Double Wall Beds for a University Bachelor Pad
When you've got two sons attending university halfway across the world and you want to set them up in an efficient but well designed apartment - what do you do?
Call California Closets, of course!
Design an apartment for her two sons that included work stations, sleeping space, folding storage areas and display space. Plus, the perfect spot for the all important TV, so both guys - and their friends - could view it easily.
Devra's final design incorporated all of the functionality requirements with a sleek, handsome look:
Devra knew that wall beds were going to be a big part of the solution. The boys would be living in a small, 400 square foot apartment in downtown Toronto. Wall beds would allow them to use the space for studying and hanging out with friends during waking hours. When it was time to sleep, the simple pull-down mechanism would be a breeze.
A nifty feature: Puck lights were installed above the head of the beds. When the wall beds open up, the overhead lights turn on, and when the beds close, the lights turn off.
As for storage space, the tiny abode included just one reach-in closet in the entryway. Devra optimized the small closet by adding double hanging rods for shirts and shelves for shoes and gloves.
The wall unit in the main room included shelving, drawers and cabinets to accommodate more belongings, without cluttering the space at all.
Despite what some college students may believe, you're actually supposed to study while you're away at school.
Devra made sure to include two desk units for the brothers, one located under the TV on the left and one to the right of the beds. Notice the roll-away drawer unit for the work station on the right - it can be easily moved to the side to create an L-shaped work area.
The design conveys a sophisticated but comfortable look with the Chocolate Peartree finish, brushed nickle hardware, and Ice White glass inserts. Glass shelving backed with a mirror and lighting in every cabinet creates a little drama.
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Ginny Snook Scott
Ginny Snook Scott is the Chief Design Officer at California Closets. She has over 25 years experience with California Closets and has helped over 1,000 clients create custom closets and organize their home. Connect with Ginny on Google+.