Have I ever shown you the neat little loft we have in our bedroom?
It's small, but it's got great light from the skylight.
It was horribly dirty and dusty when we moved in, and the carpet reeked from a decade of dust and cigarette smoke, so I pulled up the carpet a few months ago and the kids helped me clean the floor and railings thoroughly.
We've been using the loft for storage, partly because it was so dirty, but mostly because the only way to get to it was through the pull-down ladder to the attic at the other end of the house.
See? There's a space for a ladder at one end,
but no ladder.
That's where my oh-so-handy husband came in. I showed him the Jefferson ladder I wanted, and he built it.