We took a cold partially finished attic space and made it into a bedroom suite complete with library, large bathroom, and office space. We built in a large closet, hand made the period doors and put in four large skylights and two new windows to brighten the space up. Taking out the old brick chimney really opened up the middle of the room. The old steep stairs were replaced with a new longer staircase. The stair treads and floating shelves in the library were milled from local old warehouse beams and the shower door is made of broken car windshields.
In the process of recreating this space, we reroofed, insulated, and put in both a high efficiency furnace and hot water supply.