Setting Up An Attic Apartment – 3 Beautiful Ideas
The attic is probably the first option at hand (if not the only) of those who live in such houses when they want to expand their living space. Clearly, depending on the surface, the space under the roof can accommodate, from a simple and discreet bedroom, to a full size apartment. So here are a few such ideas for setting up an attic apartment, a micro-universe which is intimate, elegant and comfortable at the same time.
Before we let the pictures do the whole talking about the success of others’ successful ideas worthy of putting into practice, here are some tips to take into account for a final open and welcoming attic and implicitly an elegant and comfortable apartment. Do not ignore the potential of natural light so that, before you start fitting the place, make sure you have enough light sources. Skylights are the usual options if you don’t have a space well lit up. They also play an important role in the space ventilation, given that it is one generally closed.
Since we mentioned the natural light, then we should also mind the important role colors play in decorating a closed space. Light colors, especially white, are options commonly used in opening such a space. Also rely on the aesthetic value of the wooden beams, if you have them in the structure, especially in contrast with the white walls. And last but not least, thermal and acoustic insulation of your attic is another step that needs to be taken by all means, with a wide range of materials available, matching all needs and budgets alike. Only after installing the skylights and the roof isolation you can proceed to dividing the space and the effective arrangement of the attic.
Here are some photo galleries with set up attics to make room for an apartment, in various designs matching the space particularities and owners’ tastes. The first images come from an apartment set up in the attic of an old house on the outskirts of the Polish capital Warsaw. Again, white and wood join forces for a genuine decorative feast, giving the space expanded and open proportions.
The second example comes in a chromatic combination full of energy and personality, with captivating accents and strong contrasts between various materials used in setting up this cozy space.
Finally, in the third set of images, a small attic was divided into three areas – the living spaces with the kitchen included, the bedroom and the bathrooms. Clad in wood, the attic turns into a welcoming space in which the small sizes are blurred by the warmth it radiates.
Sources: Tinyhousepins.com, Tlawton.com, Houzz.com