The Loft: The Tiny House Trend That Isn’t Going Anywhere

Tiny houses are, well…small. And while they may lack the space that a normal house may provide, there’s plenty of enhancments you can do to add variety to your living space. For example, as we’ve discussed in a previous post, you can opt for outdoor kitchens to extend your living space.

Another thing you can do is to add a loft.

For those who are thinking about owning a tiny house, one consideration is whether to have a loft or not. A loft is a good way to increase the value of the house. It can also make it look beautiful and spacious because you are using vertical space. 

The Loft In A Tiny House

The loft in a tiny house or any other house is the area that’s under the roof that’s turned into a living space instead of being used for nothing. Some also call this space the attic for larger homes. A tiny lot in a tiny home can serve as an additional room and is a perfect space for a bedroom. 

Not Just For Bedrooms

As we’ve mentioned, most lofts are created to serve as bedrooms. Due to the low headroom, it is perfect for a bedroom because you’d spend most of your hours laying in bed. The living room area can be increased if you design your loft as the bedroom. 

However, some may not prefer to have the loft as a bedroom. Those who are elderly or handicapped may find it challenging to always go up and down the stairs when it’s time for bed. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that you should waste that space. The loft area can still serve a different purpose if not as a bedroom. 

If you don’t want to use the loft as a bedroom, it will also be good as an office, craft room, or playroom for kids. You can also fit it with all sorts of shelvings, or a walk-in closet for additional storage space. Whatever you decide to put in it, make sure you make use of that space instead of simply leaving it as an open space above your head. With tiny houses, every space is utilized. 

Tiny House Without A Loft

Not all tiny houses have a loft and not all tiny houses should have a loft. Having it will depend on your preference. However, if you decide not to have one, then you’d have to figure out a way to make more room. You could lengthen your home or widen your space. You can also make use of murphy beds that you can hide at day time and turn your bedroom into a living room.