Attic closets vary, depending on the shape of the attic and needs of the homeowner.
Some Attic Closets are built into a dormer with sliding doors, while others run the full length of the roof, offering a large amount of open storage. Since the attic lends itself to storage, a closet on the top floor can be somewhat makeshift too with dressers tucked into corners and storage hooks installed on the rafters.
An elaborate attic renovation may offer walk-in attic closets, alongside a dressing room featuring a half bath.
Depending on the style of house, this kind of closet may even feature a window or several skylights. Usually, the walls are finished and painted, and in some cases, the roof has been lifted to offer more headroom. Track or recessed lights can provide diffuse lighting and make searching for clothes easier.
Other type of Attic Closets construction is less costly and can usually be put together by the homeowner, even if he isn’t a master carpenter. This kind of closet is created using store bought closet systems, which are usually available in hardware or home improvement stores. These Attic Closets tend to be a popular choice among thrifty homeowners and tend to use all the nooks and crannies available in the attic.
Sometimes an attic renovation is not possible, because of the age of the home or other practical reasons. In this case, the attic can be left relatively unfinished but can still be used in creative ways to store seasonal items. Often these kinds of attic closets are used to store winter coats, boots, and ski clothing to free up more space downstairs. This kind of closet is fairly easy to incorporate into an attic as long as there is flooring and enough headroom to accommodate the clothing racks.