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By Molli McGee
Interested in moving into a tiny house? You’re not alone. Tiny houses are sweeping the nation with their charming looks and clever functionality. And speaking of functionality, it’s one of the things that tiny houses happen to do best. With a small space comes a need for purposeful designs and simplified spaces; and a loft space is a great example of just that. Let’s take a look at some useful loft ideas for your tiny home.
Big Bed, Small Space
If you want to feel extra cozy on those chilly PNW nights, a bed that fills out the entire loft is the way to go. Think wall-to-wall mattress, blankets, and pillows! You’ll be able to scoot right out of bed in the mornings and right into bed in the evenings–what could be better than that?
Nervous about falling over the edge? Safety railings aren’t just for toddlers! Add a decorative and functional railing to the edge of your loft space. You’ll enjoy your space much more.
A loft space is the perfect place to watch the stars with the people you care about. A few windows or a skylight not only make a great viewing point–they also allow for a lovely breeze! The addition of windows also spreads more natural light throughout your tiny home, making it appear more spacious.
Everyone needs a place to have some “me time,” and that includes the kids! A loft can be like a little treehouse in your tiny home. It’s a space where the kids can keep their toys, play board games, and even have sleepovers with their friends!
Assuming your vertical clearance is high enough, a loft space works well as an extra living room or home office. If your tiny house is extra tiny, an additional place to read a book or watch a movie might be a welcome idea. For the digital nomads out there, a loft office is also handy for productivity as it keeps you away from everything else on the ground floor.
Ladder or Stairs
Another aspect of having a loft is deciding how you want to access it. There are a number of options out there, and it’s up to you to decide which works best for your lifestyle! A rustic ladder (think vintage, rolling library ladder) can look aesthetically pleasing, but also take up minimal space. Metal rungs attached to the wall take up even less space and also look stylish in a tiny home. If climbing a ladder isn’t your cup of tea, then stairs can even be included in some tiny house plans. Add a few drawers or cupboards in the steps and you’ve got valuable, additional storage space!
Feeling inspired? Hopefully these tiny house loft ideas have given you some excellent design ideas for your own home. If you’re interested in designing your own tiny, a great way to do this is by first drawing out the floor plan yourself or by contracting a professional. That way, you’ll have a better understanding of exactly what you’re looking for.
Do you have your own tiny house loft ideas? Let us know in the comments below!
Author: Molli McGee
Molli is a U.S. citizen currently living in Cape Town, South Africa. Aside from writing about tiny houses, Molli loves to be at the beach and eat food (often at the same time). As an avid surfer and beach-goer, she does her best to promote a sustainable way of living.