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7 Great Reasons To Renovate Your Attic Instead Of Moving

Written by Jaymi Naciri Posted On Sunday, 31 May 2015 06:04

Do you love your home's location but lack space? Do you have the equity in your home to use for renovations or do you feel your money would be better served if you used it as a down payment on a new, larger home?

Does the idea of your house being ripped apart make you want to run right out the door to another house? Would you even know where to start if you were going to renovate?

There might be a space in your house you haven't considered, and renovating it just might make all the difference.

"Looking for more square footage? Embrace the angled walls and convert your attic into a master suite, guest room, office or just a custom hideaway," said DIY Network.

These 7 attic renovations may help you decide to stick it out.

1. Attic bedroom

The unique angles of this attic bedroom don't just give this bedroom interest; they also provide additional opportunities to add character to the space. Even better—an attic bedroom provides one of the best returns on investment according to Remodeling magazine's Cost vs. Value Report, with 77.2 percent of costs recouped.

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2. Attic living room

Carefully placed windows turn this former dark and dreary attic space into a light and bright living room.


3. Attic playroom

An attic space is a great place to build a kids' playroom since it is separate from the rest of the house. Nooks and angled walls also lend themselves well to creative spaces.

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4. Attic home office

Unique architectural details establish a great foundation for a creative home office space. Private without being closed in, the office manages to be chic and functional at the same time.


5. Attic home theater

A large, windowless space with angled walls that help it feel cocoon-like without the stuffiness? What could be a more perfect spot for a home theater?


6. Attic teen suite

What teenage girl wouldn't love a glamorous bedroom suite on her own floor?


7. Attic home gym

If you have ample ceiling height to play with, a renovated attic can make a great home gym, with space for equipment, storage, and a fridge for bottled water.


If you're not sure if your attic is a good candidate for renovating, check out these tips from Better Homes and Gardens.

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