From raised beds to study nooks, these loft ideas will take your home to the next level.
Lofts are probably one of the most flexible structures you can build in a home with a high ceiling. They can be used in so many ways: as a guest room, a personal lounge, a study area, or even a personal library. But how exactly do you get the loft life right? By following these loft design tips, of course!
1. Take note of the headroom
According to regulations by the Building Construction Authority (BCA), the minimum amount of clearance space needed from the floor level to the ceiling slab has to be 2.4 meters, excluding beams and structural supports. So take note!
2. Ensure your loft platform is sized right
Height requirements aside, if your loft’s area measures more than 5 square metres, you are required to provide structural plans to BCA for approval.
3. Build a sturdy staircase
A sturdy staircase is a must for any loft home and there are BCA building requirements to be met too. For instance, a minimum width of 225 mm is required for each tread, according to this guide on structural considerations for lofts.
4. Make it useful and comfortable
Last but not least, don’t forget to put your loft to good use, whether it’s by having a comfortable mattress to rest on or installing a study desk and storage solutions.
For more ideas, on how to design a loft home right, here are some ultra-practical ideas that are as functional as they are stylish.