Our client, an avid weaver, wanted to transform her South Minneapolis home’s dated, underused Attic into a sanctuary with a Master Suite and workspace to practice her passion for weaving.

Project Type: Attic Remodel With Full Bath
Style of Home: 1 ½ Story Tudor
Year Built: 1932
Project construction will take approximately 14 – 16 weeks to complete.


Our client's home is a 1932 one and a half story Tudor in South Minneapolis.

The Story

One and a half story homes are common in Minneapolis and often have unfinished or underutilized Attic space. Our client’s Attic, partially finished in the 1980s, featured outdated carpet and a monstrous jetted tub in the Bathroom. Remodeling the Attic would allow for a much-needed update as well as creating an opportunity to reimagine the space to better suit the homeowner’s wishes and lifestyle.

The homeowner, a weaver, owns multiple looms. She wanted to create a dedicated weaving room in the Attic where she could spend time weaving. The Attic remodel wish list also included adding more windows looking out on her yard and gardens, as she is an avid gardener.

The Goals

To remodel this Attic, we will reconfigure the space to create two Bedrooms, a full Bath, and dedicated storage space. Getting rid of the skylights and improving insulation are also on the list of project goals.


Before | The original Attic stairs were covered in old, outdated carpet. The new stairs will be hardwood with a custom carpenter-crafted wood railing.
Before | The Attic had multiple unfinished spaces used for storage. The new Attic design includes creating dedicated storage solutions, including a large walk-in closet off the Master Bedroom.
Before | Improving the Attic's insulation is a goal for this project.
Before | The existing Bathroom had a huge jetted tub/shower combo. Taking a shower required walking up a couple steps and then unsafely stepping down a few feet off the ledge into the tub. The new Bath will have both a soaking tub and a separate walk-in steam shower.

The New Design


This drawing shows the new Attic plan that reallocates space creating two Bedrooms, a Bath, and a walk-in closet.

Up Next…

See the new Attic design including plans, fixtures, and finishes.


The Design