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Dual Use Rooms, Built In Beds & Window Seats
We want to be able to accommodate as many overnight guests as we can, while staying within 2800 SF and our budget. In an ideal world, we would have several guest bedrooms, as well as a gym and office. However, we realize that we have space constraints with 2800 SF, and will probably need to be creative and / or give up something. In terms of being creative, we thought dual use rooms could potentially solve some of our space issues, such as combining an office with a bedroom, a gym/yoga studio with a bedroom, a gym/yoga studio with an office or a media room with sliding doors that allow it to be closed off into a bedroom. We were thinking we could include a built-in murphey bed, built-in bunk beds or large window seats or day beds that can double as a single-sized bed. Dual use rooms should have a wardrobe closet so that they could be converted to a bedroom only at a later time or for re-sale purposes.
These three photos are examples of built-in bunk rooms that we love. I love the four built-in beds on one wall, which wouldn't take up a lot of space and could allow the rest of the space in the room to be used for office nooks or a home gym/yoga studio. Also love the wood used to make the built-ins and the rustic look.
Another favorite! Love the bed above and the number of beds in the space (7 total!). Also like the curtains and the metal mesh and the reclaimed wood door in the left corner.
Love how there are at least 6 bunks in this room with the entire rest of the room open for other uses.
Love the look of this, which appears as if it is a dual use bunk room that doubles as a workout studio, although maybe a bit too "beachy" looking for Tahoe.
This is a nice arrangement that allows the use of one ladder to access both upper bunks.
Love window seats.
More great example of a reading nooks with window seats
Like the large window and the book shelves on either side.
Love the wooded wall and built in daybed on the right.
Although we do not necessarily like the style of this room for Tahoe, we like the built in day bed with curtains that could be used in a dual use room with sliding pocket doors.
Love the doors to close off this day bed, although the overall look is a little too "beachy" for Tahoe.
A single rustic looking bunk or day bed built into a nook.
Like the two separate sleeping spaces that offer privacy from the other - One queen and one twin bed.
An example where they brought the kitchen ceiling down and tucked two bunks above in the loft. Overall style is not in line with our style.
This is an interesting concept with a single bed on each side of the media cabinet that pulls out of the window seat.
Murphey bed is another good alternative for a dual use room.
Like the lighting and the shelves surrounding the bed.
Another example of a murphey bed with shelving on both sides.
Murphey bed in office. Do not like the style or look of the room.
Another murphey bed, although do not like the look or style of the room.
Same murphey bed in a closed position.
Work out room by day, bedroom by night. Lights in alcove above murphey bed for reading.
Office nook in bedroom. Like the overall look of this room as well.
Small work space behind sliding doors off the living room.
Pull out tray as bedside night stand for Murphy bed.
Like the lights above and the pull out for a bedside table.