(What the loft looked like when we saw it)
I was not so sure. I feared the loft would never get used- It can't be used as an office because then the mess could be seen from any room in the house! It can't be used for pretty much anything- but a sitting room- and isn't that what living rooms and family rooms are for?
But I was wrong. At least during the winter, the loft in my favorite place. Chris has been building fires with the mountain of firewood the previous owners left us, making it the warmest place in the house - like 75 degrees warm.
We have nice seating up in the loft. The love sac is finally free to expand to its fullest potential. Plus, Chris' brother is allowing us to borrow his futon (and couches)(and coffee table)(thanks again Dave) so we have lots of comfy seating. (Please disregard the wrinkles on the futon- I bought a full sized sheet set to cover the black futon (white dog hair and black futons don't mix) and didn't iron the sheet before I put it on because
The loft serves another unforeseen purpose- as a dog play area. PeeWee has this toy:
We all enjoy this loft more than I had anticipated- I am so glad Chris could see its potential.
dog toy image from here