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