No matter if you use the loft in your home for storage, as a bedroom or perhaps even as a secret hideaway, exploring loft ladder ideas is a great way to ensure that you get a set of steps which are both functional and stylish. You may not realize just how broad the range is of ladders which you can choose from for the loft and it is especially important to recognize them because this is often a challenging space to equip with a set of stairs.
Whether you already have a loft in your home or you are looking to build one, here are some ideas which you need to consider for the ladders which will take you up there.
If this is going be a kid’s play room or a fun hideout then a rope ladder may be a really cool way to enter the space. If you do get a rope ladder for your loft then make sure that you don’t look to create one on your own, there are high quality and well built rope ladders which give the appearance of something which has been lashed together by Huck Finn, but do in fact provide a lot more stability so that everyone can use them.
Fold out ladders are by far and away the best choice if you are limited for space below the loft and you can get a great set of steps which will sit on top of the hatch of the loft, and then when you open it up the ladders can be easily unfolded. These can be custom made to fit the color and design of your home as well as to fit the size of the hatch which you have. These are extremely sturdy and they look great.
Some people really like to integrate the loft into the home and have it as a permanent fixture and if you are going to do that then you can have some permanent stairs there as well. These will provide the perfect segway from home to loft and some fresh pine stairs look great, and give the feeling of wandering up some stairs to an enchanted area of the home.
Some people get extremely creative with loft stair designs and one of the most imaginative that we have seen has been stepped drawers which can be used for storage, that have then been built in such a way, and with such strength, that they can actually meander up to the loft space. These steps appear to be drawers until you get to the top and open up the hatch, at which point they reveal themselves as incredibly designed stairs which will take you right up to the hidden space above. This is the perfect balance between functionality and fantasy.
Which loft ladders would you favor for your loft? Let us know in the comments below and feel free to send us any pics of what you have done.