Loft tip – enhance space through room dividers

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I am a big fan of lofts and frankly enjoy living in the heart of the city. There you can be surrounded by great restaurants, theaters, shopping, art galleries, and coffee shops. It’s not all glamorous though. The tradeoff is always less space when you are in so close.
A smaller apartment or loft space creates additional challenges when decorating. Most of us have more stuff than we need and yet we want to cram it all into our home. Another challenge is having one large open space. As humans we like to have some break in the routine where we dwell. Being able to escape to a study, or a TV room, may be just the rest and relaxation needed to recharge the batteries. Further, you may have a roommate or child and need privacy even though a loft is small.
One tip for such challenges is using room dividers. There are free standing versions as well as sliding door versions that can create a room when you need one. Another handy idea is using sliding doors for pantries or closets. This frees up having a door that must swing outward to open and close. Often times, there is no room for the door to swing to. There are some very stylish room dividers on the market. The two models pictured here are from Raydoor. New York City designer Luke Siegel founded Raydoor to create panels that transmit light and provide dampening of sound.
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  • David R.

    This divider wall from Parwall is really cool, it is lightweight and you can create you own panels and customize the unit to integrate more with your loft space.

  • http://www.viridium.ro/poliana/ Poliana Danila

    Hello,
    I really love your blog. We want to buy an prewar apartment in Bronxville. I was thinking to divide the apartment with sliding dividers. I really love the pictures on your website. They get me really inspired.