Making Loft Homes More Comfortable

Lofts are huge and open draughty kind of places. Most lofts are high ceilinged and with windows that are large from floor to ceiling main source of light and ventilation. For the past few decades lofts have been popular with artists and students who did not mind the industrial type of interiors that may not be exactly the way traditional homes are built.

But today lofts are eagerly sought after by people who like the very unique features that characterize a loft – like high ceilings and large open spaces. Architects and designers are cashing on the very shortfalls of loft areas and make them into beautifully open and lit structures that have plenty of ventilation and airy spacious feeling.

A loft can be best converted as an open type design house. Large and spacious living areas contain the seating arrangements, dining areas with table chairs and open type kitchens that make the large areas cozy and homely. Smaller size segregated bedrooms are created – sometimes at a higher mezzanine level and furnished with preferably simple and suitably low hung furniture.

Decorating a loft house may need advice from an interior decorator for bringing in a touch of coziness and warmth. If you are retaining the original loft walls, they can be made to be with distressed look that will add depth to the whole atmosphere. And wooden flooring can be used for creating warmth and elegance to the interiors.

Here you can see images of a loft home that has furniture from B & B Italia. Look at the great looking living room with beautiful looking luxurious sectional in soft purple with ottomans in red, white and mauve making the room pretty. A contemporary style open wall supported shelf unit makes for storage purposes, finished in white and goes well with the light grey walls of the loft. Accent chairs in gray look cozy across the purple sectional.

The dining table is long and simple in design. Accent chairs in plastic in varied colors are used as dining chairs. More such chairs are used to pair with the wooden working table that has a unique triangular top.

The maroon color is repeated in the bedroom for bed frame upholstery. Low platform bed with metal frame with wooden headboard and wooden nightstand make the room comfortable. The bedroom is made cozier with a rug and recliner – a chaise lounge for relaxing with a pedestal lamp nearby completing the ambiance of the loft.

Handsome Chaise Lounge in Cream

Gorgeously Furnished Dining Area

Fashionably Chic Accent Chair in Grey

Elegant Looking Dining Table

Delightful Sectional and Ottomans

Contemporary Style Working Table

Beautiful Purple Metal Bed

Accent Dining Chairs Adding Grace

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Lovely Looking Loft Home

With home purchase getting more costly day by day, lofts are considered as more reasonable options – especially for a small family. You can create a completely independent unit out of a garage area – provided you have about 70 square feet of floor space. Also the ceiling must be as high or exceed seven and a half feet. Even if half of the total garage area is this high, you can build a loft home easily with garage conversion.

Two Views Upper & Lower Floors Loft Home
Two Views Upper Lower Floors Loft Home

When you are checking out whether it is possible to convert lofts into livable homes, you need to know the basic rules and regulations that need to be followed while you are doing the conversion. What building sanctions and permits will be needed and when inspections will be required by the authorities etc – all need to be checked and followed diligently.

Staircase To Upper Area Loft Home
Staircase To Upper Area Loft Home

If you have a cubic shaped high ceiling garage or structure, you can plan to make it into a duplex type home but you need to be guided by a knowledgeable and experienced architect/designer as well a capable civil engineer-led construction crew. The rules, regulations and building codes are all laid out for every kind of structural safety issues and other safety issues like fire hazard etc and need to be followed.

Living Room Media Unit Loft Home
Living Room Media Unit Loft Home

The most popular layout for such cubic type lofts is to have the living areas at the ground level and sleeping quarters accommodated at the higher level. Depending on the roof type of your garage, you can locate the bedroom spaces and storage spaces comfortably for the user.

Living Room Open Plan Loft Home
Living Room Open Plan Loft Home

Here you can see some images of a beautiful cubic loft home designed by Minimal Studio which is a small loft home with living quarters in the ground floor and sleeping quarters in the upper level. The minimalist style makes the home look more beautiful and compact. Look at the cute kitchen alcove with a dining counter option with two stools which can be used as working table also.

Kids’ Bedroom Closet Loft Home
Kids' Bedroom Closet Loft Home

The upper level which holds the bedroom also has a well appointed wardrobe etc. The living room is at the lower level which is compactly designed with flowing design lines. The small cooking alcove, the seating arrangement with media shelf and tiny dining counter – all look neat and uncluttered. The staircase leading to upper level is at one end of the living room making the room complete.

Cute Comfy Bathroom Loft Home
Cute Comfy Bathroom Loft Home

Bedroom In White Loft Home
Bedroom In White Loft Home

Beautiful Kitchen Dining Loft Home
Beautiful Kitchen Dining Loft Home

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Smart Living Areas And Small Homes

Can you create a feeling of luxury in a small home? This is a genuine problem today more commonly faced by many of us. Small houses are now front and center and a reality today. Most of the upwardly mobile youngsters start their home with one room apartment where living area needs to accommodate a kitchen, dining area, media center, seating area and library/den etc. Many a time, sleeping area is also contained in this. Can this be made to look cool and luxurious?

If you are moving into a small home, much smaller in area than what you previously lived, start with a clean slate. Do not bring in any old furniture. Small spaces need modular furniture – furniture that will not eat precious space. You need beds that can be folded up. You need working tables that can be pushed away. You need furniture that will multi task!

Open type living areas serve best in small homes. Make the living area one open space – living area, dining area, and kitchens side by side without any partition or doors – all space open and unrestricted and flowing. With open type design, when you enter the home, the entire room looks more spacious with walls not closing in but extending away.

Here you can see some images of two lovely small-size homes designed by Pracownia. The first home is a loft – attick home – the living area looks so beautifully designed to contain all that is needed – comfortable seating area, a compact media console and a cool chic kitchen area right at the corner. The home looks comfortable and beautifully lit with a skylight window that lets in ample light.

The kitchen is snugly fitted under a sloping roof but with sufficient wood-finish work area, cooking counter and wash area etc. The white wall décor adds to the spacious look and wide-open design. The sofas are upholstered in white merging into walls and not closing up to feel cluttered and congested. Every inch of the space is fully utilized.

The other home is also designed with open type living area – with living room, dining room and kitchen all within the lounge area. The work area kitchen island separates the kitchen from the living room with the dining table-chair set up under beautiful looking pendent lamps. The photographic wall decal makes the space more personal and special. The attached bath looks bigger due to wall to wall mirror and beautiful layout.

Small Home Bath Décor
Small Home Bath Décor

Small Home Attractive Decor
Small Home Attractive Decor

Living Area Small Home
Living Area Small Home

Kitchen Work Area Small Home
Kitchen Work Area Small Home

Elegant Small Home Lounge
Elegant Small Home Lounge

Cutely Designed Loft Kitchen
Cutely Designed Loft

Beautiful Small Living Area
Beautiful Small Living Area

Attic Apartment Media Console
Attic Apartment Media Console

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