Annex the Outdoors with a Rooftop Space

When you think about the footprint of your home and the resulting square footage, you might be neglecting to consider a sizeable piece of real estate: your roof!

Not everyone is lucky enough to have access to – or permission to use – their rooftop space, but if yours is easily accessible and safe, it's definitely worth checking with your landlord.

Make sure the roof has been safety-checked and that local regulations allow for its recreational use, and also involve your neighbors if they also have rights to the space.

A few other easy ideas for claiming your new space: