Open top of closets?
Our new house has 10 foot high ceilings. The closets in the two side bedrooms (not the master) have standard 2 foot deep reach in closets with standard height sliding doors for access. That means that the top 2 feet or so of the closets is unreachable without a ladder - and no room for a ladder in a 2 foot deep closet (am I making sense here?).
Dh and I have asked our carpenter to make the closets only tall enough for the doors - make it a 7 foot or so high closet. The area above the closet should be completely open to the bedroom, giving us about 2 feet of a shelf like space. We plan to use this for storage of lightweight, bulky items that we use infrequently (sleeping bags, etc), and use a ladder for access.
Has anyone ever done anything like this before? I'm looking for a picture that I could show our carpenter - I don't think this is a difficult idea, but he doesn't seem to understand. I've looked on Houzz and all over the web - not finding anything like this.