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Compact but luxury kids bedroom design - prefab concept
What is it?
I wanted to note down an idea of a box (sparked by mezzanines in bedrooms) which combined all the major elements of a luxury bedroom. This pre-fab concept is not in production, not patented and can be copied at will by your carpenter/builder. The whole does not quite fit into a box, as I needed the tv area to be viewed *from* the box. I thus edited the tv area to also include a desk. In the 'pre-fab' concept the desk would be shipped with the rest of the box parts.
What do we need in a bedroom?
- A bed
- Storage for clothes and possessions
What do we want in a bedroom?
- An en-suite
- Relaxing area for watching tv
- A spare bed for putting up guests
- A desk
- More storage!
The EynBox is a pre-fab concept which has Everything You Need for a unique bedroom. It is ideal for kids as it has the fun-factor, caters for sleepovers and kids can have their own tv shows on in the bedroom (leaving the adults the main living space).
The Floor Plan
The back of the box is flat to push against a wall.
On the left of the box is the stairway/ladder to get to the bed, and the entrance to the en-suite. In the ensuite is a corner shower and space for shelves next to the sink.
On the front of the box is one long wardrobe/drawers and storage area. There is a slideout section which makes use of the space that could have been wasted in the bathroom.
On the right of the box is the sofa-bed and some more storage cubbys.
You can easily make the space behind the stairs available by mounting the stairs onto a pivot pole between the EynBox and the wall. Weight with pulleys to make it easy to lift.
Alternatively replace the full stairs with a simple ladder, or stepping-stone storage cubbys.
Wasted Space Saved
The centre of the cube was in danger of being wasted. I've changed it so that the bottom half of the centre void is taken up by a slide out storage unit, and the top half is divided into extra space in the bathroom, and extra space behind the couch. Add shelves here or leave as a cubby space.
The back half of the slideout storage unit is perfect for storing guest bedding! Alternatively, change the shelves in the wardrobe area for easier access OR reduce the length by adding further storage in the bathroom.
Fold Up Desk
If you want a desk as well as a tv there is this option. Build a sturdy wall unit to contain all your desk needs, then attach the flat desk surface to a pulley system that can be stowed away. The pulleys help to support the weight of the desk when it is down.
To turn the desk into a tv you could attach a flat screen tv to the underside of the desk. Hide the wires neatly at the bottom of the wall unit and try not to bang your knees into the screen!
Alternatively, wire up a projector unit which is placed in the cubby above the sofa bed. The bottom of the desk serves as a projector screen.
If you're ultra picky and want a huge screen then try a pull-down projector screen mounted on the ceiling!
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