his is one of the craziest ideas we had. It started with an innocent question…”I wonder if we could raise the ceiling upstairs?” Well, the answer was ‘yes,’ but not by much. Julio carefully dismantled each roofing truss and moved up or replaced each board to give a height 3″ higher than before. That 3″ is key when you’re going from a finished height of about 6’1″ to 6’4″. That means that most people can now walk up there without stooping, which made the 5 long days of work worth the effort. An added bonus is that the ceiling is now more level than before, because a few of the old rafters were undersized and had sagged a bit.