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We are asked this question about a loft for rent quite often; is a business better on the ground floor or in a walk-up loft?

There are pros and cons to both, which we will talk about in this article. We are RDS Real Estate, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with industrial space and commercial property for rent. Call us today at 817-917-1416, tell us what you need, and then turn us loose to do what we do better than any other brokerage firm in Fort Worth.

What is a loft for rent?

A typical loft for rent is generally associated with a loft apartment, or place to live.  However, they are also popular with artists and, thus, are discussed in this article as places where art is created and sold.

A loft apartment is a large, open space with few or no interior walls, typically converted from a former industrial or commercial building. Lofts are known for their high ceilings, exposed brick and concrete, and large windows. They offer a unique and stylish living space, and they are popular with people who appreciate their spaciousness and versatility.

Advantages of a loft?

Lofts usually have high ceilings since they are usually converted warehouse spaces. They also are known to have outstanding natural light, which makes them attractive to artists.

The open space allows for great versatility in design and offers a warm feeling of comradeship.

Disadvantages of a loft?

The smaller space (usually 1000-square-feet or less, is an immediate turn-off for many people.  There are also poor acoustics in a loft, especially if it is a converted industrial space.

Lofts, by definition, or upstairs, meaning climbing stairs to get to them, which can be a negative for the renter as well as the clients should it be used for a commercial enterprise.  And, surprisingly, the utilities are sometimes higher in a loft for rent than in traditional industrial space for rent.

One other thing to consider; In many instances, lofts are renting for more than traditional spaces simply because they are rapidly gaining in popularity.  It is suddenly very chic to live or work in a loft, and that means high demand and higher rental costs.

Bottom line: if the loft for rent is to be used for a business purpose, and that business does not depend upon walk-in traffic, then business most likely will not be affected.  The matter of walking upstairs seems like a small thing, but it is a significant issue if your business depends upon customers climbing those stairs.

Still, in totally unprofessional terms, lofts are pretty cool.

A final word about RDS Real Estate.

RDS Real Estate is locally owned and operated with over three-million square feet of industrial properties for lease and commercial space for lease.  If you are looking for a loft for rent in the Fort Worth area, call us and we will show you Box Office Warehouse Suites, in the Alliance Area, where you can have a loft for rent, with a balcony, for a price much lower than anything found in the Metro Area. Call us today and we will find what you want.