There’s nothing like discovering an entire section of your house that you’ve never seen before.
This is ridiculous for me to have to admit, but up until about two weeks ago I had never actually seen the inside of our attic. We’ve only lived here for, I don’t know, A YEAR AND A HALF.
The thing is, when we first moved in the inspector told us that he couldn’t even get into the attic because it was so full of insulation, so he didn’t really fully inspect it. He said it looked sound, it was very well-insulated, and pretty much unusable.
And we believed him.
But, as we’re starting to plan for the Great Garage Overhaul of 2013 (that’s right – it has an official title now!) we’ve been trying to get creative with how to store some of our extra stuff. So one day we decided to check out the attic and see if we could make it work.
Turns out, it was full of insulation but it also had boards all along the floor (meaning we could walk on it), and had a surprising amount of space. All we had to do was shove the insulation to the side and toss some boxes up there. And just like that, all of our Christmas stuff is safely tucked away (eagerly) awaiting the day it can be pulled out again.
I can’t believe we took that long to actually look up there, and I’m SO excited that we don’t have to incorporate a storage solution (like a closet) into our garage plans. We’re one step closer to getting started on this room!
Have you ever discovered an area of your home that you didn’t think was usable? Or is that just us?