Making the Most of Unused Space in Your Northern Virginia Home

October 05, 2017

We’ve blogged about making use of ALL the unused space in your home in the past – but have you ever thought about turning your attic into usable living space? A guest room? A media room? A study? 

 
 
 
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 Maybe adding a shed dormer window would add valuable natural light, allow for fresh air, and of course increase head room? It also makes a great spot for a reading nook or built ins.
 
 
 
 
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 The angled ceilings are INSTANT architectural interest… Use them! Add beadboard to them! Paint them a bright and fun color! Play up unusual spaces with a bold wallpaper! 
 
 
 
 
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Lighting is essential – but the unusual ceiling angles don’t always lend themselves to surface mounts or chandeliers. Wall sconces are IDEAL and can be a great design element.
 
 

There are several things to consider before tackling this idea, and the following article from “This Old House” addresses them.  

 -https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/read-you-finish-your-attic

 

Ready to maximize EVERY square inch of your Northern Virginia home and make your attic a great new space for your family? Give me a call or shoot me an email. 
 
 
 
 

Stacy Lensis, AKBD

Lensis Builders, Inc.

Office/showroom: 703-367-8999

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If you live in the Northern Virginia area and you’re interested in a free estimate, or would like to know how Lensis Builders, Inc. can make your home even better, give us a call at 703-367-8999 or fill out a short contact form. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next project, visit our Pinterest page.