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When children grow up, the space needed by them also grows up... Specifically more storage space...

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...
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Step 1: How the Room Looked Earlier

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These are the pictures of 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

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Considering the existing room size, and most importantly shifting the finished wood work into the room through the existing door,  we planned to have a 6 feet by 6 feet platform with a total height of 15 inches. This will give us about 20 cubic feet of inner storage space, even after giving due credit to the partitions, side boards and unusable nooks & corners.

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.
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muneefmufee1 month ago
well done sir
antoniraj (author)  muneefmufee1 month ago
thank you...
elisebbbb6 months ago
How much does this cost?
antoniraj (author)  elisebbbb6 months ago

total cost of this is 20000 Indian Rupees, that is about 325 US Dollars

aurooj1 year ago

congraz!! great functional idea

antoniraj (author)  aurooj1 year ago
thank you...
tol19651 year ago

This is a great idea.

antoniraj (author)  tol19651 year ago
thank you

This is really a great project! Congratulations - I am so glad you won!

antoniraj (author)  Gueritala101 year ago

thank you very much...

hosseinkh1 year ago

that's Good .

Ilike It . Iwont to make It

tnx my bro

antoniraj (author)  hosseinkh1 year ago
thank you very much....
bajablue1 year ago

Yay, antoniraj!

antoniraj (author)  bajablue1 year ago
thank you...
sunshiine1 year ago

Congrats antoniraj! Awesome project!


antoniraj (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
thank you sunshine...
HRISH1 year ago

Congratulations! awesome project.I am going through the winners only now.

antoniraj (author)  HRISH1 year ago
thank you...
faiza0071 year ago

a huge congratulations sir..! :D
i knew this project would win the grand prize.

antoniraj (author)  faiza0071 year ago
thank you faiza...

Wow... Sir ..Grand Prize... Congratulations !!!!!!

antoniraj (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago
thank you Tarun... most of the finalist entries are great designs and I will try my hand on some of them at home
Agree :-) but you rocked.
shazni1 year ago

Congratulations on Grand Prize! so who is going to grab the Kindle?? you ? wife or kids? ;-D

antoniraj (author)  shazni1 year ago
thank you Shazni.... who will grab that is a big question as everybody want to have it.. will have to organize a small contest I think
Thats a great Idea ;)
patsheldon1 year ago

I'll have to go back to this project when I have kids! lol. Thanks it looks very useful!

antoniraj (author)  patsheldon1 year ago
thank you...
sunshiine1 year ago

what a nice job. I like your design.


antoniraj (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
thank you sunshine...
My pleasure.
BayRatt1 year ago

I love it! Very well done! I don't know anybody that can't use more storage space!

antoniraj (author)  BayRatt1 year ago
thank you...

That's truly a useful design , I liked it :)

antoniraj (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago
thank you...
IdahoDavid1 year ago

An elegant solution. A version of this would also convert a van or pickup to a handy camper.

antoniraj (author)  IdahoDavid1 year ago
thank you...
bxiang1 year ago

nice work! great for adults too!

antoniraj (author)  bxiang1 year ago
thank you...

Very, very nice! The difference is amazing. Thank you for taking to time to post the idea.

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