Before and After Remodeling a House in the Attic
Do you remember the attic project we started a few months ago? Wait until you see the before and after of my home office space after remodeling a house.
The attic remodel has actually been done for quite some time, but I was so busy in the gardens this year, I didn’t get a chance to share an update on it.
And you guys have been asking about it lately!
So since we are moving soon, I wanted to share how it was coming along.
Because now it’s getting packed up!
I wasn’t completely finished decorating, but you can at least see where I was going with it.
The space turned out better than I expected.
And although I’ll have a space for my office in the new house, I’m going to miss this space.
Wait until you see how pretty my attic home office is!
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Before Remodeling a House to Make a Home Office
To see how far this space progressed, you’ve got to see what this space looked like before!
When we renovated our home 15 years ago to add a second story on our 3 bedroom ranch, we included a walk-up attic in the design.
When we were remodeling our house, we didn’t have the extra funding to do EVERYTHING we wanted to do at the time, so we decided to break it up into phases.
And the attic renovation was a phase to do later.
Fast forward 15 years, and we finally did it!!!
You can read all about the attic remodel HERE.
But this is what it looked like before we started.
Now mind you, it was a HOT MESS before cleaning it all out.
We had storage boxes, bins, and all kinds of…just stuff…that we needed to move out and get rid of.
Looking back this project helped us clean out the attic pretty well before we packed it up for the move.
The attic had so much space to work with.
And it did not have skylights originally.
We added those during the remodel to gain extra light up there.
That was one of the best decisions we made!
Because those skylights add SO MUCH natural light to the space and really make it feel bright and cozy.
We created a few storage areas too but for the most part, finished a good portion of the attic to make room for my office space.
And what a space it is!!!!
During the Remodel
You can really see the space take shape once the sheetrock and spackling were completed.
I mean, this was better than I imagined.
Because I wanted to keep the space light and bright, I went with Benjamin Moore White Dove on walls and Simply White on the trim.
In addition to keeping the walls and ceiling light, I went with a light berber carpet as well.
I love the smell of new carpet, don’t you?
It’s been finished now for a few months, but it still has that new carpet smell.
Decorating My Home Office After Remodeling a House
With the space finished, I needed to add some office furniture and decor.
I wanted to create a clean, cohesive look while keeping the space light and bright.
My plan was to have all of my decor, faux greens, and florals displayed on chef shelves so I could see them instead of pulling things in and out of bins.
And in the age of Zoom meetings, I wanted my background to reflect me, so here’s how I decorated my desk space after remodeling a house.
I LOVE my desk.
It’s so large and spacious.
And it’s perfect for spreading out because it’s so long!
I use a desktop and my laptop here when I’m working and the size works so well.
I also bought this office chair because I wanted something soft and comfortable that moves around easily.
THIS model fit the bill perfectly and coordinates well with my new desk.
To protect the carpets and help me move around easier, we bought THESE tempered glass mats.
And that’s how far I got decorating my home office.
As I’m writing this post, it’s all packed up for the move!
I can’t believe we finished this space and I barely got to use it.
But the new homeowners will get to enjoy it for many years to come.
And I’ll be replicating this to some degree in the new house.
More to come!
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