The loft is usually an attic or the upper story in a building. It can be very useful especially today where almost all jobs are worked from home. This gives you access to your own space.
Lofts are also a good space for making crafts if you are one who makes crafting for a living since the space in the loft can hold all the machines that you will need. But in all honesty, though, building a loft is quite expensive. That’s why you have to take some considerations before deciding to build a loft for yourself.
1. Space Availability
When converting a loft, the first thing that you need to consider is the space availability. Does building a loft more conventional? Will it balance my house? One idea of a loft is to have a liveable space where you can relax and rest, not to take much of your space.
As we have mentioned, building a loft is quite expensive. But this may vary from different designs. A certain design can be more expensive than the other so always plan out everything and make sure that the design you choose is good for your budget.
3. Call The Experts
Building or converting a loft can be a lot of work. So if you don’t know how to start it or how to actually build it then you may call an expert. Experts will also suggest different ideas according to your likings. Don’t do all the work by yourself, unless you know what you are doing.
4. Maximizing Its Usage
Will you be able to maximize your loft’s usage? The best idea to maximize the space in your loft is to hire a carpenter. They know the dimensions of available space for your wardrobes, storage cupboards, or even bookshelves. Don’t build a loft for a reason that you need to store a certain item. Lofts have a lot of usages so you might as well utilize them.
There are also pros and cons that you need to know when building a loft:
Pros & Cons
• Unique space
• Wall space is more available
• It will add an open feel to your apartment/house
• More Storage
• Own space
• Lofts sometimes smell and might linger in your home
• Expensive. The utilities in building a loft are no doubt expensive
But building a loft is a good idea overall. In this article, we will give you different ideas for your loft to look more spacious.
1. Minimalist Design
Minimalist designs are ideal for small space lofts. Keep things that you only need to give you more space. Not only that, minimalist designs are pretty stunning if you know how to manipulate them. For loft bedrooms, you only need built-in storage and a side table.
If your loft does not have enough space for your overwhelming ideas and designs, try to focus on your floors. You want to buy upholstery floor mats and rugs. Admit it, plain and cold floors are a bit boring so try to spice it up. Not only that, the risk of slipping is minimal to none and it warms up your loft as well.
3. Power of Mirrors
Lofts are usually made in the attic that is why the ceilings might take much of your space. What the mirror can do is make your loft appear more spacious. It’s a good trick to display mirrors here and there especially for small apartments.
4. Color Scheme
You might not know but the color of your loft can make it appear more spacious. Choose colors like light colors and contrasts. Color scheming is an optical illusion. It’s not spacious in real life for sure, but the idea is to make the appearance of your loft look wider.
Organize your things and get rid of the items that you won’t need. Seriously though, don’t keep things that have no value to them. It can only take much of your space.
6. Multi-Functional Furniture
This design can make your room look bigger. Furniture like sofa/bed/storage is ideal for smaller apartments.
It’s very important to know how to arrange your loft. You should know where to put this and that. Call an expert for more ideas. Arrange your loft over and over again until you are satisfied with the outcome.
Designing is an important feature in building a loft or a house. Your designs sometimes reflect your personality- your likings and such. Be creative as possible to make a satisfying outcome.