Owning a versatile lofted cabin – The factors you need to consider when planning a loft

November 21st, 2022
Owning a versatile lofted cabin – The factors you need to consider when planning a loft

Space is precious, and every square foot adds value. This is why most homeowners prefer cabins and backyard structures with lofts installed. Lofts or attics help add space without hindering the common area. The purpose of a loft is to offer extra space. They are extremely versatile and affordable compared to adding a new room or a floor. Loft lovers are lured toward the upstairs area. Young families use the additional space as a play area because adults can easily monitor them. Lofted cabins are generally used as home offices, bedrooms, storage spaces and recreational spaces. 

Customize the loft space

Regarding loft customization, there are plenty of ideas and options. One can add extra loft space, windows, doors, and other upgrades. For instance, you can get plenty of sunlight if the window is installed just above the loft. The window also gives visual appeal to the interior. Having a cabin with a loft can increase the value of your property. You can use the space underneath to set up a closet or leave the floor unused. You can have more space by installing rafters. Loft sizes are usually standard but they can be changed to meet your customized requirements. SturdiShed has a team of experts who are available for consultation on upgrades. 

What factors to consider while having a loft space?

There are various things to consider while designing a lofted cabin. Designing the loft part requires a few considerations. Here are some questions you need to ask yourself before you visit us for consultation:

  • How do you wish to utilize the space?
  • How much room do you need? 
  • How much natural light should come inside?
  • What is the extent of privacy you need?
  • How much time would you spend in the loft?

Small property owners can think of adding a loft when they plan expansion ideas to have more/additional space. A lofted cabin helps to add more space compared to A-frame cabins. Folks prefer lofted cabins or barns with gambrel roofs and sufficient open spaces. There is a notion that people who like high ceilings should not include lofts. Get the height customized if you do not like it too low, but it will not be as high as a usual ceiling. Discuss with the SturdiShed designer so that every idea is accurately incorporated into your cabin plans. 

Opt for a prefab cabin

A lofted cabin is an affordable option but the cost calculation depends on various factors like labor, flooring, whether you prefer stairs or ladder, electricity, permits, etc. Therefore, investing in a prefab structure is better than building a DIY cabin. At SturdiShed, we follow a streamlined process from the planning phase to the final delivery of the backyard structures.  

Final words - financing by SturdiShed

We have flexible rent-to-own options that benefit those who require financing to own a Sturdished lofted cabin or any other backyard structure.

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