Lofts are spacious apartments, with an open area inside and with barely any divisions, beyond the strictly necessary. They tend to be old premises or warehouses that have been converted into apartments, preserving that industrial air. They have become very popular in larger cities, where you can enjoy rustic spaces that were once occupied by factories. Old industrial neighbourhoods are being abandoned more and more, and in recent years they have been turned into lofts. Although this type of housing is not for everyone, its demand has grown a lot recently. More and more people see advantages in turning an old industrial space into their home. If you are thinking of renting an apartment in Barcelona, and if you want to be unconventional, a loft can be a very good option. There are several reasons why lofts have become very popular. The apartments have character and personality, and they offer endless interior planning and decoration possibilities. They usually have large windows, that allow a lot of natural light to enter your apartment. The interior is clear and open, with very high ceilings and without any room divisions, ideal for those who profit from living in open spaces and do not like the more compartmentalized, classic apartments. This type of interior lay-out is also perfect for those who want to create a home office. A large space allows you to define your own areas, that are intended for different uses. Artists who needed a space to work at home were among the first to convert old, unwanted premises into lofts, where they could both live and work at the same time.
Like all major cities, the Catalan capital also has neighbourhoods that used to be industrial, and this is where there are more options to rent a loft. Although you can find old buildings converted into a loft throughout the city, the area of Poblenou is where most lofts can be found. Poblenou is an area very much in demand, and therefore rental prices are among the highest in the city. It is an eclectic neighbourhood, where you can still appreciate its industrial past, and where neighbors and locals mix with new tenants of old warehouses and factories. Poblenou is a young and multicultural environment, where a multitude of technology companies have chosen to settle. This area is now known as 22@. Being right in front of the sea makes it even more attractive for both tourists and new residents of Barcelona. It is a neighbourhood that, despite suffering from a higher number of tourists each year, has managed to preserve its essence. It still has hidden and unique places, and at the same time there are many new businesses opening. A loft is for anyone looking for a casual, modern and creative lifestyle. And if the location of the neighbourhood carries this same essence, then you have the perfect combination.