This is not actually “project”, maybe, so I just writing it in here.
My house, as a typical size of Japanese house” is small, some of you may be really surprised how small this is if you actually see it!
Ever since we moved to this house, I had been wondering how it is like the space between the 2nd floor ceiling and the roof. “There must be some space, there must be space” I had been saying it to myself, but just didn’t have time to check it. If this could turned to our extra storage space, it would be really nice!
The other day, I finally found out. Yes, I cut the ceiling of small closet of my room (I checked if there is no beams before do so), and put my head in there.
What I found there was…
Not money, not a treasure map, not a dead rat, but just low open space!
So I build a ladder,
Put “ceiling check window”(I don’t know what you call in English, but it’s just a square aluminum frame),
then put beams and joists, and plywood as temporary floorboard.
(sorry can’t take photos to show you the entire space, because it’s a really small room)
Actually I laid 2 of 3×6 feet plywood, and it’s almost done, so this is only 6×6=36ft2 room, but as a storage space, it’s good for now.
My kid is really excited for this hidden space, he spent there for a while, but now it’s full of “can’t throw away stuff” now. The good thing is I can make it wider because these room were just separated by really thin plywood for some reasons. The bad thing is this space is extremely hot! (and cold in winter)
-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/