Attic built in storage

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Attics are usually the most appealing rooms in the whole house. Some people correlate them to secret rooms or private rooms where their ideas can flourish. In either case, these rooms have a special appeal to them.

Designing such a space has many challenges. This is why we have decided to try to simplify things for you. This is a compilation of some of the best ideas of how you can use your attic out there. The first step to making use of it, is to admit that this space is extremely versatile. This room can be used for almost anything you wish.

Install Built-In Attic Desk Organization for an Amazing Office Space

The whole idea behind having a home office is to have a quiet area in the home where you can work in peace. This makes the attic the perfect place for this purpose. You are not likely to be interrupted by people walking unintentionally into the area. Since it is located above all other rooms, any noise in the house is also likely to escape you. via unskinnyboppy

Add Bookcases at The End of The Bunk Beds in The Attic

In a house with limited space and many children, the attic can be turned into a bunkroom. A pair of double-decker beds can be fitted into the attic. Besides that, bookcases have been added to the room, which provides storage space for the occupants. A great use of the attic space to cope with space challenges. via thriftydecorchick

Build a Library with a Reading Bench

If you have limited space in your home, the attic can be a great place to establish a mini-library. The owner of this attic has converted their attic into a library with a reading bench. It is a compact and quiet place, where one can catch up on some reading. via source

Build a Built In Bed With Storage Drawers and Shelves

Another great idea is to use the attic as a bedroom with storage drawers. If you have a teen that needs their room, the attic is a great option. Besides that, you can build shelves into the attic to provide them with space to store any of their baggage. via simplicityinthesouth

Turn Your Ordinary Attic Stair Railings into Beautiful Builtin Bookshelves

If you have a house full of kids, you may want to keep books in an area that are a bit out of reach for them. The owner of this attic has placed bookshelves in there. This is a wise use of space, which would otherwise have been laying idle. via source

Build Shoe Cubbies in Slanted Walls and Window Seat with Bookshelf at One End

This attic owner has made use of the attic as a space for storing shoes and books. Besides that, they have added a couch where one can rest as they read their books. It is far away from other rooms in the house, which means there is a lot of peace and quiet to read books. via houzz

Use Wood Crate to Make Storage Shelving

The attic is a great place to store staff. However, you do not need to spend a lot of money creating the shelves. You can just stack wood crates and use them as storage shelves. Wood crates cost little, but they are quite effective. You can see how they were designed by this owner. via maisondepax

Build a Built In Closet with Hanging Rods and Storage on Bottom

If you have many clothes, you may wonder where to place them. A closet with hanging rods is a good idea to install in the attic. The closet can be used to store clothes that you do not wear often. For instance, your winter coats and other gear could be placed in this attic closet. via houzz

Build An Attic Closet on The Lower part with Shelves and Drawer At The End Of The System

This homeowner has turned their attic into both a closet and added some drawers. The drawers can be used as storage, and the closets can be used to store extra clothes. Additionally, this homeowner has added a mirror, which means they can use it to try on their clothes. via houzz

Use Space Saving Attic Clothes Drawers

This homeowner has used their attic as a clothes drawer. It is a wise use of space, especially if you have a large family and limited space below in which to store your clothes. The clothes drawer can be cleverly slid back into the wall to leave space for storing other things. via functionality-world

Add to Storage Space Beneath Window Seat

This homeowner created a nice window seat in the attic. It is a nice place to relax with a book or with friends. Besides that, the homeowner has added some storage space below the window seat. via homebunch

Create a Guest Bedroom in the Attic with Storage Space and Pull out Bed

The homeowner has seen it fit to create a pullout bed in the attic. Besides that, he or she has created some shelves where they store books. via anderhuis

Create a Wall Library to Store and Display Your Child’s Books in The Attic Room

For this homeowner, they decided that they would use their attic as a wall library. Besides storing their kids’ books, they also store their trophies in it. The attic is also used to store the kids’ toys. via myscandinavianhome

Create Extra Storage Space Against The Otherwise Un-Utilized Exterior Wall

The owner of this attic decided to create some closets in the exterior wall. It is a great way to create storage in a small house. via architectinheels

Make a Attic Storage Assistance by Using a Pulley System to Help Load Up The Attic Ladder

Getting things in the attic can be hectic. This homeowner has designed a pulley system that can be used to transport items into it. With a few ropes and a bit of ingenuity, he has created a pulley system. via instructables

