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Space Saver: Raise the Bed
Find a place for toys, clothes or another sleeping spot by getting that bed up off the floor
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Kids tend to have a lot of stuff, and making space for all of it in their bedrooms can be tough. But here's one solution: raise the bed. Whether you loft it or just raise it a few feet, getting the bed up off the floor creates a ton of room. It can help you increase functionality, especially in small quarters. If you’re struggling with how to maximize the layout of your kids’ bedrooms, see whether raising the bed could work for you.
With a lofted bed, this kids’ bedroom can double as a play space. A shelving unit at the bed’s head provides a spot for books and knick-knacks.
Even a few feet can make a huge difference. Raising this one off the floor created a large storage area.
Raise the bed even higher, and you can incorporate extra drawers, cabinets and even a fun little hideout.
What about a bed that doubles a playhouse? This design gets the bed off the floor and turns the space beneath it into a fun little fort.
Need to convert a child’s bedroom into a room for two? Lofting the bed creates room for the crib.
Lofting also works with an extra twin bed. With one bed on top of the wardrobe, there's plenty of floor space two active kids.
… or a cool, contemporary desk space. Note how these stairs double as drawers for added functionality.
Does your teenager need extra space for his growing wardrobe? Loft the bed and use the room beneath for a closet. Hopefully, this will help him get his clothes up off the floor.