Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation


05:23PM | 01/13/02
Member Since: 01/12/02
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My Husband and I are beginning the work of remodeling our house. Top to bottom. The third floor is finished into two large rooms with a hall separating. We are trying to think of some ideas to utilize the space on either side of the rooms which is currently dead space. The walls go up to meet the roof (ceiling) at about 5'. Behind that is about 7' of dead or storage space back to the eaves of the roof. We are also trying to determine if it is feasable to take out one or both of the walls between these rooms to open the space. Any suggestions?


03:30AM | 01/14/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Mel,
I've used these otherwise dead spaces for storage, I've finished them and used them as walk-in closets. I've removed them and expanded the room size. I believe it's all a matter of personal preference and need.


09:44AM | 01/14/02
Member Since: 01/12/02
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Preference would be to use it for shelves and cabinets, as I don't like crouching to get into a space very much. We are both tall, and figure at the very least to push the wall back to 4' would be as much as we wanted to do. Do you know where there plans for adding shelves, cabinets and drawers between the studs. I don't believe these boards support anything as they are toenailed into the flooringand not on a joist. Moving or removing some should not be a problem.

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