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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aurooj10 months ago

congraz!! great functional idea

antoniraj (author)  aurooj10 months ago
thank you...
tol196510 months ago

This is a great idea.

antoniraj (author)  tol196510 months ago
thank you
Gueritala1010 months ago

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

antoniraj (author)  Gueritala1010 months ago

thank you very much...

hosseinkh11 months ago

that's Good .

Ilike It . Iwont to make It

tnx my bro

antoniraj (author)  hosseinkh11 months ago
thank you very much....
bajablue11 months ago

Yay, antoniraj!

antoniraj (author)  bajablue11 months ago
thank you...
sunshiine11 months ago

Congrats antoniraj! Awesome project!


antoniraj (author)  sunshiine11 months ago
thank you sunshine...
HRISH11 months ago

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

antoniraj (author)  HRISH11 months ago
thank you...
faiza00711 months ago

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

antoniraj (author)  faiza00711 months ago
thank you faiza...

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

antoniraj (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya11 months 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.
shazni11 months ago

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

antoniraj (author)  shazni11 months 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 ;)
patsheldon11 months ago

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

antoniraj (author)  patsheldon11 months ago
thank you...
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antoniraj (author)  deleted_account11 months ago
thank you...

Nice projects you made in a short time and 3 of them are featured.. excellent for a new member
sunshiine11 months ago

what a nice job. I like your design.


antoniraj (author)  sunshiine11 months ago
thank you sunshine...
My pleasure.
BayRatt11 months ago

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

antoniraj (author)  BayRatt11 months ago
thank you...

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

antoniraj (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya11 months ago
thank you...
IdahoDavid11 months ago

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

antoniraj (author)  IdahoDavid11 months ago
thank you...
bxiang11 months ago

nice work! great for adults too!

antoniraj (author)  bxiang11 months ago
thank you...

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

antoniraj (author)  rosemary gillespie11 months ago
thank you very much...
vincent752011 months ago

I'm sure the kids love it.

Now if you ad a seat on one of the box, and a wheel on one of the unfolded top and draw a odometer and a few I don't know what that looks like coming from a motorized vehicle you'll make a perfect car (or motorcycle now that I think of it) for the kids. They will travel in places where no adult could ever go !… You can also ad another bench in the next box so that one child takes a passenger with him / her …

Great job !

Thanks for posting !

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