Build a Storage System with Wooden Attic Shelves

The attic has been turned into a storage space by creating shelves. The owner has then placed storage containers on the shelves. It is a great way to store items such as Halloween costumes. via atticmaxx

Add Sliding Barn Doors to Cover Knee Wall Storage

The homeowner has created a tight space where they store their travel suitcases and other items. The space is kept out of view with sliding doors. via thehousediaries

Build a Simple Wood Shelf Unit to Hold Storage Bins in The Attic

The homeowner created wooden shelves. On the shelves, he placed storage bins. These bins are a great way to store items that are rarely used. via diydesignfanatic

Create More Attic Storage Space Using Stacking Cabinets, Book Shelves and Drawer Units

via songbirdblog

Make an Extra Walk In Closet for Off-Season Clothing Storage

The owner of this house has used their attic to create closets and shoe storage space. The items stored here are used seasonally. It is a great way to get them out of the way.

Build an Attic Bedroom Which Provides a Ton of Room for Storage and Organization

Utilize every square inch of this attic bedroom with pull-out trundles, window seat and the built-in bookshelves. via mydomaine

Use Storage Shelves on Sloping Wall for Attic Home

The owner of this home decided to make use of the sloping wall in their attic. The homeowner has used some great looking shelves that appear to be emerging from the sloping wall.

Create a Wonderful Space Even When Ceiling Height is an Issue in The Attic Room

Make Best Use of Space with Built-in Drawers and Corner Shelves

Use Angled Brackets to Maximize Space in Attic Closet

Arrange Storage Boxes With Labels On Open Shelves For Holding Kids Toys

Turn your attic into a great playroom. Labelling the storage boxes and placing them on open shelves makes kids easily access toys and play inside the attic. via houzz

Build an Attic Closet Against the Attic Wall Using Shelves and Low Hanging Rod

Find Space In The Attic With Bank Of Drawers Built Into The Eaves

Work with the Angles to Create Dynamic Shelves and Cubbies for Holding Books

Add Window Seat and Tall Cabinet

Add a Little Dresser in The Walk-In Attic Closet

Add Accessible Storage Along The Short Wall In The Attic

via houzz

Fully functional IKEA fitted wardrobe for sloping ceiling

My room has a design feature – a slanted or sloping ceiling. While it can be charming, in some parts of the home, it posed a problem in my bedroom. I needed the wall, which had the sloped ceiling for my closet.

Well, there was only one thing left to do. Hack!

I modified the IKEA PAX wardrobe for sloping ceiling, to accommodate the slant and close up the wall as well.

When the closet is closed, the sloped ceiling is no longer noticeable.

Wardrobe for sloping ceiling materials:
  • PAX closet
  • BIRKELAND doors
  • FINTORP handle

How I made the PAX fitted wardrobe for sloping ceiling

First I have measured the space between the closet and the ceiling this was about 20 cm. I have used 2 rows of aerated concrete blocks of 10 cm direct on the floor to raise the closet 10 cm.

After placing the blocks, I moved on to modifying the PAX frames. I had to cut all side panels of the PAX closet. This is because at 160 cm (170cm from the floor) the sloping ceiling begins.

Don’t forget to cut the correct angle on the right side. I messed up one panel :(.

Related: A classy bespoke loft wardrobe

I added some wood laths on the walls to mount the covering.
After this, I mounted a wooden lath over the closet to give it more strength and to mount the ceiling covering.

After all closets were placed and connected to each other and to the wall I screwed 12 mm mdf board to finish it.

Related: Under eaves storage with IKEA TARVA

After grounding I have used a self adhesive MDF finishing profile to make a nice connection to the walls and ceiling. I have used Acrylic kit to finish it up and used white paint.

And that’s it! My wardrobe for sloping ceiling is complete. It works really well and I can store lots in it.

~ Bram van Tienhoven, NL Hendrik Ido Ambacht

Our master closet is not a normal closet, people. Frankly, in an old Seattle 1924 house, we are very lucky to have any closet space at all. And we appreciate that. But all of our bedroom closets are built into the eaves which means they are a weird shape. Coming up with organization and storage solutions for our sloped ceiling closet was a real challenge. But here is what we’ve got going so far thanks to building in a few pieces of Ikea storage.

