Q: My husband and I are in the process of moving from our small apartment to an even smaller house. Since the entire house is around 500 sq. ft., we're anxious about the lack of storage space, especially in the bedroom. Our full-sized bed takes up most of the room and (thankfully) has two drawers built in on each side. Consequently, the bed has to sit somewhere that allows the drawers to open, so that we can actually use them (and we *do* need to use them). Complicating the picture is our dresser, which holds the balance of our folded clothes. Hanging things are in the small closet, but it's not very much space. The dresser drawers need to open, too, so we've not thought of a better place to put it than beside the doorway:
Seeing as the footprint of the room is almost all occupied with furniture, we need to elevate! I have no idea what kind of shelves or wall cabinets come in useful in a bedroom for (mostly) clothes storage. It must be safely overhead, lest it interfere with the narrow goat paths around the bed. Can anyone see a better layout in here, or help us figure out how to use the walls to our advantage?
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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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