No space? Get creative. You may have used as much floor space as you can without turning your house into a poster for Hoarders, but have you considered the vertical space?
Time to maximize all of your existing square (or rather cubic) footage – use that loft space.
Now, before you stop reading (“I don’t have a loft!”), we’re talking about loft-style pieces and spaces, not necessarily actual lofts (though we’ll address those too). We’re not looking at loft apartments (that’s for a different post!) but rather the room or space under the roof or furnishings inspired by lofts.
Loft spaces are awesome – they utilize dead space (do you really need another crawl space or haphazard half-attic?), are cozy and practical, and create defined zones in a single room (think little kid/big kid playroom, combo bedroom/office, or reading nook/hideout away from the rest of the living room).
Check these out. Lofts (and loft furnishings) are most commonly found in bedrooms, either with a full loft used for another purpose (study, guest bed, etc.) or a loft bed (not to be confused with a standard bunk bed – loft beds are typically suspended above a desk or chest of drawers, combining two pieces of furniture into one space-saving entity). Plus, an actual loft can be the perfect place to tuck a bed and some built-in storage:
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