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What to call this room space?

Postby Crescent Pulsar S » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:25 pm

I usually see this in studio apartments, where there's a room containing two floors worth of space and only a portion of the upper half is accessible, often serving as a bedroom. But, when I think "second floor," or "bedroom," that typically brings to mind a floor/ceiling separating two spaces completely, or having four walls and a doorway, respectively. So, is there a term that specifies the kind of area I'm referring to, or does it require a phrase to get the idea cross? I thought it might have been "loft," but the definition and explanation for that doesn't seem to match.
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Re: What to call this room space?

Postby Crescent Pulsar S » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:08 pm

So, that's really it? Both Wikipedia and the dictionary I use weren't being clear, talking about attic space, entire rooms being a loft, or there being lofts within lofts... with that last one being accompanied by words like "confusing" and "sometimes," which makes me want to find a better way of referring to it. Aside from "upper open loft area," which is a bit of a train wreck. :?

Maybe I should make up my own word for it. Something inspired by hayloft, which is short, apt and doesn't leave any room for ambiguity, like using loft could create: "Go to the loft? I thought that's where we were?"
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Re: What to call this room space?

Postby Knight of L-sama » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:45 pm

Sounds like a mezzanine level to me.
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Re: What to call this room space?

Postby Crescent Pulsar S » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:31 pm

Hmmmm... I've heard that used for the theater before, but never residential. Would Twilight Sparkle's living space in the library apply?
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Re: What to call this room space?

Postby Knight of L-sama » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:55 am

Architecturally yes, but it wouldn't actually describe the space itself. Its not "the mezzanine" but more (for example) "an open plan bedroom on a mezzanine level" sort of thing.
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Re: What to call this room space?

Postby Crescent Pulsar S » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:30 am

Another mouthful... I'm thinking of calling it a bedloft. XD
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Re: What to call this room space?

Postby LunaInverse » Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:09 pm

Eh, I live in a apartment like that mine was advertised as a loft apartment.
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