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Tips for Designing Your Loft Space

March 10, 2023

At McKee Builders, we know how important extra space can be. In a home that is designed for comfort and flexibility, there’s nothing better than having a multi-purpose loft space to use as you, please. That’s why we love being able to offer loft spaces in our homes!  

Looking forward to your annual family get-together? Your loft is the perfect spot for a bar/lounge Need a quiet place to work or read? Your space can be an office or library. Depending on your mood or what you need, your loft space is whatever you want it to be! 

Take a look at a few design ideas to use this space in your new McKee Builders home.

How to Decorate Your Loft Space

Designing a comfortable and useful loft means keeping both form and function in mind. 

  • Choose furniture wisely. Think minimalism. It can be very easy to overwhelm a loft space with large furniture, so consider scale. Choose smaller pieces that don’t take up a lot of floor space, and only include essential pieces you know will get used.
  • Hide the bed. If you’re using a loft as a small bedroom or guest room, hiding the bed will give you extra floor space during the day. Sofa beds, hideaway (platform) beds or Murphy beds are practical, modern solutions. 
  • Don’t forget the lights. Natural light from large windows or skylights is a must for daytime illumination. At night, wall-mounted light fixtures, such as sconces, are perfect for a loft space since they don’t take up space on tables or floors. 
  • Mirrors are always a good idea. Due to their size, loft spaces may feel dark or confining. Adding a large mirror on one wall can make the space feel larger. Another option is to place smaller accent mirrors around the space.

What to do With Your Loft Space

Not quite sure how to use your loft space? Here are some ideas to consider:

Home Office/Library. If you work from home, your loft space is a great spot for an office. Imagine your desk, laptop, and maybe a few other pieces, such as a colorful area rug and maybe a plant or two. Add a comfy chair and some bookcases. Voila… you’ve also created a library! 

Lounge Space. Whether you’re known for big-time parties or low-key weekend hangouts, entertaining is so much fun when you have your own “party” room. Picture a comfy couch and chairs, a high-top table – and your DJ set-up. Add a wet bar to your loft space and you have your very own lounge. 

Hobby/Craft Room. Do you love to draw and paint? How about playing music? If you’ve fallen out of touch with a hobby because of a lack of space, we have good news: you can pick it back up. With a spacious, open loft, you can sit back, relax, and reconnect with the hobbies that make you feel your best. 

Playroom/Game Room. No doubt about it, a loft is a fun space for the grandkids. Whether they’re doing homework, playing video games or having impromptu dance parties, the loft can be their oasis. It’s also a great place to stash their games and toys while keeping the mess out of your main living area.

At McKee Builders, we make sure our new home designs provide choices to personalize your home to fit your lifestyle. Make the most of your new McKee home, and use your extra space the way you want it. You deserve it all. For more information about our homes and communities, please contact us.

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