Make an attic playroomIf you have kids young or old I am sure you know the feeling of having all thosetoys laying around, nowhere to store them and when the kids are playingthrough the day the house looks a mess so what can you do. If you have noextra bedrooms or a storage room, the simple way to add space is byconverting your attic.
STEP 1:Consider how you are going access the attic on a daily basis with ease. Mosthome’s attics are usually above the main floor where it would be impossible tohave a staircase built. If you have space, then consider a spiral staircase.Another option could be to shave a bit off the entrance to a room and have astaircase built in a bedroom. Otherwise you can use loft ladders, althoughputting them up and down could be a pain.
STEP 2:Windows in the attic can be a great way to add natural light. They can alsohelp circulate fresh air especially in warm months.
STEP 3:Insulate the base layers of your attic by laying floorboards. Most likely therewill be no heat in the attic, so it would be a great idea to lay a carpet or getsome large area rugs to keep in warmth.
STEP 4:Once you have the point of access settled, a source of light, and the floorprepped and safe for tiny feet, it’s time to decorate! Adding a theme to theroom or some bright colors on the walls will create a unique environment toencourage your children to be creative and have fun. Wall decals withmessages of positivity and encouragement are a great way to inspire childrenwhile they are playing in the room.
STEP 5:Think about toys you want in the room, and how you want them stored andorganized. Shelves along the sides of the room with fitted containers for toysare great for quick clean up and out of the way storage. Also, building abookshelf can maintain a neat and off the floor way to store toys and books.Some oversized comfy chairs are great to occupy floor space so the kids can sitand relax while playing or reading books. Large beanbags are also a fabulousaddition for when friends come over.
Now it’s playtime! Visit our blog for more Home Improvement articles!About the Author: Gemma Dawson is a mother of three who offers Tom and Jerry party supplies aswell as party decorations and themed costumes.