Create more space by putting the attic to use

Anyone who's been reading here for a while knows that I'm a big proponent of sustainable design - my definition of that being leaving a small footprint but also having a home that's functional and stylish. There are various ways to achieve this, depending on what's right for you at the time. It could include building and decorating with eco-chic products, or reusing and repurposing materials, or simply living small.

Small spaces can be organized and designed so that you don't have to sacrifice lifestyle and convenience. If you're feeling too cramped, think about how to expand your space without moving to a bigger home. One potential solution? Move up to the attic. 

Here are some great examples of using attic space to create new rooms without adding on or building a whole new home. 


Yes, slope roof lines can create challenges, but as you can see from these examples, they also create interesting spaces.  If you're lucky enough to have convertible attic space, what are you waiting for?