Inspired by double-height spaces, transparency, and open floor layouts? Well, it seems like the loft style would be right up your alley. It’s a style that requires a little structural tuning, but a great interior designer’s got you covered in that respect. So further, we’ll be taking a look at 5 inspirational ideas for those who want to emulate a loft-style interior design in their homes!
1. Where to go double-height
The most notable quality of the loft-style design is the double height spaces. But do you know where exactly to design the double-height area? In context of Singapore, the living room is usually used to design the double-height area. But do note that you’ll have trouble installing a ceiling fan here if you do this wrong. You’ll also have to be wary of the structural integrity of your building to design such spaces.
2. Up to the mezzanine
The loft area usually leads to the mezzanine floor. The staircase style and railing are an important design element here, so it’s always recommended to pay special attention to them. You can go for unique treads and risers for the stair and the railing can be customized according to the rest of your interior design style.
3. What’s on the mezzanine
The mezzanine floor always looks down onto the double-height area, but what exactly can you feature on it in regards to the layout? It’s usually a wide open circulation space, but you can definitely make the most of it by furnishing it with a solitary accent chair. You can place it by the railing so whenever you sit down, you can have an uninterrupted view of the rest of the space.
4. A little transparency for the go
Loft-style spaces look the best when there’s a lot of transparency to go around – even in the upper portion; especially the closed off spaces. So, if you’ve got a semi-public area like the home office or study room up there, you can install half a glass wall at its front so that the people inside can also have an extensive view of the entire house thanks to the double-height space.
5. The only privacy
If you don’t want an exposed bedroom, then that can be arranged – in fact, it’s the only ode to privacy you can find in a loft-style aesthetic; and only if you really want it. Otherwise, there are ways to design studio lofts where the bedrooms are part of the public spaces as well!