A few tips from the September/October edition of Oregon Home magazine can help you realize the potential of the space that's already enclosed within your home—attic remodels are green by default.
3. Keep Your Attic's Charm. Don't fight the coziness! Use the sloped ceiling and oddly shaped spaces for a reading nook. Because it is separated from your house by a level, make the attic feel like a retreat.
2. Be creative with storage. A favorite feature is to replace a banister railing with a bookshelf.
1. Don't overdesign the space. Keep colors and furniture simple and compatible with how you'll actually use the space.
See the rest of the attic tips in the September/October print edition of Oregon Home. In our own home, we pulled out closets and oddly shaped storage areas to open up the entire attic; new insulation and drywall, a coat of paint on the beat-up wood floor, and several bright lamps were all it needed.
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