Transforming An Unfinished Attic Into A Master Suite

Our clients, parents with a busy family, wanted to transform their unfinished Attic into a Master Suite with a Bath and dedicated Office space. Creating a separate space for the adults in the Attic would also give the kids their own space on the floor below. The whole family is currently sharing the home’s only Bathroom (and shower) on the second floor, so building a Bath in the new Attic Master Suite is a priority.
The homeowners’ remodeling must-haves were:

  • Create a new Master Suite
  • Adding a second full Bath to their home in the new Master Suite
  • Dedicated Office space in the remodeled Attic Suite

Style of Home: American Foursquare
Year Built: 1905
Project Type: Attic/Second-story Remodel
Project Goals: Creating a Master Suite & Office Space
Project construction will take approximately 12 – 14 weeks to complete.

Our client's home is a 1905 American Foursquare in Southwest Minneapolis.
Before | The existing Attic stairway from the second floor is unfinished.
Before | A View of the Attic's unfinished stairway down to the second-floor access door.
Before | The Attic still has its original 1905 leaded glass windows.
Before | Working around the brick chimney in the middle of the space and the roof lines in the Attic pose design challenges.
Before | The homeowners used the Attic primarily for storage. This angle shows the varied angles of the existing roof line created by the home's hipped dormers.

The New Design

The remodeled Attic design plan includes a Bedroom, full Bath, walk-in closet, and lots of storage.

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Take a look at the design for this Attic remodel.


The Design