We discovered the beauty of loft spaces on a camping trip one summer. Our beautiful wooden cabin had an upper sleeping chamber. A loft offers its own degree of serenity and privacy, without taking up additional floor space. Homeowners with cathedral ceilings can easily incorporate a loft design into their existing floor plan. Others may find it easier to add their loft idea to a custom-build.
Here are a few cool loft spaces to get the gears turning…
This design is similar to our cabin’s — except that our cabin’s ladder was actually affixed to the wall, which is a nice way to save space. We like how this layout incorporates the built-in shelving and storage down below. A sliding safety gate could be a nice feature to keep in mind.
This loft design creates a wonderful creative space for children. We like how plants, the natural breeze and sunlight from the window, natural colors, wood materials, and artwork play a role in defining this space.
Here is a loft idea that makes you go “Hmmmm.” Notice how a vaulted ceiling allows more space up top to be transformed in this particular room. A wall makes just enough room for another bed to be added. Shelves improve the functionality of this space further.
One doesn’t normally associate loft space with a kitchen, but this design will make you think twice. The spiral staircase just really does it for us! The cook wouldn’t have to shout very loud to contact the rest of the family to “come down for dinner.”
This apartment may seem inexcusably small — if it weren’t for this creative use of space. A center structure provides a cozy nook for dining, while stairs to the right take you through a library to a more intimate sleeping or working space. The windows give it a unique look that makes the room downstairs feel more open and airy. Neat!
Book Worms are probably drooling right now. A loft can be an ideal place to stash your books and slip away for some quiet reading, as this loft space proves.
Who says there is no room for an indoor garden? If you love the smell of fresh soil and thriving plants, consider this unique use for loft space.
Even a small closet-like space can be transformed into a fun play house and reading room for the kids!
These living quarters may be small, but isn’t it a place you wouldn’t mind living in? The high ceilings and demarcation of rooms makes this space look far larger than it actually is. Natural wood and brick give it a cozy aesthetic fit for artists and dreamers.
This vacation home uses two separate lofts to demarcate the space and create different vibes within one room.