Good Questions: Bedroom placement

Good Questions: Bedroom placement

Jonathan
Jul 27, 2006
An email from Timothy: I've been living in a cozy studio apartment in the Hollywood Hills for over three years now and I still haven't figured out where to put a full sized bed. For the last three years I've been sleeping on a 3" thick sleeper sofa mattress that I fold up during the day so I can have easy access around my apartment. I can't ditch my 8' long sofa because it's vintage 1950's Danish teak (and doubles as a daybed) and I also have another obnoxiously large 6' teak credenza to match it. The mattress as of now is in an alcove about 30" deep, with a threshold at about 8. I really would like to put a Murphy bed in, but (A) I can't drill into the hardwood floor and (B) I don't want the bed in a cabinet...(continued)

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There are built in shelves (which I plan to replace with more attractive ones) in the alcove and I don't want a Murphy bed cabinet to block access to them. Also, custom Murphy beds tend to be a little out of my price range and very ugly. I also have an eat-in kitchen area where I've thought of putting in futon (a bed would block access to the kitchen) but I'd much rather find some sort of solution for a real mattress in the main living area. Any thoughts? Does anyone have any suggestions for Timothy?
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