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Storage. If nothing else, equip your attic with adequate storage. It will prevent the buildup of boxes and lost items, and create the perfect spot for holiday decorations, sports gear, and all that other excess stuff needs an organized home.
Get More From Additions The homeowners added a function-packed 900-square-foot addition, which includes a den, laundry room, and a guest bedroom. They worked with the architect to design a taller ceiling and create a space that works with the outdoors. French doors that open out save space and provide guests with easy access to the backyard.
Incorporate multipurpose storage solutions into your bedrooms, too. We love the wall of bookshelves in this space!
take doors off closet, paint, create shelves, install counter for desk area (look at Menards or Lowe's or Fleet Farm for 'odd sized counters' for sale), maybe mirror part of the back wall for 'light purposes, install outlets for plug-in stuff, slide plastic 3 or 4 drawer bins under counter for storage of office/scrapbook/craft stuff...voila!