Our cupboard under the stairs is already wired for lighting, we should kick the spiders out and close it up into a nice little space, open up the side into the finished part of the basement rather than the hall to the laundry
if the ceiling has to be lower in spots, The heated square footage doesn't count if under a certain height. See about utilizing those space for storage, bookcases etc...to make the space attractive and purposeful
We love log cabins too! But we don’t love the maintenance involved in a true cabin made of logs and the manufactured log homes seem contrived. The timber frame cabin series of small post and beam homes were designed and developed to offer an alternative. Small and simple with open cabin floor plans and, typically, sleeping lofts, these small post and beam plans will feel at home on any wooded or lakeside property.