Another conundrum solved with the initiative of our clever builders: where to store our suitcases? I suggested a high shelf but Rob said that'd look ugly. The builders suggested putting them into the loft space and I pointed out that getting them out might be problematic as I travel a lot and climbing up a ladder was a recipe for disaster. But for £80 you can buy a loft ladder, problem solved!
There's quite a bit of flat space in the roof, so the builders are going to line it with plasterboard (to reduce dust from insulation etc) so we can not only store suitcases, but out of season clothes and the camping gear - yippee!