My daughter completed her Engineering Degree last year and shifted all her belongings from the hostel to home. Her room was filled with books, cloths, suit cases and all other stuff, mostly spread on the floor. Existing steel almirah and a built-in cupboard could not hold all her things. The steel cot in the room was also taking up more space. Dumping things below the cot gave a very shabby look.
While searching for a suitable solution for this problem, I came across an idea to make a wooden platform to store all those things in an organized manner, which can also be used as a bed.
The end result is what you see here in these pictures...
Step 1: How the Room Looked Earlier
The steel cot has taken most of the space in the room... the books and stuff were lying on the floor for want of storage space.
Please read through to see how we turned this mess into a nice looking room with lots of storage
Step 2: Make a Plan
The plan is to have four large storage bins adjacent to the walls with top-opening swing doors (like the car bonnet), and three cupboard like storage in front with outward opening doors. Items which are not in frequent use can go in that large storage bins. Other frequently used items can be stored in front for easy access.
I have also made a small paper-board model before proceeding with the actual work and also to assess the material requirement.