What do you do with “wasted” soaring ceiling space when you want more usable square footage in your home? If you are Lori Parrish, you create a loft as Big Dog did in her Southwest Ranches home. The new loft provided the family with a second floor office/family room. Additionally, the narrow staircase was widened and completely replaced including a new railing. As an added bonus, the new lower kitchen ceiling now can hold a pot rack. Check it out.