Maximize the available space in your home by creating a sleeping loft
April 04, 20132 min read
With real estate prices the way they are these days, many individuals are opting to live in smaller spaces so that they can have their pick of a city's neighborhoods, rather than settling for a traditionally sized home way out in the suburbs. This movement hasn't just been embraced by those who are looking to spend a little less in terms of housing however. Green advocates endorse it as well, since small dwellings are typically more energy-efficient.
But how can you keep your life in order in a small studio when you were once used to living in a much larger space? Those who do it successfully suggest that the keys lie with built-in furnishings and making use of vertical space as well as horizontal. One very popular solution is to make use of a sleeping loft.
Rather than attempting to sleep comfortably on a pull-out couch or go without living space, the sleeping loft seems a natural solution for those spaces that have high ceilings but limited floor space. Many individuals are using this innovative idea to add square-footage to their homes. It is also a good way to turn a vaulted ceiling into a guest room.
It is surprisingly easy to build a sleeping loft for your residence, but they will always feel more comfortable if you use a stair case. In order to really make your sleeping loft feel like a part of the home, think of using wood stair components, and since it's likely to be steeper than most traditional stairways, it's a good idea to make sure that you have a sturdy stair rail.
Many people have found that adding sleeping lofts to their house can give them the kind of privacy that they simply can't find in a standard studio. Some have even been able to further increase usable space by tucking storage behind risers. Living in a small space is all about finding what works for you, but if you maximize what you can use, it will be a much better experience.
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