Raise the roof?
Our 1930's bungalow has 800 square feet of living space. We have a walk-up attic we are interested in finishing in order to increase our living space. The problem is that the roof height is low (my 6-ft tall husband can stand in the middle only - otherwise he has to duck). The roof line is simple - currently no dormers. There is insulation in the floor only (it's inadequate) and the headroom is way too low to meet code even without added insulation. Could we raise the entire roof or put in some sort of cathedral dormer the whole length of the attic? My guess is that this would be a huge project with a huge pricetag and thus way out of our reach.... Is this correct? Any input would be greatly appreciated!