How to use sloping ceilings without making compromises – Living with roof alcoves

Whether a converted attic, a top story with ceilings that begin to slope, or unusual architecture, you have to be a fan to live with sloping walls. You either feel comfortable in this environment and enjoy the challenge of getting the most out of sloping ceilings to create a cozy home – or you hate the restrictions they place on you. But these limitations are no reason to give up, because individual solutions for life up in the eaves make it simple to work with your sloping ceilings while still retaining storage. A customized closet for a roof alcove is not only a true space miracle but also allows you to realize your personal interior design wishes.

Instead of yearning for straight walls why not embrace your sloping ceilings?

Utilizing existing sloping ceilings as well as possible but without compromising on the look is the challenge of living at the top of a building. When designing “normal” rooms the biggest problem you’ll face is how to position furniture around windows and doors and maybe power sockets, pipes and the like. Attic apartments are a whole different ball game. How inventive you have to get with your interior will depend, among other things, on how far down your ceiling slopes. Some rooms have almost no vertical walls, while others have spaces that go straight up for three feet or more before running off at an angle. If the latter is the case, then while you have more furniture options, you won’t want to waste the sloping surfaces so still have to work out how you can use them.

Exploiting a sloping ceiling means thinking outside the box

So what can you do if you want to get the most out of your sloping ceilings without sacrificing the space they offer? Standard-height off-the-peg shelves and closets don’t usually fit into the footprints available or, if they do, leave too much space unused. Improvised solutions may mean that you have to do without doors, since ordinary retailers don’t sell ready-made doors cut to the required angles. In addition to this, there is the problem that having the space to open the door may mean losing it for something else or just isn’t the best option.

How to use sloping areas just like any other wall

These are just a few of the issues that you have to consider if you want to use your sloping areas just like any other wall. Customized sliding doors, room dividers, and storage solutions from raumplus prove that it is possible. If, for example, you want a closet for your roof alcove, then we can configure a built-in version that precisely mirrors the angle of the wall down to the last millimeter. We also offer four interior systems for maximum design flexibility. Our sliding doors are just as individual and diverse, offering a way to hide the closet’s contents. They are also available in a wide range of models, allowing you to create closets that almost melt into the background, have panels that match the interior design and are thus proper pieces of furniture, or function as hero items. They can also incorporate decorative digital prints to turn the sloping area into an art gallery. This combination of sliding door and storage solution is also perfect for low heights under sloping ceilings – both visually and functionally. It exploits all the available storage space while simultaneously creating a unified overall look. The same is also applies to clothes closets in roof alcoves. Because even if the room dimensions appear difficult, we can make it possible to utilize your sloping area and make your dream of a walk-in closet or similar come true.

raumplus offers endless opportunities to utilize sloping areas

Whether built-in or clothes closets, room dividers, or any other design idea, raumplus makes living under the eaves comfortable and is the perfect partner for your quest to exploit the space you have available. Our brochures provide inspiration and an overview of the wide diversity of opportunities that is raumplus. And if you want to try out your own ideas, then take a look at the raumplus Configurator»do it!« configurator that allows you to experiment with a whole range of solutions and options. And if, after all this, you still want help or simply personal advice on »how to use sloping areas«, then why not visit one of our experts? Use the raumplus retailer search to locate your nearest dealer.

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