Wallbeds are a great way to transform a simple extra room into a multi-purpose room; a place where guests can be comfortable, but where the homeowner can work or play on a day-to-day basis. Oftentimes, this is an extra bedroom that the client wants to use as a home office or an entertainment room, but because traditional beds consume most of the space, do not have room for other amenities. Other times, a home does not have a spare bedroom and thus a den or study has to perform double duty.
This was the case in the home of Randall and Ann K. of Colorado Springs. The previous owners had created a gentleman’s den, complete with a wooden mantel and plaid carpeting, but Randall and Ann decided that they would be better served with a combination guest room and media room.
“Our main purpose was to have a bedroom on the main level of our house so our mothers would not have to climb the stairs when visiting,” said Randal,” and the built-in cabinets also serve as attractive closet space for guests to hang clothes.”
The Closet Factory designer met with the couple to discuss how he envisioned the room as well as the requirements for his mothers’ comforts. Together, they decided on a Sico queen bed, which offers extra support over other models. Features included an extended leg, which places the wallbed at the same height as a standard bed, a slanted headboard for back support, and lights with an easily accessible on/off switch above the bed.
Aesthetically, Randal and Ann wanted to bring together finishes that were found throughout the house. In order to blend the teak finish of their other furniture and the dark brown color of their cabinets, the designer used a stained alder for the main structures and edged it with the same alder stained espresso. To add visual interest, the designer used a textured melamine for the wallbed face, doors, and drawers faces. Randal described the result as “contemporary but cozy” and explained, ” The layout is perfect for the room and makes for the nicest bedroom in the house. Converting the den to a bedroom now takes a minute. We enjoy using the room for watching movies and games when the bed is not in use. While the previous owner’s had a stylish den, we think having the dual use for the room is an advantage to us and likely any subsequent owner.”
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