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Expert Advice: 5 Ways to Cool Down A Loft

You can keep your space airy even without an AC unit with these tips

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Photography: Paolo Feliciano and William Ong (Main Photos)

If you have a loft, you'd know that compared to the other parts of your home, this area is harder to cool because of the openness of space. A loft is adjoined by a high open ceiling that the living area of the lower floor shares. In most cases, only a low railing (at least one meter high) separates the said areas and given this, with full height glass panels facing the area and tiny window openings factored in, a loft can become really warm.

While the air-conditioning should be considered in cooling your space, you can also take note of other fixes like proper ventilation, the time you open your windows, the kind of window treatments you use, and maybe even putting up walls. Here are tips to keep in mind:

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