Small bedrooms are always a challenge but a very narrow room has particular design obstacles to overcome. This bedroom, a former maid's room in a pre-war building, is only 5'7" wide - less than the length of a typical twin bed. The solution? A lofted space for sleeping leaving ample room for a workspace and storage for the young occupant.
Casa Kids in Brooklyn took on this project with designer Roberto Gil at the helm. All of the custom-built furniture was placed flush to one wall to create an easy flow and maximize open floor space.
The under-bed workspace can accommodate two chairs if a friend is visiting and has plenty of shelves for storage.
Stairs offer a safe option for ascent and incorporate storage drawers.
A matching wardrobe in the corner stores clothing and shoes and utilizes the height of the room.
See more pictures of this room at Casa Kids as well as their selection of bunk and loft beds, Murphy beds and other storage-smart kids furnishings.
Thank you, Roberto!
Re-edited from a post originally published 3.11.15-NT