John's shirts hang in the attic (shown up top). He selects an outfit from upstairs and dresses downstairs while Jami brings an outfit up to the attic dressing room to prep for the day. All of this makes busy mornings doable within a small footprint for this family of three.

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