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Cheeseburgler Wed 26-Oct-16 16:33:21

My new flat is very small. Bedroom is tiny; it measures about 3x3 metres. I have a double bed in there and now there is no room to put a wardrobe or chest of drawers. Can this even be marketed by estate agents as a double bedroom?
I had to take this flat as I was in a rush to find a place and it is well kept and clean. The only drawback is that it's tiny. I honestly can't understand how they can build a flat which has no storage space at all. Where do they think people can put stuff like a vacuum cleaner, suitcases etc?

The bedroom did look very small unfurnished but I didn't have a good idea until I had a bed put in there. I also have a storage heater that's taking up space and the landlord put some cabinets on the walls so am I right in thinking I'd have to put the wardrobe in the living room... is that too weird? Thanks.

FabulouslyGlamourousFerret Wed 26-Oct-16 16:36:38

I'd hate a living room with a wardrobe in! How about a storage bed? Do you have a coat cupboard you could hang stuff in that desperately needs hanging? Maybe have a look on Pinterest at tiny bedrooms. New builds especially have very little regard for space don't they.

FabulouslyGlamourousFerret Wed 26-Oct-16 16:38:35

Also have a look at the fancy static caravan layouts they have some great space saving ideas!

JoJoSM2 Wed 26-Oct-16 16:39:29

Admittedly, that's a very small room but there are ways around it.

How big is your double bed? A standard U.K. Double is 135cm so if you have no frame that sticks out + a wall mounted headboard, you'd have enough space for a wardrobe, particularly if the bed is in the corner. Sliding doors are better for access. You can also get storage bed bases - you lift the mattress and have tons of space underneath + you can install shelves above the bed.

Cheeseburgler Wed 26-Oct-16 17:27:25

I don't have a cupboard where you hang coats sad

Yes, it's a standard double bed but has a frame with a headboard. I could probably buy those things you put under the feet to gain some space underneath as storage.

I don't like the bed put in a corner as the other person sleeping needs to disturb the other to get in and out of bed. I also have it in front of the storage heater as the way the room is designed with the placement of the window and door there was no other choice.

Mainly I need space to hang stuff. Not everything can be folded.

JoJoSM2 Thu 27-Oct-16 16:15:44

Yeah... If you want to be able to walk around the bed then a proper wardrobe will be trade off. You could get a slim line wardrobe from ikea (or elsewhere -37cm deep) with pull out rails - that would still leave you with 60cm to walk around the bed.

Here are photos of the items I mean.

notagiraffe Thu 27-Oct-16 16:29:12

Use over door hangers for dressing gowns/next days clothes. Like this one

and underbed storage on casters like this?

Lemond1fficult Thu 27-Oct-16 16:34:41

What about a freestanding clothes rail? I love them - you can fit so much more stuff than a normal wardrobe. Argos do a white or black heavy duty one for c.£20. (Wouldn't recommend anything flimsier).

Ikea also have the Algot system, which is vertical rails you screw to the wall, then add shelves/rails/baskets as needed. I'm planning on getting them myself as soon as I sort the motivation!

moomin183 Thu 27-Oct-16 22:57:07

I had a tiny bedroom in my first flat. I used to store clothes and shoes under the bed in plastic crates but the faff of pulling them in and out one by one trying to find a particular item drove me crazy. I ended up selling my bed frame and buying a loft bed. Assuming your ceilings are not too low a loft bed could provide you with enough space underneath for a chest of drawers and possibly a half height wardrobe or clothes rail. It took some getting used to, but I had chest of drawers for stuff to be folded away, a clothes rail to hang things up and enough room left over for a narrow table with mirror above to do hair/make up. I appreciate loft beds are not to everyone's tastes...but they do free up quite a lot of room...wishing you luck in finding what works for you and happiness in your new home!

Yewtown Sun 30-Oct-16 09:27:04

Would a corner wardrobe fit? Corners can sometimes be dead space. I think ikea do one

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