While small houses have many benefits, they also present unique challenges when it comes to decorating and storage. Since you don’t have a lot of space to work with, whatever you choose has to pack a punch. There are all sorts of clever storage tips for small homes: from built-in bookshelves to making the most of vertical storage. Being able to look at otherwise unused space and seeing potential is an art form. But do you ever look at your roof and see untapped potential?
A great way to add usable space to your home - without costly renovations - is to make your attic into a craft room or play area. By adding a small cupola to your roof, you can add both light and ventilation to your attic, as well as character to your roofline.
Our most popular model (the CNC cupola pictured above) is available with a base as small as 18”. The perfect cupola ratio is 1.25” of cupola for every foot of roof. So if you have a small home whose roof only spans 14-and-a-half feet, this lovely cupola is just the one for you.
If you are looking for a more unique design, the majority of the Estate Select Series cupolas begin at 18” or 24” (perfect for a 19 foot roof). These cupolas are extremely elegant and versatile, offering a wide variety of window, louver, cap, and molding options. For an extra flair, we now offer “clapboard” bases (a.k.a. shiplap bases) on all of our models.