Looking for new ways to update your current loft space to your home? Or, searching for a new home designed with a loft? Many of our home designs and two of our five most popular ones – The Remington and The Glendale, feature a loft for additional living space that our homebuyers enjoy having. Here are 6 loft space design ideas to create a more functional living space you'll enjoy.
1. As a Lounge Area
Design a lounge area or in other words, another family room upstairs. This seems to be the go-to idea for most loft spaces, as it creates more comfort to the home and provides the perfect spot to read books, take afternoon naps, or watch your favorite show on TV. There's something about coming home to relax on your comfy sofa that'll never get old.
2. For your Creative Side
Create, create, create! There's no better way to hone in on your creative skills than to make space for them in your home. Whether you've got a knack for quilting, painting, drawing, or whatnot, bring your supplies into your loft and make some art! Set up a magnet board or corkboard to add things that inspire you onto it and the open room will instantly bring a smile to your face and brighten your day when you walk into it.
3. Kids' Playroom
A wonderful loft design idea is to design a kids' playroom if you have a kid, grandkid, or nanny kids! Having a designated space for them to play and make a bit of a mess every now and again helps prevent the whole house from becoming one. Especially if you keep finding their toys sprawled all over the home from room to room. Help keep organized with a furniture piece ideal for storage boxes to easily clean up toys and place them inside. Decorate with cute artwork on the walls or fun shelves full of children's books.
4. For Socializing With Friends and Guests
Take your loft space and turn it into a living room or gathering spot for socializing when friends or guests arrive. When your family room is being occupied by your kids playing video games or your spouse is watching the game, a loft space can create the perfect place to catch up with your friends and chat. Decorate with comfortable furniture from couches to chairs, with side tables or a coffee table for soft drinks and snacks.
5. A Study Space
Designing a study space to your loft is perfect, especially for the back-to-school season happening right now! Have a study space at home and a place to set your books and materials at. Position desks against the wall and chairs like this loft space so you can focus best. When you need a break, find a snack in the kitchen and return back to the loft when you feel more energized. It's always nice having a place to study in your home other than your room since your room should be kept for sleeping and relaxing, not studying.
6. Home Office or Side Gig Space
Instead of choosing the front flex room or a room in the basement as your home office, opt for your loft space. With plenty of natural light coming in through the windows, you'll have an easier time working in the daylight and not in dark or distracting conditions. Orchestrate a desk with drawers for your must-have work items and a bit of decor to spruce it up and make it feel more comfortable to work in. If you have a side gig, such as playing instruments or designing decor, a loft may give you the space you need to practice or create.
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