The idea of a sleeping loft can evoke all sorts of images, from cozy log hideaways to airy, light-filled spaces. Even better, a sleeping loft can be the perfect way to fulfill your childhood fantasies of spending the night in a treehouse!
If you're agile enough to climb a ladder, a sleeping loft can be the perfect way to free up the first floor of your home for visitors and day-time use. Check out the plans below, and let us know which is your favorite!
1. Rustic A-frame from Floorplans.
Measuring 796 square feet (74 square meters), this cozy A-frame from Floorplans has a bedroom on the first floor in addition to the sleeping loft upstairs. The front door opens right into the open concept living and dining room, behind which is an efficient U-shaped kitchen. A bathroom with a tub is located behind the kitchen, and a door at the rear of the home opens into the backyard. The sleeping loft upstairs is open to the living/dining room below, and it features plenty of storage space.
2. Tiny traditional home from Houseplans.
This tiny home from Houseplans measures 525 square feet (49 square meters), and has patio space at the front and the back as well as on the right-hand side of the home. The first floor of the home is mostly taken up by a large living room, and a small kitchen and bathroom are tucked away at the back. The sleeping loft is accessed by a ship's ladder.
3. Narrow cottage with walk-in closet from Architectural Designs.
Measuring 597 square feet (55 square meters), this home from Architectural Designs includes attractive features like a study alcove under the stairs and a French door in the laundry room. The main living area has an open concept design with a living room, a small dining area, and a kitchen with an eating bar. A laundry room and a bathroom with a shower are located just off this main living space. Upstairs, the sleeping loft has a sloping roof and a walk-in closet.
4. Compact cottage from ePlans.
This adorable little cottage from ePlans comes in at 796 square feet (74 square meters), but cathedral ceilings in the great room and the sleeping loft make the space feel much larger. Step up onto the covered front porch and into the entryway, where a large coat closet works to minimize clutter. A kitchen with a pantry and a snack bar is located directly to the right of the front door, and the bathroom is right across from the kitchen. A staircase leads from the great room up to the sleeping loft.
5. Cozy cottage with craftsman detailing from Architectural Designs.
Despite being only 412 square feet (38 square meters), this tiny cottage from Architectural Designs can easily sleep five people. The open concept living room and eat-in kitchen are fairly small, but the large covered porch outside has enough room for a table as well as some additional seating. A bedroom is located directly behind the living room, and a bathroom with a tub is right behind the kitchen. Upstairs, the sleeping loft has a closet and plenty of space for two beds.
6. Modern design with floor to ceiling windows from Floorplans.
Coming in at 844 square feet (78 square meters), this design from Floorplans features a large wraparound deck and an entire wall of floor to ceiling windows. Entry porches on both sides of the home make it easy to get into the house from either side of the deck. Inside, the great room is blessed with excellent views and plenty of natural light thanks to the large windows. The kitchen provides access to the laundry room, the bathroom, and a large pantry. A ladder leads to the sleeping loft upstairs, which is located right above the kitchen.
7. Miniature log cabin from Architectural Designs.
This tiny little log cabin from Architectural Designs measures only 360 square feet (33 square meters), but a large covered front porch provides plenty of outdoor living space in addition to that. Inside, the first floor is taken up with a cozy living room, an L-shaped kitchen, and a bathroom with a shower. A ship's ladder leads to the sleeping loft upstairs, which features a large closet and enough space for two beds.