The first step in creating a functional loft space is to actually have access to it. This can be accomplished by purchasing a safe, durable, and aesthetically pleasing loft ladder. There are plenty to choose from, no matter if you’re looking for a stunning timber design or a functional foldable one.
Once the task of choosing a loft ladder is completed, the fun part begins. No matter what you intend on using your loft space for, it is possible to transform your loft into the space of your dreams, whether it is for storage, a bedroom, or an in-home office. Here’s how to get started on making the most amazing loft space possible.
Brighten the space with colors (and white)
If this is going to serve as a living space, it is crucial to make it feel as bright and airy as possible. Loft spaces don’t generally come with a lot of natural lighting, but you can solve that problem by painting the walls (and even the ceiling and floors) white or off white. White paint is know to brighten up a space and also make it feel larger than it really is, which is crucial if you’re short on square footage.
Just because we recommend painting the walls white does not mean you can’t brighten it up even more with some splashes of color. Use colorful throws, pillows, furniture, and accent pieces to liven things up a bit. Color paired with white walls is the best way to transform a dull space into a colorful sanctuary.
Use storage space in a functional way
Let’s face it, a loft is not known to be overflowing with space. Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones and you have a loft that is spacious beyond belief, but this is not generally the case. For this reason, it is crucial to utilize storage space as best as possible, even in unconventional ways if need be.
Start researching ways to utilize storage by using shelving, under-furniture space, and whatever it takes to make the space as liveable as possible. If you are actually using the loft as a storage space, this task is even more important. Read up on reviews of stackable storage boxes and what not to get going in the right direction.
Think about codes and safety laws
Every loft space is different, so always start with researching your area’s specific safety codes and laws when it comes to a space like this. One source says that a good general rule to follow is to “abide by the rule of 7”. No idea what this means?
The rule of 7 essentially just means that “codes typically say that at least half of a finished attic must be at least 7 feet high, and that this area must be a minimum of 7 feet wide and 70 square feet.” See, 7. This rule is specifically for people who are planning on transforming an attic into a loft, so it may or may not apply to you.