A Wall Bed Makes a Small Room do Double Duty
August 4, 2015 | 4:07 pm CDT

Photo By Valet Custom Cabinets and Closets

To make the most of a tiny room, Designer Shari Krandel, Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets, Campbell, CA, created a special multi-functional room.

“The client was looking for a lot of function from a very small space (9 feet by 9 feet),” Krandel says. “The room includes a hefty list of features including a bed, a work space, two wardrobes, a bookcase, a seating area, file drawers and storage. You couldn’t stack all the free-standing furniture pieces in this room to achieve the same functionality.”

Photo: Valet Custom Cabinets and Closets

According to Krandel, the room is used as a living space for the client’s daughter when she visits. The room has a wall bed and two wardrobes for her clothing. The wardrobe to the left of the bed has a nightstand drawer, which is dual purpose (nightstand and storage) and two additional drawers for clothing, plus hanging clothes above. The wall bed bench provides seating space for hang-out time, with drawers below for her toys.

When the bed is down the seat cushions fit behind the bed, creating a backrest. When the client’s daughter isn’t there, the space is used as an office with a drop-front computer desk, storage including paper management slots and locked files for extra privacy when guests visit. Additionally, Krandel says that the client wanted an open area for decorative displays and book storage on the corner shelves.

Designer: Shari Krandel, Valet Custom Cabinets and Closets

Designed with Cabinet Vision software, the cabinetry is made of white melamine with white thermofoil drawers and doors. Additional features include contemporary bar pulls in satin nickel finish by Hafele and wall bed LED puck lights.

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Michaelle Bradford | Editor

Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Woodworking Network editor. She has more than 20 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing, and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.