Rules for Loft Living
3 Organizing Tips for Increasing Your Loft Space
Lofts are a little tricky to organize, as you may imagine. Common obstacles include a lot of wide open space, very tall ceilings, many windows which take up valuable wall space, very little closet storage, and usually narrow kitchens. As you embark on moving into one or staying put in your loft, consider these organizing suggestions to make your living space efficient and organized.
1. Choose furniture that has the capability to hold quite a bit of stuff. For example, purchase a narrow front hallway console or table to catch things while passing in and out of the loft. Buy end tables and coffee tables that hold baskets or have drawers to hold more stuff. Consider low long bookshelves if you are short on tall wall space because of large windows. Add bathroom cabinetry to walls or around the toilet to add space for holding toiletries.
2. Define your space clearly. Sometimes spaces are so open and so large it’s very hard to clearly organize living spaces. Your biggest help in defining open space is using furniture to divide rooms. Place furniture strategically. Use rugs and floor baskets or cubes to further draw a room together. As you live and move throughout the loft, stick to the boundaries. Paper should land in the designated office area instead of pile up all over the loft. Clothes should remain in the bedroom so refrain from draping clothes over the back of the couch or chairs.
3. Invest in your closets. It may be a good idea to outfit your closets with organized closet systems. It makes a world of difference if you are limited to having just a few closets in your loft. Once they are fitted with shelving, drawers or rods, you’ll be able to fit more inside then you ever thought. It really does impact your options and increases your storage. It won’t hurt either, that you have stellar closets, once you resell the loft. The next buyers will thank you.