Small Escapes: Charming Loft Spaces
Sometimes necessity truly is the mother of invention; like when you live in a place where space is at a premium and you have no choice but to maximize your use of what’s available. Other times, inspiration takes hold, leaving you with little in the way of resistance, so you give in to the impulse and take a creative leap to do something different with your home. Either way, if you need to — or simply in the mood for — make good use of the vertical space in your abode, some of these charming, little loft design ideas might come in handy.
There’s something really appealing about taking a short staircase up to a room that’s just big enough for a built-in bed. And when those stairs include drawers and the loft is a beautifully constructed wooden wonder (like the one above), it’s even more appealing.
Image: Adam Friedberg for Dwell
Efficiency and tidiness are the keywords here. Because of its tiny nature, this city apartment needed to take full advantage of the vertical space, and the architect did so in a very clean, attractive, and modern style.
Image: Home Adore
A lot of my favorite elements are included here — wood, concrete and steel — and they are incorporated into this combination bed/workspace loft structure extremely well. It’s this kind of creative use of space that makes me wish for a double-height room in which to do something similar.
This large stair landing has been converted into a home office with the smart addition of shelving and a desk space. A space that some might struggle with in designing, this homeowner has turned it into something truly inspirational.
What have you created with your loft design?