Storage in the Eaves at Monkey Cottage

If you've ever converted an attic space, you're familiar with that unusable portion of low space on either side of the roof's ridge. Generally, walls are built out and that leftover triangular space is simply forgotten. But not at Monkey Cottage...

In these photos we see the upstairs bedroom that's tucked into the pitch of the roof. Instead of sacrificing that low leftover eave space, the owners saw a chance for built-in storage in the closet-less bedroom. They hired a carpenter to build bookcases on one side (pictured up top) and cabinets and drawers on the other (below). A cheery coat of paint (in 2009's color, nonetheless), and the built-ins are what make this room.

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Monkey Cottage is a Federal-style, 900s.f. schoolhouse that has been converted into a weekend home. The colorful gut rehab of the schoolhouse is full of other storage solutions for small spaces.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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