The residential attic has many attractions. Here you can take a break from the traditional rectangular space and fully experience the romance of a heavenly dwelling. That’s just to equip a room under the roof, as a rule, is more difficult than a room with vertical walls. And this applies not only to its decoration, but also to the purchase of furniture.
In the attic rooms, it would seem that it is not difficult to find a place to store things. For example, if you install horizontal beams and hem the ceiling to them, you can get roomy mezzanines. True, most likely, they will become a warehouse of forgotten items: it is very inconvenient to climb up a stepladder for the right thing on the treasured shelf. Obviously, you can’t do without a closet. BUT
1. The bevelled corner reduces the capacity of the rack or cabinet, but makes the design more elegant.
2. Each Mr.Doors roof door is equipped with two ball-bearing support roller carriages, as well as upper rollers with plain bearings and rubber rims.
3. The pentagonal attic door can be used as a room divider.
4, 5. Behind unusual facades lies the usual functional content
When walls don’t help
The specificity of the premises located under the roof is that they have at least one inclined wall-ceiling. There can be two or even three such walls (in a house with a hip roof). But since the attic area is usually divided by partitions into small rooms, the latter have at least one «normal» wall.
Most attic rooms have two end walls with oblique corners (top and bottom). If windows and doors do not interfere, then along one of them most often they build a wardrobe. Sometimes indirect corners are simply cut off with furniture panels (triangular cells are closed with blank panels or hinged doors)
But there are technical solutions that help to make storage places as voluminous and convenient as possible. Some companies, such as Mr.Doors, Kardinal, Komandor, are able to produce sliding doors with oblique angles. For example, Mr.Doors produces a line of special attic doors that are compatible with conventional rectangular doors of the Noteborn 34 series. Such sliding structures with a frame made of lightweight and durable aluminum profiles can be four- and pentagonal, with the upper angle varying from 30 to 60
Arrangement of non-standard premises is not an easy task, especially when it comes to built-in furniture. The price of the project will consist of the actual cost of components and payment for the work of qualified personnel, even if the latter is included in the price of the final product. AT
Pavel Borodulin, Leading Designer of the Marketing Department at Mr.Doors
The editors would like to thank Mr.Doors for their help in preparing the material.
Source: Ideas for Your Home Magazine#177