Loft Studio Homes offer incredible style and versatility, allowing you to create just about any look you can image. You get to paint with the colors of your life, then step back and view your masterpiece. We’ll have to be a bit more scientific when it comes to all your stuff, though. Finding space for all that will take a bit of creativity, and geometry.
PRO TIP #1 – Use Bookcases As Dividers
Your old bookcase is going to be your new best friend in your brand new Tucson Loft Studio! Strategically place them throughout the house to separate different areas and create a gentle flow through your loft.
Add castors to the bottom for movable dividers. Do this: Get a simple bookcase from IKEA, install some castors on the bottom corners, and you can instantly rearrange any room! Want more space behind the couch? Done!
PRO TIP #2 – Furnish With Sliders
Along the same lines as my castor recommendation, you’ll want to use sliders under your furniture. Your ultra-modern loft studio will have hard floors, so you’ll want to be able to take advantage of that luxury.
By placing sliders under the corners of your furniture, you are basically making them float. Now you can easily rearrange your space until you get everything just right. Then, in a moments notice, you can blow it all up again!
PRO TIP #2 – Versatility Is Key
Decorating in small spaces requires a keen eye for flexibility. Any feature that can perform two functions will give you more options, in effect making the space even larger! Choose versatile pieces of furniture for your loft to make the best use of your space.
In Tucson, I’d go to Copenhagen or Off The Wall Furniture. If you go with the latter, you can get your piece custom designed to fit your space. You get to choose your wood, colors, paints, everything!
PRO TIP #4 – Storage. Storage. Storage.
Even the largest of loft studios have tiny little closets, so storage space is at a premium. I recommend shelving and cabinets that take advantage of the vertical space offered by your loft.
Every inch of vertical space that you are able to use gives you back space along the floor, making your loft even bigger. Plus, anything you put on the walls has the effect of bringing the eye level up, increasing the spacious feeling that your and your guests will get from your loft studio!
PRO TIP #5 – Light Your Life
Lighting small spaces is both a gift and a curse (mostly a gift, of course 😉 Lighting changes everything! From the mood to the general feelings that your home invoke, lighting plays a crucial role.
I recommend that you have variety of types of light. Have work zone lights for the kitchen and office areas so you can see what you are doing. Use classy pendant lights over the bar area on a dimmer to give you a whole different feel. Under cabinet lighting also works great in the kitchen!
For the next level of awesome, try adding some color lighting to set the mood. You can get these amazing color light bulbs from Phillips, Hue, that lets you put your color light bulbs on remote control to change the color theme. You can set lighting reminders, change the colors yourself, even set the mood to change at a certain time!
All you need is a color theme to try out and see how you feel. I like use Color.Adobe.com (formerly Kuler) when planning my color themes because you are able to choose your favorite base color to start, then try all types of different combinations. You can even look at themes created by other people to see if they have anything you might like.