In setting up the closet, our goals were to maximize storage, keep the window uncovered (that was a debate), and to orient the room so we could stand upright instead of picking out our clothes on our knees. I decided to install off-season storage in the shortest part of the room and to put our clothes on hanging on rods in front of that storage (not yet done, as you can see in the pic, above). In between the hanging rods, I added a taller Ikea bookcase for some drawers and shelving. To give you a little orientation, this is the shape of the closet as if you were standing in the doorway.

And here’s an overhead view which shows the footprint of the space but everything in gray is under the sloped portion of the roof:

Such little headroom for regular height people! But I have finally convinced myself that this is charming, rather than annoying. For our storage, first I grabbed these two Besta units from Ikea. The bookcases weren’t quite as deep as I wanted them to be, so I pulled them a little bit away from the wall and then added a counter on top with some 1/2″ mdf cut to size.

To hold up the counter, I created a little ledger board on the back wall (with scrap wood and nails) and also added some supports in between the two bookcases (scrap 2x4s, glue and nails).

You’ll note in those pics that I totally cheated on my beadboard install – I didn’t have it go all the way to the floor because I knew it would be covered.

Then I put the taller bookcase in the middle (this Ikea Besta unit), in front of the counter. It was a little too tall so I cut off the side and back pieces with my miter saw and then reattached the base with glue and my nail gun.

Then I trimmed everything with some 1x2s I had on hand. I wanted it to look really built-in instead of like I threw some Ikea storage into the closet. I think the key to making Ikea furniture look built-in is trim and caulk (I did it for another piece in our entry, too, which you can see here).

Finally after caulking and painting, here’s how it looks,

I’ve still got to do things like install the clothes rods, the shelves, and the drawers, and then move in! Oh, and share what’s happening with those ridiculous floors. I hope to have the full reveal next week…

5 IKEA Pax Hacks That Give Our Nonfunctional Closets Hope

Maybe your closet is looking a little sad, or maybe you’ve decided that this is the year you finally do something with that awkward empty nook in the corner of your bedroom. Where going the custom route could set you back hundreds of dollars, there exists a smarter solution—and it’s hiding out at IKEA. Have you heard about the Pax system?

Chances are you’ve seen it—you just might not realize it. The modular organization piece is incredibly easy to personalize, making it a favorite among bloggers and decor aficionados. It comes in dozens of silhouettes, ranging from tall and narrow to fully built out with shelves. Everything is finished in white (literally the perfect blank canvas) and thanks to its low price, it fits most budgets.

All you need to get started on your dream wardrobe is a plan; that’s where we come in. Here are five of the most genius ways we’ve seen the Pax system reimagined:

The Nursery Storage

Photography by Nat from The Palm Co. | Design by Hemma Interiors

This designer created the brightest backdrop for her daughter’s “workspace”: a floor-to-ceiling Pax frame that’s ideal for housing art supplies and homework. The only thing she added to mix up the Shaker-style front is some simple leather pulls—it’s a small touch, but makes the storage feel way more custom.

The Mirrored Wall

Photography by Phillip Van Nostrand

If you’ve got a smaller bedroom, go for some visual trickery. We love this idea of swapping out the doors for mirrors, effectively creating one large reflective surface that adds depth to the room (and makes those outfit checks exponentially easier).

The Statement Piece

Photography by Karl Anderson

There’s nothing pared back about this saturated teal dresser, and that’s fine by us. If you’re in a pinch and want a DIY that’s a little less of a lift, head to Superfront: The Stockholm-based brand has ready-made cabinet fronts for a number of IKEA furniture items, and the Pax options are especially great because they come with a textured pattern.

The Tight Squeeze

Courtesy of Designsixtynine

For anyone dealing with a tricky room layout—for example, slanted ceilings—look to this DIY for inspiration. This blogger custom cut their Pax (get the how-to here), taking the bespoke look a step further by painting it the same deep gray as the walls for a monochrome look.

The Walk-In Dream

Photography by Erin Kestenbaum

If you’re not afraid to spend a little more time (and have some crafting skills that go beyond beginner status), take inspiration from this bold blue closet. It takes some elbow grease—okay, a lot of elbow grease—but once it’s built, you’ll have bragging rights forever. Bonus points for the contrasting striped wallpaper on the ceiling.

See more IKEA hacks we love:
This New Mom’s IKEA Shelf Hack Is as Simple as They Come
5 Ways to Hack IKEA’s Most Famous Dresser
10 IKEA Kallax Hacks You’ve Probably Never Seen