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Maximising storage in a small bedroom

The brief

Hull based business owner Jan Strickland, has owned her one bedroom, first floor apartment since 2010. In December 2015, she decided to redecorate the whole place and with the help of Sharps, she finally transformed her small bedroom into her dream space.
 
The main problem with the bedroom, was the complete lack of space for the amount of storage Jan needed. There was only a chest of drawers either side of the bed, and there was very limited bed-to-wall space at the foot of the bed. So limited, in fact, that it was too narrow for a wardrobe with traditional hinged doors. Jan had another thing on her wish list – the inclusion of a dressing table, where she could keep all her bits and bobs and get ready in style.

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The solution

In order to open up the space and reflect light around the small room, Jan opted for the Manhattan white range. Her designer recommended a modern take on a bed-bridge, to incorporate as much storage space as possible. He also suggested a tall single wardrobe to fill the space on the left side of the bed. Plus, much to Jan’s delight, he cleverly incorporated that much-wanted dressing table on the right side of the bed.

Before

After

How we did it

The wardrobe opposite the bed, features white glass Sliding Doors, as they were the only option that would fit such a narrow space, and they are, as Jan puts it, ‘the perfect space saver’. Behind the sliding doors, there is both single and double hanging space for Jan’s many clothes, plus shelves that she uses for her shoes.

In the single wardrobe, there is double hanging with a shelf and this is where all of Jan’s partner’s stuff gets hidden away! The designer recommended the handles – and that they were installed horizontally across the bed-bridge, so that they look modern and fit in with the style of the room.

The finishing touches

Here’s a list of the finishing touches and suppliers Jan utilised to complete the look:

  • Bed Frame: Harveys
  • Bedding: B&M Bargains
  • Handles: Sharps, Sliding Door Collection
  • Dressing Table Mirror: eBay
  • Fairy Lights: B&M Bargains
  • Dressing Table Stool: eBay
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