OVER THE TOP
If your house has very high ceilings or there is a void in one of the rooms, think outside the box, like these clever owners have done, and install a loft in the room. This will provide valuable additional floor space as well as make the room cosier and more inviting.
The installation of an open ladder-style staircase keeps the room light and airy and adds easy access to the new level. Upstairs can be used for just about anything – a study, hangout space for teenagers, a TV room – and underneath can easily become a sleeping space, reading nook, a library area or a fantastic kids’ playroom.
Look up If you can’t go out, go up! This works best in family rooms and bedrooms.