Mary Margaret Davis Real Estate Team
Is a Fort Worth loft for you?
The loft lifestyle is still evolving in Fort Worth. With demand as the driving force, however, the city will no doubt expand its urban appeal by moving in a “loftier” direction. The concept of reconfiguring industrial or landmark buildings into upscale lofts fits the city’s revitalizing efforts to preserve historic structures. But the question is, does loft living fit you? Lofts vary from traditional conversions to new loft buildings – or soft lofts. While both offer an intriguing open and airy feel, loft living is simply not for everyone. To determine if Fort Worth lofts fit you and your lifestyle, ask yourself the following questions:
Are you wired for city life?
Since most lofts are located in or near downtown, the urban appeal revolves around the hustle and bustle of big city life. Some people are invigorated by the convenience of just being a short walk away from nightlife, restaurants, shopping, museums, Bass Performance Hall, the Stockyards and Sundance Square. Texas and Pacific Lofts include a TRE station, which gives loft owners even broader access to Fort Worth. Yet there are those people that prefer a quieter, more subdued lifestyle – hence the reason suburbs exist.
Will storage be an issue for you?
Despite the spacious designs of most lofts, storage space is often minimal, which can be challenging if you’re downsizing from a home. You can store some items on shelves and in storage containers under the bed. But you may need an off-site storage unit – particularly if you’re wondering what to do with all that stuff you had in your garage or want to hang on to keepsakes that don’t fit the décor or space of your loft. When moving into a new loft, de-cluttering is frequently the first move most people make.
How important is privacy?
Since lofts tend to be one large open space, privacy is practically non-existent if you’re sharing the unit with another person. Though you can use room dividers to create your own “get away” space, they don’t filter out noise from TVs, music or conversations. And they don’t compare to the effectiveness of a closed door for private phone calls. But some lofts offer more privacy than others, and you'll see different uses of space from unit to unit even in the same building.
Will your furniture fit your new loft?
Loft living is about as urban as you can get. Traditional furniture may have worked well in your former home, but it may stick out like a sore thumb in your loft or be too cumbersome for the open space. Lofts typically look best when decorated with splashes of art and a trendy blend of unconventional furnishings. And less is usually less. If furniture is your only drawback to purchasing a loft, don’t despair. Fort Worth has plenty of resale shops where you can unload or trade your old furniture for more loft-friendly pieces. In the process, giving your new environment a brand new look will likely be a liberating experience.
Contact me today to learn the current availability of Fort Worth lofts. I’m eager to put my expertise to work for you.
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Last Updated: 2021-10-23 06:35:08