My studio is in the landing at the top of the stairs. If we were selling the house, we’d call it a loft. It was five feet wide, with a built in desk/shelving area. (And, to be honest, I cleaned out several cabinets and drawers that were along the half height wall before I took this picture.) You can guess that it was squishy.
This is a shot of our living room before construction began. It was very nice and open and we were concerned about losing the lightness and airyness of the room.
The third before picture is a view looking down from the top of the stairs. You can see the nice trim and beautiful light that came through the windows.
The main goal in doing this remodel was to add an additional bedroom where our previous two-story ceiling was. So, we added a floor across the space:
This is the new bedroom and studio space. You can clearly see that the studio has grown by 2.5 feet. I have big plans for those 2.5 feet!
And finally, with the new wall in place.
Up next I will have some after shots for you – painting, new flooring, etc. We very happy with how all of our new spaces have turned out. We haven’t lost light or air – we’ve gained them as well as additional space.