This Old House recently gave readers a peek into a challenging loft remodel for a Manhattan family. Some of the obstacles that Sara Lopergolo, Ed Wood, and their kids faced during their loft renovation included maneuvering building materials through street repairs, hauling materials and debris up stairs due to the building's lack of elevator, and a lengthy construction process. While the family says that next time they won't try to live in the space while it's being renovated, the upgrades made it all worthwhile. Changes include better bathrooms, energy-efficient insulation and windows, and space-saving, built-in beds, desks, and storage areas. You can check out all the details at This Old House.