Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Finishing That Wasted Space

First, thanks to Ballard Designs Style Studio for posting a photo of my dining room makeover.  It wasn't the best of the two I sent, but I'm sure they chose that one because you can see the table base a little better and it is their table after all. 

On to today's subject: Finished Attics.

While it certainly isn't anything I can afford right now, I've always imagined some day finishing my attic.  One thing that stopped me in the past is that while the entrance to my attic has a perfectly normal staircase, it can only be accessed through my bedroom.  There is probably another way to open up access, but creating an opening versus using existing would no doubt greatly escalate the cost. 

If I maintained just the entrance from my bedroom, that would rule out a guest room - unless I want guests traipsing through my bedroom (not so much).  I have always admired what Martha Stewart did with her Bedford NY attic.  It's kind of a craft room on steroids.  Take a peek:


Of course, no matter what I would do with it, it would have to have a bathroom - even if very small.

A little sitting room to relax and watch TV or read would be nice too.

A gym?  I would have no excuses to skip the workout so I would have to pass on this idea, but it is impressive.

 A home office...

Or just stick with the obvious...a bedroom.


I'm going to go buy a Mega Millions ticket so I can finance my big ideas.

“Have nothing in your house that is not useful or you believe to be beautiful.” William Morris, leader of the Craftsmen Movement. If you want a golden rule for what to purchase and what not to purchase, this is it.  William Morris also said that the most important things in life are love and work and the true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in the details of daily life.  I think he has a point or three. 

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