attic or top floor space, like the desk area next to the window,
or an attic, I will vote attic every time," Kauffman Tharp says. "Dark and dank vs. sunny and breezy. Which would you choose?" More:Sophisticated Country StyleHouzz Tour: Warm Country CharmAdding Farmhouse Charm to Your Home
Take over the attic. If you have extra space in your attic and need a home
to my attic (although it was discussed from the beginning!) I was adding rooms to my family farmhouse...for my Mother, and wanted to leave the 100 y/o hand-hewn wood as it was in the attic, all heart pine and cedar from our property. I'm sick every time i see houses (very similar to mine...) and they
If the attic is classified as a storage area a nonstandard stair might not matter. Or (not that I recommend this) you could always do the rest of your renovation and then build the too-steep staircase later without a permit. Or you could go the hard route and try to have a nonstandard stair permitted
using your attic as a bedroom later on.