Updated: Oct 17, 2022
The Lake Highlands and Lochwood neighborhoods in Dallas, TX are extremely desirable in the current real estate market which has produced a number of design projects with the goal of maximizing space. This project focused on a small back room that was so odd in size that it served as a junk room.
The room dimensions are 8ft x 14ft. With only 112 square feet, even your standard full size bed would feel tight in the space. The way we decided to maximize the small space was add a twin sized Murphy bed with a built-in nightstand and closet. The closet in particular was strategic because now this room is considered a 4th bedroom to the house if the homeowners ever want to sell.
Since the room is small, I wanted it to pop from the other bedrooms by adding a saturated color on every wall. If the Murphy bed was the only saturated painted surface, it would make the room feel even longer because the eye would be drawn to the far side of the room.
The picture below was our starting place..
A Murphy bed was the perfect solution because a proper bed frame would have used the majority of the space, forcing the sole purpose of the room to revolve around sleeping. In the post-pandemic days of working from home, a wall bed creates the versatility that so many of us need with limited square footage. Below are more images from this transformation.
Do you have any rooms that need creative solutions? Hope this post helps you think outside the box for function and versatility!