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A Tranquil Attic Renovation

Our clients were more than ready to expand their living space. Their attic had undergone a haphazard renovation many years ago, but they were looking for a much more thorough and tranquil attic renovation. The finished space includes an office area, a laundry room with black marble details, a cozy bedroom, and an expansive spa-like bathroom. We took turned the challenging angles of an attic ceiling into cozy architectural assets. Here’s a look at a few before photos and a lot of inspirational after photos.

Before: There was nothing inspiring about the condition of the attic. It’s easy to see why our clients were craving “tranquil!”

A tranquil attic home office

A Tranquil Attic Home Office

At the top of the stairs we took advantage of potential natural light with large windows that include a cozy dormer. A wall of bookshelves serves the office well, providing spots for books, games, art and other favorite objects. The new flooring has a light stain that’s rich enough to handle lots of foot traffic.

a secret door in an attic renovation

The walls throughout the tranquil attic are Sherwin-Williams’ Pure White. The built-ins have a special surprise — one section functions as a secret door. This leads to a beautiful new laundry room.

tranquil attic renovation laundry room

A Tranquil Attic Laundry Room

We worked with the tricky shape of the roofline to tuck the machines across from one another under the eaves. Over the dryer we were able to fit in a rod for air drying.

tranquil attic renovation laundry room

Over the washer is a handy cabinet and shelves for laundry supplies. We sourced a hamper on wheels for easy storage.

We elevated the space with stunning Black Marcolini leathered marble counters that have prominent white veining. These provide strong contrast to the Pure White walls. So does the charcoal cabinet paint, which is Iron Ore by Sherwin-Williams.

cozy attic bedroom renovation

A Tranquil Attic Bedroom

The bedroom also gets lots of light. the slant of the roofline cozies the space. And of cours, in Atlanta, a bedroom ceiling fan is a must! But this isn’t your grandmother’s ceiling fan — we helped our clients source a sleek modern fan that blends in with the white ceiling.

A Tranquil Attic Bathroom

Before: This was the existing bathroom. In here there wasn’t a shred of tranquility.

Spa-like bathroom

We  kept the shower stall in the same spot but replaced the dated block window. We were able to lay out the bathroom in a way that accommodated a long vanity and a beautiful freestanding bathtub. Marble and bookmatched wood grain provide the tranquility. Meanwhile, a play on geometry adds a modern touch. Hexagons cover the floor while black travertine tile in a herringbone pattern provide eye-catching contrast.

a tranquil attic bathroom renovation

The  vanity counter and extra-high backsplash is also a stunner. The pattern in the Statuarietto marble provides lots of dramatic movement. Wall-mounted faucets, round vessel sinks and streamlined cabinetry add modern touches. And the wood on the vanity is bookmatched. This means that the grain is continuous across the entire piece. And bookmatching is easy on the eye — this is one of those little details that adds to the spa-like and tranquil feeling.

In the vanity area and elsewhere, the design throws some curves at all of that straight-lined geometry. Cylindrical vessel sinks, towel bar rings and globe sconces add soften the space with round shapes.

a tranquil attic bathroom renovation

A teak tub tray is a handy addition — it even has a designated wine glass spot. Beyond the tub we added linen shelves. And the light-filled space is perfect for sun-loving houseplants. These add a nice natural touch to the room.

black marble and travertine bathroom renovation

A Dark and Tranquil Shower

Our clients opted for warm metal finishes through the space including brushed gold and  brass. The shower fixtures are the former, made by Kohler.

The shower floor is also a marble hexagonal tile, this time in a much smaller scale to play off the bathroom floor. The Statuarietto marble from the countertops appears on the threshold.

black marble and travertine bathroom renovation

On the opposite side a Shower bench makes a big impact. This because we used mitered edges to make it appear to be a very large hunk of Black Marcolini marble. The shower wall tile is Noir honed travertine.

The result is a spa-like bathroom that is the most relaxing spot in the tranquil attic renovation.

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