How to Turn the Attic into a Playroom

Posted on Jul 21, 2016


The attic can be arranged to fill a gap in your house or to make it a place of relaxation for the whole family. An attic is a considerable asset in any home. It optimizes space and can be easily decorated according to your needs and preferences. If you have small children, you can consider embarking on a remodeling project and turn the attics into a playroom. Here are some tips to help you along the way.

Planning

First, get a piece of paper and make a list of game categories that are most often used at home. That will depend on the age and number of your children. Also, think about the activities you would like to see them practice. There may be board games, coloring or activities like painting, playing with dough, singing, playing an instrument etc. Next, make a list of the furniture needed for these activities. For example a table for board games and craft activities, sofa or armchairs for video games and reading, a floor mat to play with small cars or dolls, shelves for storing toys, drawers for storing video games etc.

Decoration

Consider avoiding too dark colors. Instead, opt for light colors on the walls like beige or pastel pink. You can also add some stickers on the walls to make the space look more unique and personalized. Besides being practical, wall shelves can also be decorated with toys or art books. In addition, you can also add several cushions that are comfortable but also have a decorative purpose.

Keep it minimal and clutter free

The game room must above all allow the child to have a space to play with his favorite toys, so do not overcrowd the space with many furniture items but instead leave a vacant space. When your child moves on the ground, in any manner whatsoever, it’s recommended to create an even surface by using mats, air mattresses or half-inflated cushions. If your attic is small, you have to find ways for it to appear larger so that children can have room to play around. You can also install a mirror near the window; this will give the illusion of a larger room and entertain your little ones who can dance and have fun by simply watching themselves in the mirror.

Make a healthy environment

To ensure that your kids play in a healthy environment, it’s important to take some measures. Consider installing a dehumidifier or humidifier, depending on your needs, to make sure that there’s an optimal level of humidity in the room. During the summer days, when the attic gets very hot, you can install a tower fan. Compared to other ventilation systems, tower fans consume less energy and are safe to use. Make sure to pick a unit with a tip-over safety feature, so that the unit will automatically shut itself down, should it be tipped over by the children while playing.