Finished attic with built in storage….great use of normally “unusable” space. @ Home Improvement Ideas:: an awesome space for sleep overs and spooky stories as well as things like wrapping paper storage and craft storage
Dead space under the eaves becomes a focal point and smart storage area with the addition of custom mini barn doors. See more of this fabulous redo at http://thehousediaries.com/blog/2015/1/7/jan-7-big-bedroom
Expanding into your attic? An in-wall rope ladder installed beneath a window and hidden by a cabinet door, will give you extra peace of mind. From about $300, egressescapewindows.com. | Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn | thisoldhouse.com
Bob's Tip of the Day: Can your attic be converted? Habitable attic space must satisfy the same requirements that govern rooms in the rest of the house. To pass code, there must be at least 70 square feet where the ceiling height is 5 feet or higher. At least 50% of the usable area (calculated above) must have ceilings of at least 7 feet. Some homeowners satisfy this code by installing a dormer.