Before & After: Katherine's Warehouse Loft Update

Before & After: Katherine's Warehouse Loft Update

Janel Laban
Feb 25, 2011

Katherine sent us in photos and floorplans of the update of her West Loop loft. This is a hardworking condo — it is home to a (new) family of three and during the day also accommodates two employees as a live/work space…

..and the After!

Here is Katherine's info on the update: We had to overcome a dated warehouse conversion of a beautiful masonry and timber loft building. Views were compromised by the fireplace and tv alcove dividing the kitchen and living area. The small space, 1100sf, acts as a live/work space for two employees, a home for us; a young couple and an infant, and a lively entertainment area for house guests and impromptu dinner meetings. The budget was very limited and we installed the kitchen ourselves and other custom elements to reduce the overall costs. Over time, we plan to curate the space with thoughtful additions of art, accessories and hopefully a new sofa.

Oh, and it was gutted and completed in the last 6 weeks of my pregnancy. Pregnant ladies and power tools, now that's sexy!

Beautiful Bookshelves in the New Workspace Area
Loft Floorplan - Before

Loft Floorplan - After

Thanks, Katherine!

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