Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann
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Asked on Apr 25, 2019

What can i make or use to make this space useful in my master bedroom?

Robyn GarnerMichelle Meredith-JenningsCJ


This is a one bdrm apt. The walls and flooring are all concrete, in the bedroom right beside the bed there is a concrete block about 3 ft wide and 2 feet out from the wall, what are some good ideas or suggestions to make this space useful, see drawing in pic

q what can i make or use to make this space useful in my master bedroom
6 answers
  • Dee
    on Apr 25, 2019

    is the jut out of concrete at the foot or the head of the bed? If it's at the head of the bed use screens or a tall headboard and use the screened area for extra storage. If on tight budget you could hang curtain from the ceiling.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Apr 25, 2019

    The full drawing didn't come thru for me. Can bed go on wall across from jut out, so you have room for night stands? Put dresser where bed is?

  • Gk
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Can you put a nice piece of wood on the top and use it for decorative items? Not quite sure of your drawing and how it really looks in person. Can you share a picture? You might get more creative ideas.

  • CJ
    on Apr 26, 2019

    Could you put a shelf unit or a small chest of drawers on top of the bump out?

    I agree, this is difficult to imagine, a photo may help the more creative folks come up with some great ideas.

  • Michelle Meredith-Jennings
    on Apr 26, 2019

    It's hard to tell by the picture, because you didn't include other room components, such as windows, door, etc. Also, you didn't give a height measurement for the concrete block. Simplest solution is to treat it as a bench, shelf, or mantel piece, depending on it's height. If your bed could fit with headboard on the wall directly across from it, mount a television above it so that when you lie in bed it works as a shelf with television above. Or, if it's the right height to mimic a fireplace, treat the top as a mantel piece, and where the fireplace opening would be place a fire place screen with votive holders (I've seen them in wrought iron) and paint it to mimic a fire place with the votive candles giving the feeling of a fire place. If you want a farm house look, incorporate several raw wood open shelves above it. If it is appropriate height and scale, place the head of your bed up against it and paint it an accent color that compliments your bedding, treating it as a headboard.

  • Robyn Garner
    on May 2, 2019

    You could put a piece of furniture against it and remove the rear legs so it's sitting on the concrete. You can build a nightstand that incorporates that section so it's camouflaged.

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