Loft space in a post and beam home can be used for any number of purposes. The loft has come a long way from it’s agricultural roots. While haylofts are still in use today, the loft in a barn is often now envisioned as something more than a storage space. In a house, the loft holds a place of honor with gorgeous timbers creating vaulted ceilings that provide a sense of spaciousness.
Today’s homes use loft space for just about anything, from home office to library, art gallery to guest space. The possibilities for a loft are limited only by the imagination.
A loft is airy yet private, perfect for whatever space suits your home and lifestyle.
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Popular Uses for a Loft
A common use for loft space is as a library/home office. Utility is an obvious requirement, but the appearance of these spaces is far from utilitarian.
Also popular in today’s home design is the flex space. This type of loft is used for whatever purpose suits the homeowner, whether it be reading, writing, studying, painting, knitting, or yoga. Whatever the use, it can flex to a space that easily converts to another use, such as an overflow guest room.
Additionally, a loft might be used as a crafting area with built in or free-standing storage.
Whatever your intent, a loft can meet the need without much, or any, alteration. A key element is the ease with which the space transforms from one use to another.
The beauty of a loft is its uses are many and the space can be created to accommodate multiple purposes.