Downtown is so easy and affordable compared to some places. In West Los Angeles for example, investors will spend hundreds of thousands, sometimes more than a million dollars to remodel or tear down an existing home to make a profitable investment by creating a beautiful and popularly desirable home. The good news is that live/work lofts are much easier and cheaper to transform because the sturdy building does not need to be torn down or remodeled substantially.
In fact, decorating a drab loft and brightening up a dark condo are possibly the cheapest and most effective fixes that home buyers and investor can possible do. There are right ways and wrong ways to do them. For maximum return on investment, the lighting and decor should be picked out by a professional urban interior designer. #lofts #dtla #info
NO WINDOWS? NO PROBLEM
Whether a condo has big bright windows or no natural light at all, filament lamps with dark steel pipe conduit are perfect and popular today for most historic industrial lofts because, in addition to the remarkable historic-meets-modern design, the color and style match and blend in perfectly with existing concrete and exposed plumbing. Add track lighting and additional decorative lighting, and the natural light problem is successfully solved by the right solutions.
Lofts in Downtown Los Angeles are inherently very cool, hip and stylish due to their high ceilings, stand-out character and unique features, so the furniture and decor should match with an energetic vibe or urban chic theme. Prominent artwork, avant garde decor, cutting edge furnishings (economical buys from Ikea usually fit in just fine) and perhaps something whimsical or DTLA-practical such as a mounted bicycle would all fit perfectly in an historic or industrial residential interior. For dim lofts with insufficient natural light, skip the suburban Home Depot stock and instead upgrade to lighting from Restoration Hardware that will provide the substantial “WOW” factor required to make the awesome loft complete. While a loft with amazing views should be decorated with classy, minimalistic style so as not to distract from the views, lofts that lack a nice external view should be decorated fully with dramatic art, decorative furniture and awe-inspiring lighting that provide a rich, full and eye-delighting visual experience. For a few thousand dollars or less, the boring abode has been transformed into a compliment-inducing dream loft and wise investment.
LIGHTING FIXER ALERT
Here’s a loft that matches the perfect criteria for a superior investment: a neighborhood that is transforming from blight to luxury, and a loft unit that only needs some simple touches of an interior decorator and their lighting electrician to transform from boring to brilliant, from cave-like to captivating and from so-so buy to super successful investment:
312 W 5th St #307 SB Grand Lofts Downtown L.A. 860 Sq Ft
Enjoy Downtown life in a spacious historic open floor plan. Modern open loft with fantastic NYC-like character on Broadway and Historic Core. Private balcony facing original brick courtyard. Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Wood floors. Washer and dryer in unit. Large soaking bath tub. Open and airy living space with high ceilings, A/C and heat. Excellent downtown location near Farmers Market, Grand Central market. Minutes to Whole Foods, Ralph’s and great shopping and dining. The building features 24-hr security front desk concierge, fitness room, rooftop sun deck, pool, hot tub with panoramic views of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. Wired for cable and Internet. Low HOA dues. Pets okay. Great for Downtown live/work! Parking in building available. By Metro station, Pershing Square concerts in Summer and ice skating Winter. Stroll through the renaissance of Broadway, with coming street car as part of the Bringing Back Broadway project. | DETAILS
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