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The attic is the space that separates your head from the rest of universe.

 The hinged wooden steps pull down, like the hatch of a mysterious ship. Hot air bursts from the opening.  Climb the steps, and peer into the dimly lit space with a combination of despair and optimism. How can this become habitable?

 Break through the bedroom wall and add a new dormer to capture the view of an oak tree. Storage behind the kneewall, additional insulation to benefit the rest of the house, and wood floors will make this place a nest for dreams.

 The attic is more than just being upstairs… In this place we are one inch closer to heaven.

Excerpted from the ebook Home: Celebrating the Spaces of Your Heart by Renee Garrison and Tom Szumlic