A tv room in the roof space?

I have this pipe dream… to one day build a tv room up in the roof. Our roof space is huge and you can walk around up here and I have often said to my husband “one day I will put that bloody Xbox up there!”

I mean how cool would that be? To have a hidden tv room up in your roof?

I know it would be a lot of work, but I have it all mapped out in my head. The biggest issue would be reinforcing the floor up there so you didn’t fall through! And getting sheets of plaster up there to line out a section. But I soooo want it!

It would be low key though. No beds or furniture. Just a very big tv, the Xbox and lots of pillows/beanbags.

Someone put a cool photo of their attic room on Instagram on the weekend and I thought I knew who it was but turns out I can’t find the photo again! So if you are reading this, tag me pretty please! I have spent hours looking through my feed! Don’t you hate that?

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These photos are not really what I want but I cannot find anything similar. If you can understand what I mean then can you point me in the right direction?

I could easily put power up there, and run an air conditioning/heater vent. However there would be no windows so it won’t be a place you could spend too long in but good for movies and sleepovers. Does anyone know if I would have a fire issue with that – having no windows?

To access the space I’d put a pull-down attic ladder in the garage coming out of the manhole. Easy! I’ve seen some DIY tutorials on how to install a set of these stairs.

See, I have it all in my head. One day… maybe! It wouldn’t be cheap so it won’t be in the list of jobs (unless anyone wants to sponsor that DIY! Lol!).

Do you have an attic room? Would you love one? Do you have wasted roof space like me?

9 comments

  • Casey Paton

    Don’t know about your fire regs, but we had a study without a window and had to make it a ‘walk through’ study as fire regs wouldn’t allow a windowless room. You may be able to get away eoth an openable sun roof ?

  • Anita Lane

    I thought you’d be on to your next build soon???

  • Bron B

    Would you be thinking of Madeleine Stamer?

  • Priscilla Skarpona Fitzgerald

    We have the plans drawn up to do this but it will be our bed room. We decided against a ladder- if your boys used it a lot, it may be a pain. Just hit up Pinterest. Also, we have to change the roof and put in windows. But that’s because someone will live in it. I love the attic room/loft look

  • Karen

    I’m looking at converting some of our roof space to storage. A company that does it over here is http://www.attix.com.au. They need to know in advance whether you intend to use the space just for storage, or want it habitable, so I imagine that would be because of different approvals and regulations. I can’t wait! Really hoping our roof space is suitable for conversion.

  • Shelley

    Here in Canada the fire regulations require 2 escape routes from a room that is slept in. Reason being in case one is blocked by fire, you can escape through the other.

  • Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages

    I think it is an awesome idea! I’d love to have a quiet space with stacks of pillows and beanbags and a good pile of books and magazines. Though I would try and look into getting a window in somehow.

  • Ashlea @ Glamour Coastal Living

    I have thought about the same thing at my place – having my home office up there. The attic ladders are readily available and easy to install, its more so about reinforcing the floor and ensuring its structural! I think too you would want aircon or some serious roof ventilation, it would get super hot up there 🙂

  • David Baker

    What a brilliant idea to build a TV room in the rooftop! I’m also thinking of renovating my attic and turning it to a man’s cave (where me and my friends can hang out). But I need to clean up first as there are tons of old boxes lying around. My sister referred this incredible clean house experts who can help tidy up the space and help organize my boxes. I think organizing my stuff should be in the top of my list, so I know what to keep and what things should go. Hope you’ll get the room, you’ve been dreaming of!

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