Building shelves for our two tiny house lofts

We finished our kitchen and the bathroom, now we need to deal with our storage and sleeping loft. Once the lofts are done, we’re finally able to move in. Yay!

Our storage loft

We kept furniture for the storage loft fairly simple. We needed a pole for our hanging clothes and shelves for some containers and boxes. Our storage loft is fairly open so it can look messy pretty easily. To avoid that I tried to store small things in nice-looking boxes and pile bigger items neatly on top of each other.

Our shelf design is super easy. We simply bought some wooden brackets from the hardware store and screwed it to the wall. The actual shelf is made from 7mm plywood. It does the trick for us. Also, we wanted to be very lightweight. However, if you want your shelves to be more solid use a thicker ply.

Our sleeping loft

We don’t have a lot of furniture in our sleeping loft. The only essential piece of furniture is our clothing cabinet. We tried to copy a certain IKEA shelf but of course with lightweight ply. It wasn’t the easiest thing to do but I think the final result is not bad.  We also built a little bookshelf for the front of our loft to enclose the space and for some privacy. We call it our dinky shelf.

Our sleeping loft must be my favourite spot in the house. It’s so cozy up there and the skylight is just awesome. We can see the most amazing night sky when we lay down.

 

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