Use these attic design ideas to inspire your next remodel. Image: Stephen E. Kowalski

Is your attic currently only being used for storage? If so, you’re not alone. Too many of us are guilty of taking older or rarely used items and burying them up in the attic, never to be thought of again. Unfortunately, though, while this organizational method may be common, it’s causing us to miss out on a great opportunity to create something special.

In fact, your attic may have more potential than any unused space in your home. When remodeled correctly, it can be transformed into anything you can dream up, from a much-needed home office to a full-on studio space that’s perfect for hosting longer-term guests.

Looking for a little inspiration? Check out the innovative attic design ideas below.

Build a sleek and functional home office

Ground your desk space with a throw rug. Image: MANDARINA STUDIO interior design

Don’t be afraid to make your attic office multi-functional. Image: Mali Azima Photography

Think about creating an office for multiple people. Image: Signature Properties of Illinois, LTD

Take advantage of architectural details, such as window seats. Image: The Works

Create an office with an industrial vibe. Image: WALK INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Create a laid-back playroom or teen hangout space

Let your child express their personality through the décor. Image: Wright Building Company

How about a fun teen space, complete with study area? Image: Sutro Architects

Provide plenty of seating. Image: Mille Couleurs London

Consider a bold color scheme for your playroom. Image: Munro Products

Give the kids (or grandkids) a bedroom of their own

Textiles make an attic bedroom feel cozier. Image: Dyanne Wilson Photography

You may want to build a combined bedroom and playroom, all in one. Image: Beinfield Architecture PC

In a guest room, put function first. Image: Graham Architects

Go big with a studio or in-law suite

If you have the space, give the studio a kitchenette. Image: Jonathan Raith Inc.

A separate seating area gives your space extra functionality. Image: Modern Yankee Builders

Adding skylights makes your studio feel light and bright. Image: GRT Group

A consistent color scheme keeps the space feeling cohesive. Image: A Perfect Placement

What do you think of these attic design ideas? Could you see yourself incorporating one into the layout of your home? Share your inspiration with us in the comments below.