Smart use of roof slopes
Tips and tricks on how to create effective stowage space even in the tiniest of angles.
At the top floor, where sloping walls and beams determine the room layout, the coziness is at home. The homelike atmosphere literally invites you to expand the living space to create comfortable retreats.
However charming a converted attic may be, so many limitations and challenges are associated with the furnishing. Here, a lot of ingenuity is needed to make the most of the limited space.
Down to the last corner
Slopes and beams limit the footprint of a room, and as much space as in a room without any inclined Walls will never be there. But if a few set-up rules are followed, a converted attic offers more storage space than expected.
To make the most of the space, it often helps to be inventive and to place furniture in unusual locations. For example, a large bookshelf, which naturally stands on the wall, can function as a room divider.
Individual Shelving Systems
Especially popular are the custom-made shelf or cupboard systems that can be perfectly adapted to the sloping roofs. Thus every straight part of a wall can be used as a storage space, no matter at which height the inclination begins.
Anyone who is very neat, only has to accommodate decorative objects or books, does not necessarily need a disguise. But especially when stowing clothes doors are useful. These are also custom-made with bevelled edges.
Roller containers are suitable for the lowest level of such a system. Pulling out the containers allows easy access to the things you need without having to bend over.
Practically Hang Clothes
If the roof slopes do not allow for a large closet, other alternatives offer an alternative. For example, most classic clothes racks are adjustable in size and therefore adaptable to the ceiling height.
Even a model suspended from the ceiling is great for walls with a slope. With the re-working of wooden rods, copper pipes or branches as hanging clothes rails, the area below a slope is also used optimally. When making your purchase, it is important to remember that the bar has the correct diameter for the stirrups.
Visually enlarge the room
With low furniture, the low ceiling height is easily covered up. Chests of drawers and sideboards, for example, can be placed on the outside of the slope and make the room look bigger. In addition, chests of drawers create space for storage through deep and large drawers. A sideboard is also suitable as a TV table.
Even a low-height couch and low tables support the optical magnification. In general, no area should look overly crowded, as the attic is otherwise suffocating.
The right amount of light
Large windows and then on the top floor - a dream for daylight enthusiasts. Well-lit rooms are extremely suitable as a studio or home office, but even a bright bedroom or living room has advantages. But just a room under the roof heats up quickly. So, especially in the summer, it is important to be well-prepared to protect yourself from the sun.
Electric or manual shutters can be easily attached to sloping walls. And for curtains there are now even special suspension systems that allow them to attach to sloping walls. Although curtains do not generally reduce the amount of sunshine, they are more decorative and provide warm and pleasant light.
To attach a picture to a sloping wall sounds very unusual at first. But who dares the experiment, will quickly find - it looks great. Especially if the walls are kept rather simple, put colored works of art or frame great accents. The installation is relatively easy and the materials are usually available in every hardware store.
If the image is perceived as too risky by inclination, then a differently painted wall also lends individuality. Although mainly bright tones are recommended so as not to make the room appear smaller. But coloring one or two bevels quickly gives a room a charming and cheerful touch.