Living in an older home comes with many challenges. This is definitely something we found out the hard way after we purchased our quaint little cottage on the outskirts of town. When we looked at the house it was completely empty and looked much larger. We never even notice that it has seven foot ceilings instead of eight which is standard in most homes. The only thing we can figure out is that the people who originally first built the house must have been shorter. Anyway, having the shorter and ceilings has definitely presented a problem in several areas. The first major difficulties we had was Finding ceiling fans that were able to be used without us hitting the blades all the time. They were very limited on styles we can choose from because most of them hang too far down from the ceiling. The next major problem we had was the fact that our bedroom set did not fit properly in the master suite. When we moved in we had a large four-poster bed that needed the higher ceilings to be able to accommodate the posts. At first my wife asked if we could just cut off a bottom portion of the legs to make it fit but that made no sense. Plus I’m not very handy with tools so I can’t imagine that it would have been level if I had tried to do that. I look online to find a local Carpenter to see if they could help us with recreating the same bed with a shorter frame. I wanted the piece to still look like it was proportion properly so I knew I needed expert advice. I found an ad online for a handyman that said he specialized in woodworking, checked the references that were there, and gave him a call. This was the best decision I could have made.