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Old 11-11-2014, 08:40 AM
 
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Hello everyone,

I just recently moved into a new apartment in Taipei which includes a loft. The loft is fair sized 12'x5'6". but only reaches 4'6" in height. It's very nice and has a staircase leading up to it as well. I just need some advice as to how to make it usable/habitable.

thank you
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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I really cannot fathom a room that is less than 5 feet in height being a functional room. It sounds like it would make a good storage area, though!
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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I have seen pictures of the small houses that use the loft as a sleeping area, placing the mattress directly on the floor and they actually look cozy! Do you have a picture you could share?
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:48 AM
 
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Maybe put some built in storage?

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Old 11-11-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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That is great space to have. You could put down a mattress, tatami mat, pillows or such that you could slide into for sleeping. On the walls you could have shelves for books, and you could also put baskets or other containers of equal size under the lower shelves. Whatever you choose, I suggest that nothing that can break easily (eg. made of glass or paper) goes into the space.

If you put folded clothing and extra supplies in the baskets, plus have your sleeping area in the loft, the main space downstairs can look clean and organized and will be great for inviting friends to visit.
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Old 11-12-2014, 02:38 PM
 
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Nice interiors. I like the mood. If i were you i would extend that space where the book shelves are now and add a bed there.I would extend the intermediate ceiling just above where the carpet is ending. That way i will have a nice height for my new bed because in 5 feet if you put a bed in there and you wake up in one morning after a party you may be sorry you only have 5 feet there. Your head will be sorry for sure.
If you can't extend that ceiling maybe you can add a flat tv with a play station and bean bag. I would move the book shelves in the oposite direction under those 5 feet and put up a glass railing where the book shelves are now. With some modern light fixtures can became a relaxing place assuming you already have a bedroom right now, right ?
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:08 PM
 
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4'6" is not a huge space but there are ways you can still fully utilize your loft. First, is through creating an awesome storage space. Have a variety of storage furniture like boxes and cabinet that can keep your stuff well organized. I suggest that you also put up a sleeping area alongside your storage furniture.
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