Cool Interior Designs Illustrate The Versatility Of A Mezzanine Floor

The idea of ​​having a mezzanine seems a bit obscure, mostly because the mezzanine isn’t a separate floor like all the others, nor is it a section of an existing floor. It’s somewhere in between and the definition isn’t exactly clear in terms of dimensions and positioning. What is a mezzanine anyway? Well, it’s a low floor between two others in a building, and while it’s usually between the ground floor and first floor, that’s not always the case, hence the occasional confusion. Regardless, mezzanine rooms offer endless design possibilities and we are ready to show you some of them now.

Loft in New York designed by Andrew Franz Architect.View in gallery

We’ll start with this New York loft designed by Andrew Franz Architect. It’s a beautiful example of how versatile the whole idea of ​​a mezzanine can be. In this case, the mezzanine is an outdoor patio/garden space with a glass roof that provides partial shelter while still allowing sunlight to pass through. It is what would normally be a balcony but on a different (lower) level. The cool thing about this configuration is that this unusual mezzanine balcony stays connected to and feels like a part of the living area below, making it very cozy.

Loft in New York designed by Andrew Franz Architect.View in gallery

If you only have 29 square meters of work space available, you have to make optimal use of every corner, no matter how small. This apartment from Wroclaw, Poland, has thought of everything. Overall, it has a footprint of just 29 square meters, which isn’t a lot, not by the standards. To maximize this space, the designers at 3XA gave the apartment a mezzanine floor, using the 3.7 meter high ceiling to create a cozy sleeping area above the hallway and bathroom.

Loft in New York designed by Andrew Franz Architect.View in gallery

Rooms with high ceilings always invite us to add a mezzanine just to maximize usable space. This room would be the mezzanine and its role can be anything you want. This San Francisco storage loft transformed its mezzanine into an additional lounge area with a platform full of bookshelves. The space remains open to the living area below and in some ways also feels part of this open floor plan. This loft was renovated by Edmonds + Lee Architects.

Loft in New York designed by Andrew Franz Architect.View in gallery

You might think that adding a mezzanine to an apartment would make the entire apartment feel small and cluttered, but that’s not entirely true, and it’s definitely not true when you give the mezzanine a mesh floor. This way you would turn the room into a great chill out area and the net would serve as a hammock of sorts. You can come here to read a book, take a nap or just relax. This house from Thailand designed by Integrated Field can be your source of inspiration.

Loft in New York designed by Andrew Franz Architect.View in gallery

Most often, mezzanines are used as sleeping areas. This is mainly due to the fact that they are very comfortable due to the low ceiling height. Finding the right placement for this space is important, as this usually also means that the area directly below the mezzanine also has a semi-low ceiling. This apartment in Italy designed by Mauro and Matteo Soddu has the living and sleeping areas stacked, taking advantage of the fact that they are both cozy and welcoming.

Loft in New York designed by Andrew Franz Architect.View in gallery

Sometimes a mezzanine just makes sense. Take this apartment in London, for example. Housed in a former church, its layout and overall design is unusual, but by no means impractical or inefficient. Due to the building’s history and architecture, the apartment was designed with high ceilings, giving the architects the perfect opportunity to accommodate a surprisingly spacious mezzanine, big enough to accommodate full bedrooms. This ingenious transformation was carried out by VORBILD Architecture.

Loft in New York designed by Andrew Franz Architect.View in gallery

It’s important to make the most of a room’s height, and that doesn’t always mean maximizing usable floor space by adding a mezzanine. Sometimes it’s better to leave the space open vertically so it feels airy and can be filled with natural light. This London apartment designed by Darling Associates is a perfect example of what a balanced layout should look like. The apartment features double-height living and dining areas while maintaining a spacious mezzanine floor.

Loft in New York designed by Andrew Franz Architect.View in gallery

By introducing a mezzanine, you can free up a lot of space on the ground floor and the whole house can be organized in a completely different way. A very practical option is to keep all social areas on the ground floor and move the private ones upstairs. This way there is a clear separation between the two zones and the fact that the mezzanine has a low ceiling actually works well as this area needs to be cozy anyway. Designed by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados, this Malibu residence offers a pretty good representation of this distribution of functions.

Loft in New York designed by Andrew Franz Architect.View in gallery

Another classic among the spatial configurations with mezzanines is shown here. The kitchen and bedroom are stacked and this works well for them as both don’t require a high ceiling. Additionally, white is the main color and the overall design is minimalist, and the large openings in the living and dining areas bring in plenty of natural light, opening up the whole house to the surroundings.

Loft in New York designed by Andrew Franz Architect.View in gallery

There are many different ways to stack rooms and maximize the functionality of a home by introducing a mezzanine. Keep in mind that the mezzanine remains open plan and semi-connected to the lower level, meaning there isn’t total privacy in any of these areas. With that in mind, placing the master bedroom up here might not be ideal. A guest area, on the other hand, might be a more appropriate option. {found on Alexmaguire Photography}.

Loft in New York designed by Andrew Franz Architect.View in gallery

Of course, the partial lack of privacy on the mezzanine floor doesn’t really bother you if the apartment is so small that there’s only room for a tiny kitchen and a sofa on the ground floor. Maximizing every little space is key in this case. Take this apartment for example. It is small and narrow but also large enough to accommodate a mezzanine bedroom. {found on coupdeville}.

Loft in New York designed by Andrew Franz Architect.View in gallery

What is special about mezzanines is that they can remain open and be part of the ground floor area while being on a completely different level. To save space, you can connect the floors with a slender spiral staircase or even a ladder.

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