tmux status line with blank line on top?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I have a nice tmux status line, but I don't like how the bash/commands run flush along it...that is, if the screen is full, i'm typing things right above the status line. I'd like a one line break above it, so that what i'm typing ever "touches" the status line...is there any way to do this? (HowTos)