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Creating a Master Bedroom from Unused Attic Space

By SoPo Cottage on Oct 24, 2013


Somehow, in the course of 120 years, this attic space never got finished into living space. It was one of the features of this house that excited us the most, when we started the project.



But it wasn't an easy job. The joists were over-spanned. The roof rafters didn't meet new codes. And of course there was no insulation. But we quickly tackled these challenges (see details on insulation and structural updates) and added new elements like collar ties of antique, hand hewn beams.


And the result? Thanks to new windows and a large skylight - and a very cool light fixture - the room is light and bright. No more dark, creepy spaces. The gabled roof provides architectural interest to the space. And the room is large enough to have room space for a reading nook by the window.



And we were able to add a half bath at the far end of the room, complete with a marble mosaic floor and classic fixtures.


So, it might have taken 120 years to get this room finished, but it's ready for the next 120 now! What do you think?

Chandelier - Shades of Light
Bathroom Fixtures - Kohler & American Standard
Rug, Bedside Lamps & Linens - Homegoods
Wall Color - Benjamin Moore Green Cast

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