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Space-Saving Bed That Gives You a Walk-in Closet

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This is a space-saving bed design that gives you a walk-in closet underneath!

It’s created by an Italian furniture designer named Dielle and it’s great for small spaces like apartments, tiny homes, and micro cabins.

Believe it or not, the bed lifts to unveil an entire 43 sq. ft. walk-in closet! Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Space-Saving Bed That Gives You a Walk-in Closet

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  • Nancy
    November 10, 2015, 10:11 am

    Wow, what a fabulous idea. And I really like how she changes the sheets for a change of color scheme, cool.

  • Deadrock
    November 10, 2015, 10:22 am

    It’s a great idea, though for a starting price of about $4,100 I think I might try a DIY solution first. If I had to make my own, I suppose I’d have to forego the gas pump lifter (can just imagine my sleeping cat being flung through the air like a boulder in a trebuchet, giving a whole new meaning to “CATapult”) and just build the bed up high enough to allow headroom in the closet below, if the ceiling heights in the room allow for it. I don’t mind sleeping at an altitude. It’s a little bit too small of a clothes and shoe storage space for me, but I’m sure it’s just perfect for a lot of people, especially smart tiny housers who have offloaded more stuff than I’ve been able to so far. This inspires me to look at more clever furniture/storage combos to see what else is out there.

    • Sharee
      November 10, 2015, 11:41 pm

      leave the door under the bed open once and the closet belongs to the cat.

      • Deadrock
        November 11, 2015, 1:13 am

        I have a very high pedestal bed with tons of drawer storage in it. The “alleyway” that runs down the center of the bed between the drawers can be accessed from behind the headboard. This is already my cat’s domain, the go-to place when scary people (i.e., everyone but me) come over, or when she whiffs betrayal on my part and wants to avoid a trip to the vet. There’s no getting her out once she’s barricaded herself there.

    • AmyCat =^.^=
      November 11, 2015, 6:01 am

      Could probably rig a pulley system that’d be a LOT cheaper than the hydraulic lifts. I might also raise the bed a bit higher and put a rolling clothes-rack in the middle of the space, so I could pull it out rather than duck in under the bed. I’d then have deep dresser drawers (half the length of the bed) on either side of it, which would open at the foot of the bed, and use the space under the head of the bed (accessible from the other end, from the other side of the bedroom wall) for things like pantry storage and/or appliances (‘fridge or washer), or maybe even the water tank… I also like the stairs with storage drawers on either side of the bed.

  • Sally
    November 10, 2015, 10:28 am

    Fabulous idea. This would also work for craft and hobby storage.

    • Deadrock
      November 10, 2015, 10:32 am

      That’s a good idea. If it’s not big enough for your clothes and shoes, it would be great for so many other things. Maybe a home for your pets, if you have big dogs and want them near you at night but not right on the bed, or store bed linens, or have a small library if you don’t have enough wall space elsewhere. Heck, if you live in a studio apt. it could even be your pantry.

  • Sondra
    November 10, 2015, 12:16 pm

    Just love this bed, I’ve neve4r seen it this way, just the storage type. Being 5’11 I like my bed tall off the ground and this gives you so many options. Having a handiman for a husband helps too !

    Also having a sleep number bed too (they weigh 25 lbs) so it’s not too heavy for the hydraulic shocks to lift it. You can find them (shocks) on Ebay & Craigslist and easy to install ! This bed has my name written all over it, this will be the perfect winter project !

    Thanks for posting Alex !

  • Heidi
    November 10, 2015, 1:37 pm

    How engenius

  • Nancy M.
    November 10, 2015, 1:42 pm

    Like the fact there are two sets of steps up — don’t have to crawl over a partner to get out of bed! My biggest hesitation would be if the sleep schedules were not the same — can’t lift the bed to get clothes out if the partner is still sleeping! But if planned in advance, this would work, even then!

  • Kim Pratt
    November 10, 2015, 2:28 pm

    I have seen queen size beds that have a hinge so you can lift them up to store things underneath in many travel trailers, they were as high about the size of a regular bed and had drawers or a door to access the storage area too. It is a handy way to store thing, But I never seen one with a closet like this one that was higher and even had steps to get into bed. Great storage idea.

  • Nancy L
    November 10, 2015, 3:06 pm

    This is an amazing storage solution for tiny and small spaces. This could be done with any size bed too.
    I love it and can see it having its place in my future house.

  • Jane
    November 10, 2015, 5:29 pm

    A great idea I might copy 🙂
    Even more storage space could be added if instead of just an opening door at the end, that door was attached to a pull out trolley on wheels.

  • two crows
    November 10, 2015, 5:29 pm

    Brilliant! I’ve built 2 lofted beds in the past but the problem was the fact that the room ceilings were so low that, in order to be able to sit up in bed, the closets underneath both had to become crawl-spaces. Never thought of cantilevering the bed, itself. What a great solution!

    Fwiw, MY solution was to add a knee-chair underneath so I could roll around under there without having to duck-walk or breaking my back. That did work tolerably well – – but this is better, by far.

  • Theo
    November 10, 2015, 5:57 pm

    Innovative. At last, a designer not stuck on loft beds. I’d make changes, of course, but great inspiration. $4100? With that much money I could go a LOT further than just that bed, even with new materials.

  • Trish
    November 10, 2015, 7:05 pm

    Live it to the Europeans to come up with such a creative design. You would need a lot of headroom for this. It’s perfect for a loft and a great DIY project.

    • Christina
      November 11, 2015, 6:16 pm

      Or put Murphy bed in middle and put bed up in day timehave library or closet

  • Trish
    November 10, 2015, 7:07 pm

    Whoops! That was supposed to say: “Leave it to the Europeans.”

  • Michael
    November 29, 2015, 5:53 pm

    Beside the price tag its a great idea

  • Chel
    November 30, 2015, 9:56 am

    This is a great idea. I saw an English tv show recently where a guy built a houseboat using a container. To keep storage reachable and maximise the space available he raised the floor level and used lift up doors. The bed has its own room at one end. Many continental beds have two single mattresses to suit each occupant. This idea was taken one stage further by having a bed that splits down the middle and rolls to each side. The gap shows steps at the foot of the bed leading down to the closet. Different sleep schedules would need planning though.
    He also managed to semi submerge the washing machine between the kitchen and bathroom. Here’s a link to the show that lasts for nearly an hour:

  • Diana
    February 13, 2017, 12:41 pm

    So here is an idea folks! Check with an rv place to see about getting one of those lift beds from a wrecked rv and just adjust it to your build. You will really only need the shock system, think about it!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 14, 2017, 7:49 am

      Very true, Diana 🙂

  • February 13, 2017, 3:11 pm

    I have always maintained that the bulk of the bed is a real problem for the space but in this way the problem is solved. Finally a multiple termination function.

    • KS
      February 13, 2017, 10:51 pm

      Gabriella, I love reading your comments. You have a beautiful way of expressing yourself on this site! If Cahow was still around, I’m guessing you two would have an interesting conversation. Thank you for your input! (I accidentally hit report instead of reply.) :/

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 14, 2017, 7:20 am

      Yes! This is brilliant. Even ‘normal’ homes could use them.

  • Susanne
    February 14, 2017, 8:14 am

    So simple but highly effective!!! ?

    February 14, 2017, 10:04 am

    WOW! Love the idea of the storage under the bed. Now here is something that I would build in my own TH. Three thumbs up!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 15, 2017, 7:06 am

      I wish I had one in my apartment!

    February 14, 2017, 8:26 pm

    Not a bad idea…!

  • February 21, 2017, 5:25 pm

    way cool and clever idea….namaste’, rachel

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