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Transform Wasted Loft Space

Lofts provide an easy way to add storage. Learn how to transform wasted loft space into a usable place to hang out with these step-by-step directions.

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    Easy to Moderate

Like most high school freshmen, Jeremy McCarter is an active teen who loves sports and music, especially guitars. But unlike most teens, Jeremy suffers from a debilitating disorder called Fabry's Disease that can rob him of his ability to enjoy such things. The condition is aggravated by stress, and with a small bedroom next to his rambunctious little sister, Jeremy really would like a quiet, private place of his own to study and relax. The Dream Connection, along with the Wasted Spaces team, organized a community effort to revamp the garage from the outside in.

Create your own private getaway.

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    Weekend

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    $100 - $250

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    Easy to Moderate

How to Build a Simple Loft Frame

Learn how to turn a cluttered loft space into a usable study area with these step-by-step directions.

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    Day

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    $100 - $250

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    Moderate to Hard

How to Build Simple Stairs

Stairs are the number-one way to get from one level of a building to another. Fortunately, they’re simple to install with these basic step-by-step instructions.

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