When we built our house we did not plan on adding a loft. We were trying to save as much money on this project as we could, and felt the loft would put us way over our budget.
It wasn’t until we finished framing the downstairs, we realized how much more space we could add to the house. With two little boys, it would be so nice to have a place for them to play. We wrote up a budget on what this would cost and felt like it was worth the extra cost and we needed to make work.
I am going to cover what this project cost us, what the dimensions of the loft are and what I would change about it now if we had planned on this space.
Roof peak: 8 FT
Side wall height: 5 FT
Floor width and length: 12×26
Total square footage: 312
Cost of material:
Window, Paint, Electrical:$300.00
Stairs, Railing: $800.00
Total cost to build the loft: $3,400.00
What I would change:
The only thing I would change is the stairs. If I had planned on the loft, I would have changed the layout of the kitchen and put an actual staircase going into the loft. The stairs would be where our kitchen cabinets are now.
Other than changing up the stairs, I am so thankful we ended up doing the loft. We use it every day. Right now it is a playroom and homeschool room.
On the side walls of the loft we added doors and decking to both sides. One side of the loft holds the A/C and on the other side is the attic.
My goal with this blog is to help anyone with questions that I found myself asking before we started building our house. I hope this helps anyone that is building this style of house or is interested in this type of build. If you have any questions please ask.
We documented our build on Instagram at Huntfarmhouse