| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

You Won’t Believe Everything This Tiny Loft Can Do


(gentle jazz music) – I’ve known Donnie
since I was 15 years old. We went to high school together. We went from a long-distance relationship to 500 square feet. Long distance relationships prepare you to be able to work through many issues. And so one of those issues that can arise living in a small space, is that there isn’t much separate space. So when people say well you could just go
to your separate spaces, the only separate space is the bathroom! – When I first bought the place, I thought it was just
gonna be my bachelor pad. I had Ikea furniture, I had a
gigantic entertainment system, all the things that a
bachelor could really want. But when Nicole moved
up and we go married, it ended up evolving. – Well we decided that
we that we wanted to be able to stay in this space as long as humanly
possible for two people. And something needed to happen so that the space was more functional. And we needed some sort of division to make it feel like we
had more than one space, and I could feel like I was doing my thing while he’s doing his thing. And what we settled on was this loft where we have our bed up above, and just having the bed
off of the main floor, already gives us so much more
space than we had before. – Design took a little bit of time and fabrication took a little bit of time because everything was custom hand-made. We took the standard system, which is basically stud wall construction and we replaced these wood members with these huge concrete panels. And the spacing of our concrete panels then became storage space,
closet space, work spaces. And then we locked everything together with a platform sleeping on top, which structurally made
the whole loft sound. – I love the top of the loft because I like to work
on my bed, I always have, and so I can go up to the top
and its a really nice space that’s above everything
and I can work up there. My favorite part about the
loft is the custom ladder. One of our dreams was always to have a
rolling library ladder, we just didn’t know how we would get it. – We found a guy who works out
of a space called TechShop, here in San Francisco. He’s a local craftsman and
he custom built a solution just particularly for this
loft, and it turned out amazing. We always dreamed of having
more people come and visit us and the Murphy bed helped
solve that problem. – [Nicole] Traditional
Murphy beds are a lot thicker and so they would have
eaten up a lot of the space that we have under the loft. But we have these amazing architects who custom built a Murphy bed
that would be a lower profile so that wouldn’t eat up the
space underneath the loft. And when it’s tucked
away it’s a whiteboard, which is really great for our space because it’s right next
to Donnie’s standing desk, so he’ll draw out his ideas for his apps, but I also use it for shopping
lists and packing lists. What I love about this standing desk is it puts him right in the corner where he’s out of the way and he can put on his headsets
and rock out late at night. When I want to go to bed up top, I don’t even know that
he’s down there working. – The closets for me, are huge. I love personal organization and I love closet systems
from The Container Store, the Elfa shelving systems. We measured and we
gained a ton of storage. Almost, in a way, it feels
like a walk-in closet to me. It’s definitely the biggest
closet that I’ve ever had, so I’m really happy with it. – I decided I would give
him that closet in the loft. But that’s ’cause I’ve got
all these closets back here, so my closet’s still bigger. Throughout the loft there
are spaces above and below, where we’ve put in
different cubbies and boxes that pull out of varying sizes. Both of us, at times,
work out of our home, so it’s really important for us to be able to have places to put papers and all sorts of business stuff. – It forces us to organize and categorize. So that’s probably been one
of the coolest side effects with the cubby holes and the
boxes that we keep in there. When this place was a bachelor pad, I never had really much
space to entertain anybody. So the addition of the dining
nook has been really cool. – They built this really great
bench into the loft design and then we have a dining table that pulls out from a side console and folds into this
really great dining room. We could probably get
eight people at that table because it has multiple sections. It’s also a second desk and
it tucks away to the side when we don’t want to have dinner. Because we have a lot of windows, there isn’t a lot of
wall space in our unit. And the wall that we had our TV on before, got taken up by the loft. – So what we have now is an
84 inch projection screen TV that pulls down from the ceiling and when it’s tucked away, you
barely even know its there. I love it because we can watch it from down in our recliner chairs, perched up on top of the
loft, its a dream come true. What I think the loft has
done for our relationship is actually just made us closer. That’s been one of the biggest blessings. – The best part is really to see the clients actually using the space. When they actually stand at the desk or when they climb up
there and sit and watch TV, we’re happy with the way it turned out. – [Nicole] This loft was really our way to extend the life of this unit for us. I would say having this
loft changed our life. – [Donnie] It took a
one-dimensional bachelor space and made it a
multi-dimensional family space. – What I imagine will happen is that we’ll have our
first child in this space and we’ll stay here
until the kid is walking. And that’s one of the reasons
we have the Murphy bed, because when I’m nine months pregnant, I doubt I’m gonna climb up that ladder.

