Attics are all about storage, but rarely is the storage organized. Here's a simple solution to take advantage of the open framing found in most attics. Create shelves for attic storage by building an L shaped support from 1x4s. One end of the L runs vertically attaching to the side of the roof rafter. The other end, running horizontally, attaches to the same rafter further down.
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If you’re planning to add an attic room or a room above a garage, consider a vaulted ceiling to provide more headroom and a feeling of space. Rather than bringing the ceiling to a point, flatten it out at the peak to provide room for wiring and ductwork. Watch this video to find out more.