Closet vs. walking space

In the one bedroom house that is my current project there was a dilemma.

  • If the closet were left as it was, where would the bed fit?
  • If the closet were removed to make more space for the bed, where would the clothes go?
  • With only about 15″ clear between the bed and the radiator, who would be the one stubbing their toes?
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The obvious spot for the bed didn’t leave much space for nightstands or a dresser without bumping into things.
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My initial idea was to use the header to hang doors on the popular sliding barn door rails, keeping 2 doors stationary that the headboard would use as a wall.  Still no room for night stands or a dresser.
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One idea was using the attic as a closet. The “hall” on the left will access a future bedroom when the wall is extended up with a higher roof. Now, having less than 4 foot of headroom, it would be a literal pain in the neck to crouch down to get dressed everyday.

Guess who came up with the best idea?

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My mom came up with this closet solution^. Brilliant! Quick reframing by the carpentry crew will give the kids a 4×8 closet at the top of the stairs to the attic.

THANKS MOM!

 

There is lots more to see. Did I already say it’s getting exciting?

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