If your small home happens to have an attic, then you're in luck, because you can get a little extra mileage by moving on up. Once you get the go-ahead from your contractor that your attic space can indeed be finished, you have so many options! Here are 12 creative ways you can transform your attic into an enjoyable and practical space.

Small Space Living: 12 Creative Ways to Use an Attic Space

If your small home happens to have an attic, then you're in luck, because you can get a little extra mileage by moving on up. Once you get the go-ahead from your contractor that your attic space can indeed be finished, you have so many options! Here are 12 creative ways you can transform your attic into an enjoyable and practical space.

Every wish you had a quiet, sunny room for reading and writing? See how this homeowner transformed a dark and dusty attic into a relaxing retreat.

Best Attic Before and Afters 2015

finished attic with exposed beams, ceiling fixtures, an area rug, bookshelves running the length of the walls under the eaves and surround t.

Why it pays to splurge on spray-foam roof insulation. | Photo: Courtesy of Certainteed Corporation | thisoldhouse.com

Read This Before You Finish Your Attic

spray-foam roof insulation applied to this refinished attic.more expensive, but effective and allows more useable space as opposed to regular insulation.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this for a former/attic finish!  Fun, Space saver, LIFE SAVER If you need more room for sleeping.  I can see this deco'd for girls, for my 3 granddaughters!  They're all sleeping in one room right now & their house has a dormer/attic just like that!

Cleverly Increase Living Space By Making Use Of Unused Attic

Perfect for my "bonus room" idea! Use the attic portion or awkward bonus room ceiling space of a house and provide lots of sleeping space.

Elephant Buffet - Diy -  Make the most of your space with a staircase railing bookcase combination

Elephant Buffet - Diy - Make the most of your space with a staircase railing bookcase combination. EC NOTE for our staircase

Attic room made into a home cinema...oh my god we could do this in one of our attic rooms, how cool would that be?!

30 Beautifully Decorated Attic Room Designs

Home theater room in the attic. A more do-able idea than those other fancy home theater rooms! Much cozier and warmer than the individual recliners in rows that you see in a lot of fancy home theater rooms

Dead space under the eaves becomes a focal point and smart storage area with the addition of custom mini barn doors. See more of this fabulous redo at http://thehousediaries.com/blog/2015/1/7/jan-7-big-bedroom

Before & After--The Big Bedroom

Dead space under the eaves becomes a focal point and smart storage area with the addition of custom mini barn doors. See more of this fabulous redo at thehousediaries.

I love these finished attic ceilings and contrasting-color beams, and the openness of the spaces. Several photos from a 2009 attic remodel. Would love to talk to the designer!

attic remodel (almost complete)

I love these finished attic ceilings and contrasting-color beams, and the openness of the spaces. Several photos from a 2009 attic remodel. THIS would be in my dream home, top floor! May even do my attic someday, love shapes!

Finishing an Attic Includes What? - Home Tips for Women

Finishing an Attic Includes What

How to insulate and ventilate knee wall attics - the after diagram with improvements from Energy Smart Home Performance in Cleveland Ohio

Bob's Tip of the Day: Can your attic be converted? Habitable attic space must satisfy the same requirements that govern rooms in the rest of the house. To pass code, there must be at least 70 square feet where the ceiling height is 5 feet or higher. At least 50% of the usable area (calculated above) must have ceilings of at least 7 feet. Some homeowners satisfy this code by installing a dormer.

Attic Renovation - Planning Guide

25 Inspiring Finished Attics via Remodelaholic.com #remodel #attic

Love this attic redo - plus she's funny! from the nato's: attic renovation. before and after pictures.

Love the bed! Interesting idea... create a wall-length cabinet (shelf behind/above headboard to bring bed out from under steeper part of eaves while also providing storage. Use french doors to increase light flow in tight space. Nice.

Making an unfinished attic space feel livable

Master attic bedroom, french doors, bamboo shades, blue walls, neutral bedding I love the doors!

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