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Take space for a cupboard for small bedroom?

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Twoshoesnewshoes · 26/02/2024 13:09

We have a small fourth bedroom. We need to keep a small double bed in there , and this leaves very little floor space as there is a box thing over the stairs which also intrudes.

the adjacent room is an ok size, so the DC in the small room has a wardrobe in his brothers room.
Wondering about taking space from the bigger room to allow a large cupboard in the little room.

floor plan attached.

the new layout would make a very short corridor bit into the bigger room, and leaves room for a double bed length wise.

is it a good idea? Any issues or problems anyone can think of?

Take space for a cupboard for small bedroom?
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SpringOfContentment · 26/02/2024 13:22

We had rooms that had built in wardrobes in one long line, but half opened into one room, and half into the other. Does that make sense?
So, if you put a wardrobe all the way down the shared wall, but half for each room, would that work for both rooms?
I also think a wardrobe wouldn't be as deep as the block youve draw in - wardrobe aren't as deep as doors.

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sleepyscientist · 26/02/2024 13:38

Can you not go for the IKEA day bed that is a single with storage underneath and a double when pulled out? You could also go for a double loft bed with wardrobe underneath.

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Twoshoesnewshoes · 26/02/2024 13:46

@SpringOfContentment the bed in the bigger room is along the party wall so it would just be one back to back I think.
@sleepyscientist thank you, but the floor space is needed at the same time as the double bed

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parietal · 26/02/2024 21:31

to minimise the building work, you might be able to knock a door opening into the wall at the yellow block you've drawn. but don't bother to build a whole new wall in bed3 and carve it up as an odd space. Just buy a wardrobe and put it in bed 3 with the opening facing your new doorway so that the boy in bed4 can reach in and get things. boy in bed3 will now have a view of the back of a wardrobe but that shouldn't matter too much - it could be painted or covered in posters.

this would be cheaper than building new walls and much easier to put back if your needs change or you sell one day.

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