100 Comments

Aleynah Maxwell

Aug 8, 2017, 1:32 am Reply

I'm still wondering how he stands and does his work…

Zahra Chaudhry

Aug 8, 2017, 3:21 am Reply

That's really creative… Much adjustment in such small loft in a pretty way. This gave me lot of ideas 🙂

Nina Koch

Aug 8, 2017, 2:25 pm Reply

tiny loft?? a lot of people have appartments smaller than that in switzerlands cities because big houses are sooo expensive

Jessica lo

Aug 8, 2017, 3:06 am Reply

It isn't small space in Hong Kong, but very good in design

1YangYing

Aug 8, 2017, 12:42 pm Reply

It's great, when you're young

Blanca Martinez

Aug 8, 2017, 5:53 am Reply

Wow ?

Bobby Tangredi

Aug 8, 2017, 9:02 pm Reply

This is a GREAT setup! If only they gave us instructions on how to build one

Karabo Madiba

Aug 8, 2017, 3:07 pm Reply

This is Dope.

Courtney Murphy

Aug 8, 2017, 6:01 pm Reply

You can literally make a drinking game out of this video every time they use the word "space".

j d

Sep 9, 2017, 11:49 pm Reply

Judging by the comments, far too many adults still fall out of bed… i haven't done that since i was a child and even then it only happened a few times.
On second thought, what's wrong with you people! Lol

MAQUINA seahawksgoonie

Sep 9, 2017, 2:30 pm Reply

If that was me, i would scatter legos and actions figures on the floor at night. That way when i roll off the bed at night, it will be just like the good ole days as a kid! Aaaaaah memories!!!?…

natalie

Sep 9, 2017, 1:32 am Reply

this is everything i want in life!!!! i want to do this as an architect (if i become one) it saves so much space and changes lives and i wish i was old enough to really start on it

Guy Farting

Sep 9, 2017, 7:28 pm Reply

The title is inaccurate. I CAN believe everything the tiny loft can do.

Sunita Buchoon

Sep 9, 2017, 8:49 pm Reply

This amazing but the bed needs safety bars

LuvsHairAlot2011

Sep 9, 2017, 4:05 am Reply

Beautiful design

Antonia Protacio

Sep 9, 2017, 4:07 am Reply

I love it except for the loft bed. I need to have safety bars

Robert Borunda

Sep 9, 2017, 1:47 pm Reply

A life goal to be able to build stuff like this and not just dream of it

Melissa Gallosa

Sep 9, 2017, 8:16 pm Reply

He codes while standing up???!

Kurian Mathew

Sep 9, 2017, 11:01 pm Reply

Not practical

Andrea Crystal

Sep 9, 2017, 12:59 am Reply

This is cool

Bianca Bojangin

Oct 10, 2017, 1:06 pm Reply

I don't wan mansion anymore, i want this

jinpao

Oct 10, 2017, 9:46 pm Reply

Imagine falling off the bed??

Wild Animal

Oct 10, 2017, 6:33 pm Reply

goals????

Wild Animal

Oct 10, 2017, 6:37 pm Reply

that's really cool.

Rÿłän’s World

Oct 10, 2017, 11:56 pm Reply

Awesome

MiaSlimeGirl MiaSlimeGirl

Oct 10, 2017, 12:49 pm Reply

How much does it cost

TheSoupsLeader

Oct 10, 2017, 9:48 pm Reply

I want this so badly :((( :/

Bitch Please

Oct 10, 2017, 2:41 pm Reply

I want that

celine

Oct 10, 2017, 3:40 am Reply

I want that place so bad!

Lenazuki

Oct 10, 2017, 2:55 am Reply

I love that "TV", a creative resolve

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Nov 11, 2017, 12:59 pm Reply

Nice house

Please enter a name

Nov 11, 2017, 1:28 am Reply

I would stay in that loft 24/7

ber nat

Nov 11, 2017, 3:53 pm Reply

This is not small house!! This is just changed the bedroom desaine. And really wonderful.

