How to make space in a small bedroom

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  1. dads2vette

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    As some might know I travel from my very peaceful homestead to Buffalo, NY every few months or so to help my brother fix, rehab, turn apartments in the buildings he owns. It's good to work with him now as we never had the chance when we were younger.

    One of the apartments has a bedroom that must have been too small for one of the previous owner's tenants.

    What a novel idea to gain more floor space(sorry for the poor picture quality):

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    dave
     
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    Now that's what I call built-ins!
     
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    Now that is pretty cool!
     
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    Well, that's one way to get the room you need...
     
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    You know when I first saw it I was like "what the heck, we're going to have to fix that" but, the more we looked, they actually did a nice job. Framed it properly, built a shelf in the closet over it. The finishing work wasn't great but they were dealing with lathe and plaster so they get a pass as far as I'm concerned.

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    First glance and I'm thinking, those shallow drawers are not going to hold very much.
    Pretty creative though.
     
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    It ain't a bad idea. At least they didn't destroy too much. joe
     
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    I have a totally other view on this,if you make a opening in the wall,put doors on the wall and use the space behind it as a build in closet.
    The legs will be always in the way if you clean the floor.
    Nice project,but not very practical imo.
     
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    Completely agree, especially as the one who got to clean the floor. Even a full set of drawers would have been much better. It also makes a nice shelf on the top of the drawers...i guess but if you did all that work you could have added a shelf.

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    That is kind of cool, in a way. :) Novelty sort of. It's pretty inventive for someone who doesn't have the tools or experience to build cabinets. It reminds me of when someone would do a taxidermy mount of the rear end of a deer, because that is all they saw when hunting. :)
     
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    In one of the houses I owned way back in the 90's we had a very small bathroom with just a shower in it. As this was going to be the kid's bathroom my wife wanted a proper bath in it. The trouble was the room was literally 6'x6'. So I had words with a builder/plumber that I was friendly with and we ended up knocking through the wall into the adjoining bedroom, creating a gap just large enough to push the tap end of the bath through. This "lost" about half the length of the bath from the bathroom and, once framed in properly took about a 3' square out of the corner of the bedroom. Once tiled on the bathroom side, it created an almost shower cubicle at one end of the bath. Had to put an extractor vent in the top of the cubicle bit to help remove steam, but it all worked very well and was still going strong at the time we moved house (again!).

    With a bit of lateral, outside the box thinking it is amazing what CAN be done to get around a problem. The above picture was obviously one of "Those Moments" and I gotta say it looks pretty neat to me too.

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