Creative Attic Conversions

Here in Ireland one of the most popular ways to add space to your home is by converting the attic.  Attic conversions make great use of unused existing space and are generally a lot less costly than adding on an extension.

But converting your attic doesn’t just mean adding on an extra bedroom.  Here are some of my favourite and most creative attic conversions.

Pacific Ave Artist Studio contemporary family room
This light filled space would be perfect for an artists studio.

Flawless Composure contemporary home office

There is no shortage of storage space in this office.

Lake District Residence contemporary closet

If only I had enough clothes to warrant this wardrobe space.

Upstairs Office modern home office

I love this teen chill out zone

Washington Park Residence 14 traditional kids

Boys would just love this ladder access to their playroom.

CCS ARCHITECTURE modern family room

Anyone for pool

Playroom in the addic contemporary kids
livingroom contemporary family room

And how about this for a light filling living room.

If you do need an extra bedroom, there are plenty of ways you can be creative with the space.

Kids Bedroom traditional kids

Katie eclectic kids

Book nook traditional bedroom

Kids Bedroom contemporary bedroom

Kids Bedroom traditional kids

Sleeping Niche traditional bedroom
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Have you converted your attic?  I’d love to hear how it’s worked out for you.  Leave a comment and let me know how you use the space.

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About Karen

My name is Karen Hughes and I'm an Interior Designer from Dublin, Ireland. I’m passionate about design and I started this blog as a way to connect with others just as passionate as myself. I tend to ramble on about all sorts of things, projects I’m working on, people, places and things that inspire me (and some that don’t). So put the kettle on, get comfy and settle in. I hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to say hello. Visit my website to find out more about my services and view my work.


  1. Incredible looking conversions! Right now my girlfriend and I are actually converting an attic to a california closet we can use for all of our close. Not sure it'll look as good as the closet conversion pictured above, but it's going great so far.

  2. i love the light filling living room

  3. Glad you enjoyed it – thanks for stopping by

  4. Hi thanks for visiting, best of luck with your conversion.  I hope I've given you some inspiration. 

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    Amazing , I am crazy about your work, Interior designing  is innovative & creative work with space planning and perfectly organize thing's like color palette, textures, custom furniture thousand oaks, floor and window coverings, lighting and artwork .

  6. You need a really big attic to convert it to a master bedroom 🙂 Usually the problem with the attic is the ladder and the lighting.  Regarding the lights, there are some ideas at my blog 

  7. I am in love with good light. I seek it out all the time since my photography is made with glass and light. I used to love the different lighting created at the theatre and that was one of my favourite things about it. Good lighting is amazing. Thank you for the advice. Frances

  8. Thanks so much for the blog.Really thank you! Fantastic

  9. I really like and appreciate your blog.Really thank you! Keep writing.

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    Wow, some great ideas there. I was considering getting my loft converted fairly cheaply, but now will need to go back to the drawing board to come up with something more inspiring!

  11. Thanks for all the lovely comments folks.  I'm glad you enjoy reading my articles 🙂

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    Relaxable place has a good setting up of design and development room.Very impressive nice to see this.

  14. Wow!!! Really great ideas!!! I love all the conversions. Wonderful!!

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  16. Thanks Martha, I had a look at your site too – some lovely pieces.

  17. Beautiful conversions, really like your blog. Keep up the good work. We are launching our new site soon so I will mention you in our blog. Regards

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