While I'm getting on with the dull, messy work of removing the distemper from our daughter's bedroom walls, why don't we pleasantly distract ourselves by dreaming of future projects that lie ahead? Don't tell me you don't do the same!!
In our new house, we have a top floor which spans the full length of the huge roof. I'm constantly coming up with new configurations for this floor as there are no internal supporting walls up there at all. This would originally have been a large, shared space for the servants quarters, so, nearly two hundred years later, there is certainly a case to be made for considerable upping of the luxury factor, away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house.
Today, let's take a look at my Top Twenty Modern Country Attic Rooms....
These rooms take the very best of the cosy, rustic charm that the quirky roof lines and exposed beams can bring, and unites them with a relaxed, contemporary vision that brings these spaces bang up to date without losing a single jot of their identity. Yup, that'll be gorgeous Modern Country Style!
When it comes to windows, we're lucky enough to have several original windows up there already but we'll certainly be adding as much additional light as we can using VELUX windows.
Many of these spaces are bedrooms and so I should add that whilst I definitely want additional light by day, a massive advantage of VELUX windows is the fully-fitted blackout blinds that will transform the way you sleep. Not a single chink of light can pass through, if that's what you need. Blissful dreams here we come!
I am determined to squeeze in a dressing room when it comes to renovating our space upstairs. I love the idea of using the space to create a complete haven. And a bathroom. And a guest room. And a study. And a... And a...
Hmmmmm. Possibly all this attic loveliness is going to my head. I'd better get back to stripping distemper....
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