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Take a look down the corridor towards the front door and you will see more storage including some wardrobes. Where do you get dressed - at the end of the bed of course.

We have lived for several weeks with a similar (albeit larger) layout in a Paris bedsit/apartment and it works quite well. They have avoided the cliche of giving the bed an outside view - beds are for sleeping! Views are for waking-hours enjoyment. Ours had a glass panel both sides between the bed, kitchen and "living" room (screened by curtains along a glass half wall each side) and it worked well. In this tighter space, the open lattice to the lounge is a very acceptable answer to creating a sense of space, and the glass applied to the separation between bed and kitchen is absolutely right - a chance to shield the bed from kitchen activity but able to allow (some) natural light and relieve the cook from the claustrophobia of the previous design.

Love the fold out table - clever solution. In our Paris apartment we had a separate table, but here, where space is a premium, this is a good solution.

My only negative would be having to crawl to the end of the bed to emerge - but that is down to my older bones. A worse solution is to put the bed against three walls and make one party crawl over the other to get out. So this is a good outcome, given the available space.

Clever! Well done!

NB: this may be one of my first almost perfect scores. :-)

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@ Valerie Maddocks, hanging space might be right next to the entrance; there are 2 large wardrobes between the door and the cupboards.

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Impressed with what's been achieved here and applaud retaining as much of the original as poss... And that lattice work works. Yes, there were huge constraints with such a limited space and budget.... mais c'est vraiment une réussite!


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