As the father of an autistic child, I have been faced with more than a few necessary home modifications projects. Unfortunately, with the high cost of raising a special needs child and my wife's decision to stay home and raise our son, there simply was no room in our budget to hire a contractor to complete these projects for us. Each weekend for nearly a year, I would pick a project to work on. This past month, I finally finished every project on my list. After learning more than I thought I would ever know about home construction and repair, I have a new found appreciation for the skills of general and specialty contractors. That is why I decided to start this blog to pay tribute to the job these contractors do, and help to empower more homeowners to take on the role of a contractor in their home.
When you want to redesign a small bedroom, you need to get a little creative. You want to be able to change the space without losing the ability to move around the room. Luckily, you can maximize the space by using different decorating techniques that work well for smaller bedrooms.
Incorporate the Bed and Storage
One design option you have for smaller rooms is to incorporate the bed with some type of storage dresser. With this option, the bed and storage share some of the same frame, so it works well for rooms where excess space is not available.
For example, you can find several bed designs that have drawers for the bottom of the bed. The mattress fits on top of a piece of wood, which is what separates the bedding from the storage space.
Typically, the drawers for a twin size bed will only come out on one side. However, for the larger full, queen and king size beds, the drawers are usually on both sides, thus offering you more storage space that you can use.
If you need more storage space and the room makeover is for a child, you can make a custom piece. Making a custom bed will cost a little more, but you can make the bottom storage as large as you need it to be. One alternative option is to use a bunk bed design where the lower section is a combination of drawers instead of another bed.
Repurpose the Closet
The closet is another great area to repurpose when you have limited space. One option for changing the closet is to place a Murphy bed inside. With this option, the bed folds up into the closet when it is not needed. You can use it as a guest bed and it is easy to stow away when you need the room for another purpose.
Another option is to use the closet as a desk by removing the doors and having someone build a customized desk in the closet. When designing the desk, you get to choose the height and storage options you want, such as placing drawers into the bottom section or shelves above the desk top.
Redesigning a smaller room takes a creative outlook and usually some customized pieces. For this reason, you should work with a remodeling contractor. With their help, you can either build or purchase the furniture and storage items you need for redesigning your smaller bedroom.Share
26 June 2015