When searching for a new place to live in, you’re probably going to come across many different types of spaces. One of the places you might find is a loft apartment. The definition of loft can vary depending on the region you are looking; however, it is most commonly used to describe one type of apartment.
Most common usage of “loft”
A loft apartment is most commonly defined as a large, open space. The space generally does not have any internal walls, with the exception of the bathroom. These apartments are usually in buildings previously used for commercial or industrial use that have been turned residential. Loft apartments generally characterized by high ceilings, exposed pipes, and support beams. They also have wooden or concrete floors as well as oversized windows. These types of apartments are can be found in neighborhoods and cities across the United States but are commonly associated with New York City.
Second usage of “loft”
In some areas of the country, a loft apartment is an apartment that has an upstairs or overhead loft area, that is partially open and overlooks the main living area. Most times, this space is used for a bedroom. However, it can also be used as an office space or a living area. It’s likely that this area doesn’t have normal ceiling heights. Most times, the ceiling is about four feet high for sleeping lofts, where mattresses are meant to be placed on the ground. However, ceilings can get up to the standard nine feet high. Access to this area is usually gained by a normal staircase.
Lofts work well for people who want an open space. They also are great for people who want to be flexible with their living space, as the open space allows them to transform their space as they desire. Loft spaces are also great for people who want one space to work and live in.