Red, Grey And Elevated: An Attic Office

When you're a student looking to save on housing costs you do your best to overlook the odd things about rental properties you check out - including shockingly red carpet. Today's featured workspace features an office in a very tight space.

Lifehacker reader MWMroll wanted more space for the coming school year and hopefully a smaller housing bill. He hit the streets with an open mind and a high tolerance for quirky design choices.

After this past semester ended I set out to see if I could find a space bigger than what I had. I found this guy who was renting an attic for a very cheap price here in Chicago.

Upon first seeing the room I was a little skeptical, but I decided to take a shot at it. The room hadn't been painted in years and the deep red carpet was a bit hideous. It was very hard to find a colour to match that carpet. I eventually chose 2 colours of grey, darker for walls, and lighter for angled/ceiling walls.

Everybody though I was crazy until they seen the finished product. I made one end of the attic my mini kitchen/bedroom and the other side is my office/living room. At the end of the day I was very happy with my room where my rent is half what a studio in Chicago costs.

Although it might be small it's certainly got a unique layout and a nice separation between the working/sleeping space - more than I can say for any studio apartment I've lived in before! Check out the pictures at the link below for a closer look.

Red, grey, and Elevated: An Attic Office [Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool]


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