Converting an attic to a bedroom is easier with the right flooring
Converting an attic to a bedroom is easier with the right flooring While many homes may use the attic for storage, it can also be used as a functional living space. Converting an attic to a bedroom can be simple, as long as homeowners follow a few tips from interior design experts.
The Clarksdale Press Register suggests a simple decor with furniture suitable to the space. Less is more, as clutter will make the room feel smaller, and a monochromatic scheme of light colors may help to open up the space.
To avoid a dark living space, as attics may have smaller, pre-existing windows and dim overhead lighting, the news source recommends installing a skylight, which will provide ample natural light during daytime hours, and recessed lighting for evening use.
Finally, homeowners should pay attention to the flooring. "Light colored wood flooring will provide the best aesthetics for making small spaces look larger," according to the news outlet.
Wood flooring is also easier to maintain than carpet, as a vacuum may be hard to maneuver in a smaller living area.
According to InvitingHome.com, adding an extra bedroom or guest room to one's home can increase its resale value and may even speed up the house's sale as the property will appeal to a larger segment of the market.