17 Big Ideas for One Small Loft
Make more floor. By extending the existing upstairs storage area, the couple turned 887 square feet into more like 1,200 square feet of usable space. Having a second level for sleeping and working conveys a sense of "a big family home," says Cernuschi.
Forgo walls. Open metal railings on all loft edges prevent the upper-floor spaces from feeling confined.
Do a disappearing act. Clunky speakers have no place here. During loft construction, an electrician installed white JBL built-ins flush against the ceiling. "The sound system is so good, you can watch a movie from the whole house," Cernuschi says.