Space Solution: A Tale of 3 Solutions for 1 Room

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A Tale of 3 Space Solutions for 1 Room

Wind Crest Senior Living Community, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, is a vibrant senior living community where folks go after they downsize and move to escape house maintenance and, most importantly, to be near grandkids. The actual units are well designed but small, especially when people are used to much larger living spaces. Here are examples of three different layouts for similar rooms to fit different space needs.

Greg and Mary Lynn moved from Chicago to be near their daughter and her family. They loved their new place, but needed to find a good office/ guest room solution for their second bedroom. Their office needs had diminished since they retired, but they still needed a desk and storage. The room dimensions that they had to work with was 10’ x 12′. They chose a studio desk that attaches to a queen Murphy bed that can be pulled down for sleep without disturbing the desk items. The material shown here is a Siberian textured laminate >

Murphy Bed with Studio Desk, Closet Cabinet, Drawers
Bedroom with Twin Beds desk side Open Cabinet open

When our second couple downsized, Colleen was adamant that she get a craft table, while Jerry still needed a regular desk to work at. The queen Murphy bed was placed on the other wall. Here an office in knotty alder wood is shown with the craft table:

The third unit owners, Tim and Beth, loved the fact that they had gone from 4500 down to 1400 square feet; however, both needed their own mini offices in order to continue their consulting work. They worked with Smart Spaces to design a dual desk office, shown here in a black wood laminate:

 
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Whether it’s an office, craft or yoga room, Smart Spaces can design custom cabinetry for your second bedroom to give you maximum usage for that limited space.

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Space Challenge:  Making Room for Friends

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Mike Sanderson Has a Problem that Most People Would Love to Have–He's Too Popular!

Mike Sanderson has a problem that most people would love to have–he’s too popular!

Space Challenge: How to fit out-of-town company into an 850-square-foot condo in Brooks Towers.

Space Solution: Fortunately for Mike this is a two-bedroom unit, so we designed a queen murphy bed with a side drop table cabinet for the guest room. This way Mike could also use it as an office. We put in plenty of shelving and drawers so that his gear would have an orderly place to be stowed. He liked the guest room so much that he ordered a queen Murphy Bed for his own bedroom with a wall-length closet and more storage on the sides. The room doesn’t look crowded somehow given the 900 cubic feet that the murphy bed frees up when the bed is closed.

Mike now realized that his condo wouldn’t be complete without a wall-to-wall entertainment unit in the living room and an entry way unit to store coats and “stuff”. Due to the size of the condo, Mike chose a unified look with a modern grigio pine textured laminate with a white laminate frame for all the furniture pieces.

Why do these condo photos look so empty? Mike tired of city life and has chosen to move to the mountains. See how Smart Spaces helps him in his next adventure in life.

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Space Challenge: How to Make Space for Your Boomerang Kids

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Space Challenge: Post-Downsizing Dilemma

How to Make Space for Your Boomerang Kids

Dave and Julie had sold their home and bought their two-bedroom loft condo downtown next to Coors Field-great location, as they are both Rockies’ fans. Their kids were all settled into their millennial lives—or so they thought. Young son, Jason, realizing that living on his own was more expensive than he had thought, asked if he could move back home.

Space Challenge: Where to house Jason for an extended period of time, where he could still have his own space, and his parents could still have their own space?

Jason’s parents second bedroom was already set up as a home office, and so they looked to their loft space, where Jason was currently camped out on an air mattress. In addition to a bed that his parents didn’t want taking up a lot of space, they decided that they also wanted to add some type of custom cabinets for extra storage in the loft space.

Space Solution: Dave and Julie bought a side queen size Murphy Sofa Bed which gave Jason both a place to sleep as well as to watch tv on his own. They chose a chocolate wood laminate for the bed, a platinum fabric for the sofa, and a closet cabinet for Jason’s clothes.

So, by working with Smart Spaces, Jason’s parents were able to customize their loft to make for a comfortable place for their “boomerang” son—although they don’t want it to be TOO comfortable.

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Making the Most of Your Space – in a Bungalow

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Making the Most of Your Living Space in a Bungalow

CHALLENGE: Jen and Phil need a bed in the basement for the out-of-town soon-to-be grandparents who are coming in just a few weeks. Not only are the ceilings low, but the basement stairs have such a sharp turn that Jen and Phil can’t get a normal queen mattress down the steps.

SOLUTION: Smart Spaces designed a simple queen Murphy side bed in smooth laminate, or white melamine, for the Allens. Having Denver suppliers and on-site manufacturing helped Smart Spaces meet the Allen’s tight time frame. By assembling the bed in the actual basement, and by using a memory foam mattress which came tightly rolled up, Smart Spaces was able to provide the Allens with a bed in the nick of time.

PROBLEM SOLVED: The Allens are now the proud parents of a baby girl, with lots of help from the even prouder grandparents.

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Making the Most of Your Space – Garage Apartment

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Making the Most of Your Space –
Custom Fit a Murphy Bed into a Garage Apartment

 

Garage Apartment Small Living Space Challenges

CHALLENGE: How to live comfortably in that tiny space!

SOLUTION: Smart Spaces created a custom Murphy Sofa Bed that Mary uses as her daily bed at night as well as a living room during the day. She chose a maple wood laminate for the cabinetry with stunning Champagne Leaf Chemetal Wall Bed Panels that serve as a focal point for her living room. In addition to base cabinets on each side, Smart Spaces also placed cabinets on top of the bed-more storage space! Smart Spaces designed closets to fit under the sloping eaves, plus kitchen cabinetry. One of the kitchen cabinets included a drop table that Susan could use as her “go-to” table; when she needed more room, the table could then be folded back into place. The cabinet also included plenty of shelves to double as storage for plates and other kitchen items.

PROBLEM SOLVED: Mary has both her individual space and her family nearby.

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