Layout Ideas for Small Room with Big Built-ins?

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Q: We just bought a charming, 1905 house that needs some work. But I’m not too charmed by the two walls of pine Kraftmaid built-ins installed in the master bedroom by the previous owners — clearly meant to compensate for the lack of a closet. Our taste runs from traditional to eclectic; we like to mix it up. The room is 14′ by 14′ and the wall of cupboards is 20″ deep so the room feels a bit claustrophic.

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The 5-foot space between the cabinetry on the opposite wall is only suitable spot for a bed. Unfortunately, ours is a king (80″ wide). I’d appreciate design solutions that might neutralize the decor and still leave room for storage and sleep.

Sent by Kathy

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