5 Clever Attic Crawl Space Ideas

An attic can be a great place to store things. But sometimes, we like to make a little hideout out of it. But there’s no reason you can’t have it both ways. All you need to do is figure out how to turn it into a room and have the storage space that you need. If you haven’t had too much luck in that department, no worries.

Here are some attic crawl space ideas.

An All-Purpose Drawer Unit

Our first choice is possibly the simplest of them all. If you want storage space in your fun attic, you can go for the obvious and get some drawers in there. It is as elegant an option as it is functional. It is also closed in case you are worried about dust from the windows of the attic.

The one you see in the picture is a prefabricated drawer unit made of MDF wood on the inside. This one’s meant to add storage space to any part of the house. Make sure that your attic can support its weight (which shouldn’t be hard since MDF wood is quite light), and you will be good to go.

Good for Loft Renovations

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When it is time for a loft renovation, this is a good one to consider. As you can see in the picture, there is a little door that also acts as a cupboard with a few shelves on it. That’s a nice place for the little items. That could be display items or essential knick-knacks that you will need from time to time.

The door opens into more space that can be designed as you wish. So, figure out what you want to store in that space first and customize it accordingly.

Sliding Barn Doors

If you like open storage spaces, here’s one that you might appreciate. It is designed like a barn door with wooden sliding doors. These are thick slabs made of hickory wood which makes them sturdy.

And by the way, these are quite the good-looking wooden slabs too. They are sanded for a long, really long, time and are one of the hardest of wood surfaces. The knots on the exterior give it a nice rustic feel which is appealing to the eyes, and there’s plenty of space too.

Closet with Shelves

This is a clever one. If there is a low corner in the attic, you might want to turn that into storage space too, right? Because why waste real estate when the space is already small. If you like the sound of that, design and build a closet in the room with shelves on the front. Problem solved.

A Cozy Nook

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On the other hand, if you are looking for smart storage options, check this one out. No matter the size and shape of the extra space, you can always try to put a door on it and make it a cozy nook. Whether you want to hide from the world or store a couple of extra pillows and blankets, it works out just fine.


There are lots of ways to cleverly make something out of crawl spaces. If you like the ideas above, have any additions or suggestions regarding what more to do with them, don’t hesitate to leave a comment. If you have nothing to say, you can still share the piece, right?