Buying a loft bed is a simple solution for getting more space in a small room. Building a loft bed, complete with hardwired lighting, speakers and custom storage? That's a bit trickier and the focus of today's awesome workspace.
Lifehacker Joel Vardy has a room with a small footprint but high ceilings, so he decided to build up make room for a spacious workspace and still have a bed to sleep in. He writes about his project:
I'm Joel Vardy, 17 year old student, I hate working on small desks which allow two or three pieces of paper to be shown at a time, with my new desk I can work freely.
I use a lot of desk space with two 22" monitors, a laptop and organise all my papers when working on a project.
When a building needs a lot of space they build vertically, my room has a high ceiling, so that's what I did, I designed a desk which was under my bed.
Since I now had a surface above my desk I thought I would build some down lights and speakers into the base of my bed.
I hate wires showing, so there are holes in three corners of the desk and a fourth in the centre where the wires from my monitors and other peripherals will go.
I wanted a clean colour for my room, so the walls are white, the woodwork is just off white and the carpet is cream. I do however have a focal wall in green which looks great. I have a stack of relentless cans which add a little colour to my desk.
On the focal wall I have my TV hooked upto my PS3. Because this is behind me I haven't got into the habit of 'working' and watching TV at the same time, which is great because that never works.
All I want now is a beanbag =)
The Luxury Loft Desk [Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool]