Well-designed bespoke box room fitted furniture provides valuable storage and helps to keep small spaces tidy.
One of our recent projects is an excellent example of how to create maximum storage in a limited area. We were commissioned to design and build a wardrobe to fit above a stairhead in a box room bedroom.
The customer wanted an attractive, modern look, which was achieved through minimalist design and the use of contemporary oiled oak.
As this was going to be a child’s bedroom the internal structure was made flexible so that shelving could be moved and a hanging rail added to adapt to the child’s age. We used a solid oak frame and solid oak drawer bottoms for strength so that it would withstand plenty of heavy use.
Push to open drawers are smooth and easy to open and added a luxurious yet practical touch. A bifold door was created which pulls neatly back against the wall for easy access in a tight space.
There are lots of features that can be incorporated into bespoke storage and fitted bedroom furniture. Here are some things to consider:
• Built-in storage and floating shelves can keep a small space sleek and clutter free;
• Children tend to have a lot of stuff so design different sized drawers and cupboards to make tidying up easy;
• Think about flexibility so that the storage can adapt to changing needs;
• Pull out clothes rails can make the most of deep corners without taking up the full width of a wardrobe;
• Look at alcoves, stairheads and under eaves spaces as opportunities to create clever fitted storage rather than obstacles;
• Some people are reluctant to invest in fitted furniture because they can’t take it with them when they move but a well-designed fitted bedroom will add value to a property;
• Start by thinking about how you use want to use the space and let the design develop from there. Functionality should always be at the heart of fitted bedroom design.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″]
Later addition of an oak cabin bed
In the same tiny room we also designed, made and fitted a bespoke cabin bed in oak and quality birch ply. The bed was built onto three deep soft-close drawers to further maximise storage. The shelving units provide space for a TV and books with a bed side shelf to place a lamp.
The bed is built over an existing radiator. We have installed ventilation grills to ensure continued convection flow of heat to the room. There are concealed wiring ducts for access to existing sockets. The radiator grill itself can be easily dismantled to give acces to the radiator for servicing. The entire radiator could even be replaced in the future without the need to dismantle the cabinbed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]