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Mike Larry 09-23-2012 12:03 AM

Building a loft in a high-ceiling condo
 
I want to put a loft into a condo with high ceilings in order to make more space. I need ideas, but i'm not sure that i'm using the right terminology when i run google searches because there seems to be a ton of different meanings for "loft".

can someone point me in the right direction so i can get some ideas? TIA

JTLaz 09-23-2012 09:22 AM

So you basically want to add a second level in the existing condo thy has stair access, etc? Is that what you mean?

The easiest way would be to probably anchor four steel poles into the concrete floor that hold up the loft.

Yassoon 09-23-2012 09:37 AM

Try looking up 'mezzanine'

GlockMan 09-23-2012 10:28 AM

big money

chances are if it were feasible, it would already be there.

JonJon 09-23-2012 10:29 AM

Hire an engineer

Prob not worth the cash

Mike Larry 09-23-2012 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JTLaz (Post 14754992)
So you basically want to add a second level in the existing condo thy has stair access, etc? Is that what you mean?

The easiest way would be to probably anchor four steel poles into the concrete floor that hold up the loft.

yes, that's exactly what i mean. i'm just looking for ideas in terms of layout (e.g. where to put the stairs, height of first level vs second level, etc.), so i really just wanna look at some pictures and designs of other people's homes/apts to get suggestions. i'm not looking for some sort of a diy because i'm definitely not building this on my own.

casino is no lie 09-24-2012 09:35 PM

Do a search for "add second floor loft" and you might get some better ideas. Really depends on the situation I imagine and if you can even get a permit for construction to begin with.

GlockMan 09-25-2012 08:33 AM

50k minimum.

If it was a good idea, it would have been an option from the beginning.

sea6speed 09-25-2012 05:30 PM

Are you sure you own the areas it'll anchor to? Otherwise, you'll need to build it as a free standing structure.

SamDoe1 09-25-2012 05:42 PM

Also need to ensure the structure below will support the weight of what's above as you will be effectively doubling the load.


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