Katz Mae

Nov 11, 2017, 6:08 pm Reply

I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!! I can see myself living just like that!!!!

Mike Loud

Nov 11, 2017, 12:17 pm Reply

Lovely married couple!

Izio

Nov 11, 2017, 5:36 am Reply

I fell off my bed just by looking at that bed.

Dahlson :-D

Dec 12, 2017, 12:36 am Reply

I️ NEED this

Kimber Lee

Dec 12, 2017, 1:05 am Reply

Amazing!!! ?

Comedy Videos

Dec 12, 2017, 3:19 pm Reply

How much was that

Jahha H

Dec 12, 2017, 12:06 am Reply

?

Ellen Tan_ 04

Dec 12, 2017, 12:09 pm Reply

My dream house

Nadia Parsons-Nield

Dec 12, 2017, 4:12 am Reply

its looks fun to live there

lily Vo

Dec 12, 2017, 9:33 am Reply

Expensive. Beautiful. Too much work xD

Paige Whitney

Dec 12, 2017, 6:00 am Reply

I had no idea that was a loft building. San Francisco buildings always look different on the inside from the outside. Love the design.

Jamie Lam

Dec 12, 2017, 6:48 am Reply

They should add a chair next to the desk/working area I mean won’t it be uncomfortable to stand

Florence Wheeler

Dec 12, 2017, 11:53 am Reply

One word "Epic "

Aralightful _

Dec 12, 2017, 2:08 am Reply

That loft is my dream house. Only if it had a cool kitchen connected

Lidia Oatman

Dec 12, 2017, 2:00 am Reply

Add a railing to that loft and it will be perfect ?

Christina Abraham

Dec 12, 2017, 7:21 am Reply

So how much did all of this cost?

Julia Cruz

Dec 12, 2017, 10:04 am Reply

This is the best tiny house

Michelle Mendez

Jan 1, 2018, 4:08 pm Reply

This is amazing I love it

JIya Gada

Jan 1, 2018, 11:50 am Reply

I want a loft right now

Wayne Mcquillan

Jan 1, 2018, 7:05 pm Reply

Brilliant use of space

Aditi Pallod

Jan 1, 2018, 1:13 am Reply

That's so cool! How can I custom build a loft like this?

Cullen Duggan

Jan 1, 2018, 2:39 am Reply

That's amazing I would totally want to do that!

Hobi The Flower

Jan 1, 2018, 10:28 am Reply

I’m praying for you don’t roll off

Guitar James

Jan 1, 2018, 5:27 am Reply

I have a loft I'm literally watching this VIDIO on it right now XD

YouTube COMMENTATOR- Mr. Hahn

Jan 1, 2018, 11:49 am Reply

I take from this video segment a since of togetherness. A well thought out lifestyle. Best regards ?

TinyTat 20

Jan 1, 2018, 10:24 pm Reply

OMG can I live here

Hadarah BatYah

Jan 1, 2018, 11:32 pm Reply

Very nice. Love the space.

Mohammad Tohidi

Jan 1, 2018, 4:28 pm Reply

Beautiful! I've never seen such precious big work of art like this. I just love the design. I can't think of a work to come up with to explain this beautiful design.

Rache Beltran

Jan 1, 2018, 3:10 pm Reply

Looks expensive for a tiny loft ?

Salvatore Tribastone

Jan 1, 2018, 2:28 pm Reply

It's amazing 😀

Soussous Bessi

Jan 1, 2018, 2:49 pm Reply

I like it ❤❤❤

Gabrielle Nordine

Jan 1, 2018, 8:06 pm Reply

U too are so cute

Carol Mary

Feb 2, 2018, 1:05 am Reply

Nice job, I like what you have done.

Playground dolls

Feb 2, 2018, 4:00 pm Reply

I always thinking and love to improve space and functionality off space around me from childhood and do it/make it myself. Maybe I have to change profession.

jessithejess

Feb 2, 2018, 5:49 pm Reply

I doubt anyone would fall off the bed. It’s a pretty big bed.

