Today, I thought I would show you the best storage solution we have ever implemented – the conversion of some of our roof space into a storage area.
In Australia it is very uncommon to find roof space converted into an attic or storage space. I think the main reason for this is the climate. It is just too hot up there to store most things. It is becoming more popular as people realise that the wasted space could so easily be earning its keep!
We have always stored in the roof space above our garage our seasonal decorations, especially our substantial collection of Christmas lights and decorations. However poor hubby would have to squeeze through the manhole in the ceiling, tiptoe along the beams in the roof to grab the boxes perched precariously around the space.
We had long considered converting the space, but I baulked at paying a specialist well over $2000 to store some boxes in more comfortable surrounds. Hubby, never letting go of the idea, researched long and hard the options and talked with our builder. Finding a ladder from an import company at a fraction of the price you could get them elsewhere, he lined up the builder and the project began.
Following the instructions that came with the ladder, the boys cut a hole in the roof and attached the slide down ladder (which incorporated the ceiling door) in no time at all. We chose an area in the ceiling sitting to the side of where we park the car so that the roof space can be accessible at all times.