Wednesday, April 4, 2012
DESIGNING YOUR LOFT SPACE, TOO
A loft apartment refers to a large adaptable open space, often converted for residential use.
Loft apartments are apartments are generally built from former industrial buildings. Sometimes, industrial developments are developed into condominums instead of apartments, they may be called loft condominiums. The general term warehouse-to-loft conversions may be used for the development of apartments and condominiums from industrial buildings. And sometimes, loft apartments are a component of a municipal initiative.
Loft homes are hubs of artists, professionals and even urban families. They offer a wonderful refuge with liberal breathing space and infinite design possibilities. The wide open space inspires the occupants to think creatively. It is quite critical that these urban havens be designed according to strict preferences and personality-based specifications. The functionality of their loft interior design will actualize their persona.
A typical loft is large and roomy with high ceilings and large glass windows.There are often structural columns that divide the space but they do not necessarily suggest the layout of the area. These columns can be utilized as partitions but they can also provide a rhythm of vertical lines that can add to the general theme of the interior.
Most ceilings are tall and exposed which often allow pipes and beams to be visible. In lofts, it is better to incorporate the pipes and beams to the ceiling design than to treat them as separate entities, They can be painted white or even black to create a unique disarray of lines and shapes.
Lofts are generally spacious with minimal obstructions in the layout so the furniture pieces can to contribute to the openness of the space. They should be in neutral colors to blend with the character charm of the interiors or they can create an explosion of colors, surprising the bare white walls and ceiling. Furniture pieces can serve as area dividers for separating interior spaces. Console tables can be placed in between the living room and the dining room.
Since lofts resemble wide, high-ceilinged, industrial galleries, the furniture can be the art and sculptural pieces that they will showcase. If you want to entertain friends or business associates then you can bring them to your loft and show them the updated version of a straightforward androgynous design with an eclectic edge.
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