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No square footage is lost with this covert door, which often leads to an attic or a subterranean space
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The beauty of a trapdoor is its footprint. When open, a trapdoor provides access to spaces below or above in an almost covert manner. When closed, the trapdoor is a flush surface, a load-bearing floor or a hatchway to an attic. No square footage is lost in spaces with a trapdoor.
Most people think of tree houses or attics when they picture a trapdoor. Dormers add enough headroom to make this attic a bedroom, and the trapdoor succeeds in making it a cool one with plenty of floor space.
A clear acrylic trapdoor provides access to an open-tread spriral staircase. Plexiglas sheets are strong and have obvious clarity.