When we worked out that we were fast running out of room in our home, we looked to move. But not wanting to buy existing, and not being able to build a home a step up from what we have, maybe only a better suburb, made the decision difficult for us. One day we made the random call, to build a small room in our existing roof space. Loft spaces aren’t common in Australia, like the would be in the U.K. ornother parts of Europe. By the next week my husband had organized a loft ladder and timber. We had a rough idea of what we wanted and a sketchy idea of what we could do.
I have always, always wanted a veelux window to watch the sky, the rain, the storms and the clouds so I was SO excited when he said he could make it happen! Once that was fitted it really opened up and brightened up the space. It’s now one of my favourite things about our house. I don’t understand why more people don’t do this to their house! It’s a really inexpensive way to gain more space, and we see so many people’s garages being solely used for storage. We have gained eight large cupboards, and a complete dust free cupboard / storage nook in our roof. We have gained a bedroom downstairs. As well as providing an office, a reading room, a sewing and craft room and a place people can crash if they have had one too many. 😂
We are absolutely rapt with this space, and I’m in awe of my husband being able to create this out of nothing, but also to project manage all other trades later in the piece whilst running his own business and coming home to a wife and three crazy kids.
Check it out below and let me know what you think. Would you want one in your roof? This is going to be one of the things I need in each house I have now 🙊