I remember doing my first space planning project in college. I don’t think the instructor liked me very much…I don’t think I liked her either.
We had to plan an efficiency apartment that included a small kitchen, a dining area, a living area and of course, a sleeping area. All in one tiny room.
Flash to current times and the advent of micro-apartments and tiny houses. They’re all over the place.
I designed my space using a Murphy Bed. That’s where the bed folds up into a cabinet on the wall. When you’re not sleeping, pop the bed into the cabinet and you have additional floor space. Genius.
My instructor liked my idea, sort of. I think she really wanted to shoot me down. But I made use of the extra space by having a chair and storage ottoman to make use of the square footage when the bed was stowed.
She grudgingly gave me a B.
- Suspended Bed saves Space. What happens when your pillow falls off the platform? I love that this bed is under an enormous sky light.
- Retractable bed moves easily with groovy counterbalance.