When it comes to multi-unit housing few options carry with them that innate sense of “cool” as the loft apartment. Technically, lofts are just the top floor of any building. Before they became stylish, they were affordable options for artists, writers and various other creative types.
Today, a loft is a catchall term used to describe a variety of open concept units, and far from the dingy, poorly-ventilated lofts of the past, these spaces can be quite luxurious.
So, if you’re interested in investing in Long Beach loft space, there are a few things to consider.
The Advantages of Buying a Long Beach Loft
Great Vertical Space
That’s a trendy way of saying that loft apartments typically have extremely high ceilings in comparison to other units. This can make even the smallest loft feel huge and provides plenty of opportunity for decorating and putting you own unique stamp on your space.
Lofts not only have high ceilings, they also have high windows – and plenty of them. This allows for ample natural light and fantastic views. This is one of the reasons that these spaces are so popular among artists. But even if you don’t plan to set up your easel, you can take advantage of the great light by using it to highlight certain decorations and areas of the space.
You Decide the Layout
Lofts are essentially one big room partitioned off into distinct areas. Well, partitions are much easier to move than walls. You decide where you bedroom and living room are – not some architect. Take advantage and let your creativity flow.
Great Structural Details
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but many people enjoy the exposed brick and duct work that many lofts boast.
Disadvantages of Buying a Long Beach Loft
Welcome to Echo the Chamber
High ceilings and few dividing walls means sound travels. That’s why lofts are typically occupied by a single person. You can literally hear someone breathing from across the room.
Not Much Storage
Lofts don’t have tons of closet space. There isn’t much built-in storage. You’ll have to make do with trunks and wardrobes.
High Utility Costs
All that space comes at a price. The price is how much it costs to heat and cool that empty air. Don’t be surprised if you notice a spike in your utility bills the first couple of months.
Decorating Your Long Beach Loft
Buy Carpets and Tapestries
This is an easy way to overcome the echo chamber effect. By filling your space with carpets and tapestries, you also add in a sound dampening effect – as well as looking cool.
Cover the Walls
Those tall walls can be oppressive and intimidating. Cover them with art and other funky treasures like maps and old magazines.
Don’t buy a loft and turn it into an apartment. Embrace the loft style. Be funky and unique in your design choices. It’s a loft after all. People expect a little weirdness.
So, are you interested in discovering more about Long Beach lofts? Just give me a call or contact me through this site. I would love to answer any questions you might have.