I live in a house built in 1908. It's a frame stucco two story home. I recently had the attic access moved from a closet (I had to take it over for a bathroom expansion) to the hallway with pull down stairs. The good news is that I can now easily use the large attic space (enough to stand up straight) for storage (There's actually a window up there too, at the front of the house - strange for a previously inaccessable attic except through a closet ceiling trap door ).
There is currently blown in insulation in the attic, but it has settled and is now only a few inches deep. Here's the tricky part. I want to put plywood down for a floor for storage, but I would also like to add insulation. The joists in the attic are 2x4, which does not provide much hight to add insulation and put down a floor.
Should I build up the floor by creating a sort of "wall frame" using 2x6's but leave it on it's side, then fill in insulation and then put down plywood ? Or would this be too much weight? Has anyone encountered this sort of issue before? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.