A loft apartment is a large, open room with very few or no walls. Think of it as a very big studio apartment.
Unlike a studio, loft apartments usually have high ceilings, large windows and feel airy and uncrowded. Most loft apartments can be found in old factories and industrial buildings that have been converted into residential buildings.
Loft apartments are spacious and bright. Although it's similar to a studio apartment, there's a lot more room. With so much space, it's easy to come up with a functional layout that's best for you.
And because lofts are usually in old buildings, they have exposed pipes and beams and a unique character that pairs well with almost any style, making it easy to decorate.
With those high ceilings and tall windows comes high utilities — you've got a lot more space to heat and cool and windows don't insulate well. There also isn't a lot of built-in storage, so you'll need to find new ways of hanging up your clothes and hiding things you don't want visible. And if you want to have separate living areas, you'll need to get creative with how to divide things up as there are very few, if any, walls.
Few walls, high ceilings and exposed beams are a few main characteristics of a loft apartment.