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Denver is a great city for lofts. Downtown, and more specifically, LODO (Lower Downtown), is full of industrial buildings that were converted into lofts, like the Flour Mill Lofts. There are also some new loft buildings, often called “soft lofts.” Soft lofts still have the loft look, with large spaces, exposed pipes and perhaps concrete flooring and ceilings.  One of our favorite soft lofts in Denver is the Palace Lofts.

No doubt, the loft look is intriguing for many buyers. But lofts aren't for everyone. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to determine if lofts are for you:

Do I like to Live in the Middle of the Action?

Most lofts in Denver are downtown, so loft residents are truly in the middle of the action. One of the great things about living in a loft is when you leave it – it's so easy to stroll to restaurants, nightclubs and music venues, theaters and art galleries. But downtown living isn't everyone's idea of perfection – if it was, we wouldn't have suburbs.

Do I mind the Noise?

Along with being in the middle of the action, you will be living around the busy streets of downtown as well. Some lofts are on quieter downtown streets so for a bit less noise, pay attention to the location of the loft building.

Do I have a lot of Stuff?

Many lofts, especially historic lofts like Edbrooke, are large and spacious, but usually not full of storage spaces. Most owners outfit their lofts with sparse decor – perhaps a large splashy piece of art, or a funky lamp over a couch and chair. You don't have to go to the extreme, but the storage and display issues come up often with loft buyers.  One of the biggest problems Denver loft buyers have when downsizing from a home is what to do with all that stuff they have been storing for years in the garage.

If you have more storage needs, you may want to look for lofts that have more storage space than others. You can add some of your own storage as well, such as bookshelves on a wall, or some under-bed storage. But in most cases, you'll need to do some heavy de-cluttering to move into a loft from a home.

Do I need my Privacy?

If you are moving into a loft with another person, remember that lofts are usually one large space. There is usually no door to close off for a private phone call or a loud television. Bedrooms can be separated from the rest of the loft by a divider, but the noise can still be an intrusion. If a get-away is required, you'll want to look for the loft style that has enclosed bedrooms.

If you are interested in exploring loft options further, please contact me. I work in the LODO area, in the heart of the loft district, and can put my expertise to work for you.



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Last Updated: 2024-03-02 04:25:30