The loft room is one part of the house that is very rarely used. Even the loft is often overlooked by the owner. And if you want, the loft space can be transformed into a multifunctional room you know. It could be a bedroom, reading room, even a kitchen. And of course, only with the addition of a few features and accessories, your attic will no longer be a bush.
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5. Industrial Vibes Loft Space
6. Visual Lightness Loft Room
7. The Dominant White Color
8. High Ceiling Full Wooden Loft
9. Rustic, Deep, and Dramatic Loft Room
10. Olympia Eld Inlet Cabin
11. Stunning Loft Design
12. A Modern Loft with a Natural Color Palette
13. Cotton Active Loft Mode
14. The Nautical colors Loft Apartment
15. A Downtown Bozeman Style Loft
16. Chill and Colorful Loft Design
17. Red Brick Wall Loft Style
18. A Simplicity Modern Design
19. The Exposed Brick and Wooden Support Beams loft Room
20. Spring Loft Living
21. Full Blue Metalic Loft Space
22. Penthouse Envy Loft Room
23. A Desert Dream Loft Room
24. The Natural Light Flooding Loft Room
25. Chic Furniture Pieces Loft Livingroom
26. A Modern Industrial Loft Room
27. Dark Steel Plated Loft Bedroom
28. Greenhouse Loft Room
29. The Exposed Brick Wall Loft Room
30. Wooden Giant Optimized Loft Living
31. Rigid Industrialist Loft Livingroom
32. Vintage Building Loft Room
33. A Dream Loft Space
5 Steps to Change Loft Room into Residential
You can even process the loft into an ideal bedroom to live in. But to build a room in the loft area requires careful planning. Moreover, this area is a hot air circulation.
Here are five essential things you should consider before making a shelter in the loft.
1. Change Ceiling for Floor
Making a room on the roof means you have to change the ceiling into a room floor. This is certainly not an easy thing. In the first step, you must dismantle the ceiling first, then replace it with a cast floor or not.
The goal is so that the loft becomes stronger to be occupied by furniture. We recommend using lightweight floor covering material to reduce the burden, such as wood or vinyl floors.
2. Roof Construction
Pay attention to roof construction. Roof material and its slope can affect the comfort of the space. Make sure the distance of the roof of the house is sufficient for your position when standing so that you stay comfortable when you are in your loft room.
The safe roof slope is 50 percent or 84 inches. This is the standard size for standing position in the loft. For ceiling height ideally no less than 2 – 2.4 meters.
We recommend using a wooden or concrete frame because the horses of these two materials range from 3-4 meters. Better than the construction of lightweight steel frames which have a tight range of 1-1.5 meters.
3. Air Circulation
The air in the loft area is certainly hotter than other parts of the house because it is exposed to direct sunlight.
As a workaround, you can use an insulator under a precarious layer, such as aluminum foil, glass wool, or polyurethane to reduce heat absorption. Add a window for air circulation. You can also install air conditioners.
For lighting, you can add a transparent skylight/roof. The size of the skylight you can set yourself as needed. So as not to overheat and dazzle you can place the skylight on the darkest side of the room.
5. Access Loft
Do not forget access to the loft. Especially if the room is made for your child. Pay attention to the width of the side of the stairs so that it is not difficult for children to move.
Also, pay attention to the position of putting the stairs. Do not make the house look crowded and disrupt the flow of activity in the basement.
Loft space is usually not too large, because it is to fill the space to use furniture that is built-in so that the design is suitable for space. Besides, choose furniture that is multifunctional as a storage box.