In a Boise home, a former closet was transformed into a double-height library, complete with a reading nook and a rolling ladder from Spiral Stairs of America. - Dwell | At Home in the Modern World: Modern Design & Architecture-- LOVE THIS
This is a great area that could be used from the time the kids are young with games & homework & later as a library or craft area. Look how many books you can get in when you go tho the ceiling.
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http://diydiva.net/2011/05/when-your-closet-is-nicer-than-your-living-space/# This would be a good closet makeover for me!