Feexy

Feb 2, 2018, 5:06 pm Reply

I wouldn't sleep on a loft with out safety bars or something that keeps me from falling off at night

Amiah Bonz

Feb 2, 2018, 4:05 pm Reply

That’s amazing

Brandon Sibley

Feb 2, 2018, 2:59 am Reply

love it

Apt215 Melissa Brown

Mar 3, 2018, 2:01 pm Reply

Brilliant design. Beautiful couple.

TwinMos 003

Mar 3, 2018, 3:11 pm Reply

Super

Anna D

Mar 3, 2018, 1:40 am Reply

I love this cuple ?

Michael Gonzalez Gonzo’s world

Mar 3, 2018, 2:25 am Reply

Great design but complicated and dangerous..

TK

Mar 3, 2018, 2:49 pm Reply

while (sleepy) { fillCup(); drinkCoffee(); } LOL

Sandra XO

Mar 3, 2018, 11:20 pm Reply

These are great if you don't have hobbies/play sports that require a lot of equipment or materials. But if you need more than basic necessities it would be hard to have such a small space

Hieronimus Agung

Mar 3, 2018, 2:36 pm Reply

COOL !

Manilette Ann Fernandez

Apr 4, 2018, 10:31 pm Reply

I love the use of all the space. I love that it still had a full kitchen too. No space was wasted. But I agree, the older you get, it would be time to change the plans for the ladder and the bed up top hehe

taqi javad

Jun 6, 2018, 9:42 pm Reply

the place before was a great fit for two people

SSBMA1994

Oct 10, 2018, 10:24 am Reply

Wowwww I want this house!! Im sad they didnt show the kitchen

ㄒ丨爪乇丂ㄩ卩

Jan 1, 2019, 1:41 am Reply

i want to build my tiny house like this

frank scott

Feb 2, 2019, 10:23 pm Reply

ths is just silly get yourselves a real apartment.

Kat Riley

Feb 2, 2019, 4:06 pm Reply

A+, well done! ?

Annie Gill

Feb 2, 2019, 6:18 am Reply

Smart, sharp design. Great for 1-2.

Zulma Z

Mar 3, 2019, 4:42 pm Reply

this is perfect for students or if you SINGLE person saving to buy a home….we all need yard to breath fresh air and stretch our legs n walk; otherwise end up with blood circulation problems and vitamin D deficiency

Jim

Mar 3, 2019, 12:28 pm Reply

I start to think that high bed is dangerous but then my current bed doesn't have safety bars and iv never fallen off soo….

pmc820

Mar 3, 2019, 11:12 pm Reply

Looks less than 500 sqft

Madd Scientist

Mar 3, 2019, 6:02 am Reply

The loft needs a glass or plexi wall that goes to the half way to the ceiling…so you don't accidentally roll off that mattress.that is WAY too dangerous!

Margaret Roberts

Mar 3, 2019, 10:00 am Reply

Cute couple.

Robert Dem

Apr 4, 2019, 4:13 am Reply

Interesting place

七海Nami

Apr 4, 2019, 1:06 am Reply

You got me at whiteboards

Anna Sam Gray

Apr 4, 2019, 6:07 pm Reply

His hair is amazing ??

zoemczoface

Apr 4, 2019, 9:13 pm Reply

Finally a tiny (or small) house video where both people in the couple talk.

Pratik Rajput

Apr 4, 2019, 5:59 am Reply

How will you use Fan?

•aesthetic Milktea•

Apr 4, 2019, 4:30 pm Reply

Wow I think ima be an architect cuz I keep playing bloxburg and build and keep watching these btw NEW SUBSCRIBER SAVED THE DAY 😀

kathy

Jun 6, 2019, 4:36 am Reply

Perfect idea for the tiny NY apartment.

Moussa Doghli

Jul 7, 2019, 7:22 am Reply

537 square feet? That's gigantic in Seattle LOL

Bryce F

Jul 7, 2019, 4:31 pm Reply

this lawft is neat

novembermiss

Aug 8, 2019, 8:46 pm Reply

Brilliantly designed and organized–and I say this as someone who is not a fan of lofts or modern/minimalist design. Nicely done.

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