My client’s new home promised to provide everything that he might have hoped for and more. An open kitchen, great room, formal and casual dining, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, game room, media room, formal library, office, exercise room and craft space. What more could one person possibly need? It wasn’t until it came time to pack his possessions that my client, a voracious reader, realized that his new home did not have easily accessible storage for his precious and enormous book collection.
There was only one “untapped” space: an unfinished attic accessible only through a tiny door in the back of a long closet. With no flooring and inconvenient access, the space was not likely to be used at all.
We eliminated the door at the back of the closet and installed more functional shelving. We substituted a full size door accessing the attic from the media room. The attic space was insulated and finished off with HVAC, carpet, lighting and electrical. Custom bookcases were designed to provide maximum book storing capacity.
With the addition of his favorite lounge chair, my client now has a private and quiet place to read, meditate and pray. Although a near afterthought, the room is among my client’s favorite in his new home.