Take advantage of every inch of space in a bedroom with a sloped ceiling, such as a converted attic. The knee wall is ideal for a storage area in a room since it is too low for other uses. Built-in storage solutions for the knee wall will help you organize your bedroom and free up floor space you would not have had before.
Depending on the height of the knee wall, you can create a bookshelf with two to four shelves. Store books or knickknacks on the shelves or use them for open storage of bed linens. The depth of the shelves will depend on how far the knee wall is from the ceiling behind it. Shallow shelves can be used for keeping DVDs or small paperback books.
If you find yourself looking for more shoe storage, build it into a knee wall. Use the same plans as creating a built in bookshelf, but add a sliding door to the front. Instead of flat shelves, angle the shelves downward and install a lip at the end of each to hold and display your shoes. Angling the shelves will also increase the number of shelves you can put into the space.
Prepare a knee wall as you would to create a built-in bookshelf, but do not install the shelves. Keep a television set and video game system in the knee wall media center. Add a shelf below the television for keeping games, remotes or a DVD player. This storage solution works especially well in children's bedrooms since they often sit on the floor to watch television and the set will be at their eye level in the low knee wall media center.
You do not need a separate chest of drawers to take up floor space in your bedroom. Create built-in drawers in the knee wall of the bedroom. The height of the ceiling will determine the number of drawers you can install. If you need a lot of storage and have a long knee wall, install sets of drawers along the entire length of the wall. If you can make a built-in bookcase, you can install drawers into the knee wall. Just add drawer slides to the inside of the shelves and drawers.
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