Ever wonder what to do with the space in your home that is often referred to as a”loft”? You’ll usually find them situated at the top of the stairs. Most lofts don’t have doors and they don’t always have four walls. However, loft space does offer valuable square footage that when utilized can make a big difference for you. And if you’re selling your home, it’s important that you stage this room to show how functional it can be. You don’t want to have buyers wondering if it’s just wasted space. I’ve put together several ways that you can use this awkward area that will have you wondering how you lived without it.
Ideas for Loft Space
1 Create a cozy SITTING AREA. This will give you a place to get away from it all and chat quietly with friends.
2 A loft is perfect for a home LIBRARY. Add a comfy chair and the proper lighting and you’ve made an ideal spot to catch-up on your reading.
3 A HOME OFFICE is an great way to utilize loft space, if your home is quiet and you don’t require a closed room. If you’re loft can be seen from the main areas, you’ll want to make sure your desk is tidy when you’re done and important papers are filed away.
4 Turn your loft into a KID’S STUDY AREA. This may make them enjoy hitting the books more and you can keep an eye on them when they’re studying.
5 A GAME ROOM is a fun use for a loft space. You could set it up with a pool table or some other type of game table such as foosball or air hockey. We have a pool table in ours and we love it.
6 Give your kids their own special place by setting up a KID’S PLAYROOM and having plenty of storage space for their toys. This will help you from having toys scattered all over your house.
7 For teens, create a TEEN LOUNGE where they can hang out with their friends. Outfit it with lots of comfortable seating and bring in a TV for video games and movies. I love the study bar that is set-up along the wall.
9 Get in shape by bringing in some workout equipment and making your own HOME GYM. It would also make a great yoga studio or meditation room.
10 Here’s one I never thought of – a LAUNDRY ROOM. This would require additional plumbing and a vent for the dryer. But if you’re home has a small laundry room or lacks one altogether, this could be an option for you.
You can make the most of all the space in your home by first deciding what your needs are. Then use these needs when deciding how each room should function. When you think about your loft, which one of these ideas fulfills your needs or inspires you the most?