While a bath was already in place and indents in the carpet suggested there'd been a bed up there too, the space was far from restful. Dark wood paneling and space-hogging closets had turned it into a dim, depressing maze. "The hall was 20 inches wide. I don't know how anyone could have gotten a mattress up there," says Bryan.
Shown: Dark wood paneling, too many closets, and worn carpeting made the small space feel dated and claustrophobic.