small lift bed design

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This smallish cabin comes in at under 600 square feet, but its cleverly-integrated drop-down bed saves a great deal of space in style.

small space loft bed

Vincent Kartheiser‘s small Hollywood studio (designed by Funn Roberts with images by Joe Pugliese) is not what one might expect from a famous actor, but then again the trends have been shifting toward small-space living for some time now.

small lift bed

The bed in particular is a wonderful piece of multi-functional furniture. When lifted, the light beneath it becomes a ceiling lamp and the bed frame its housing. Set on the ground and the indirect illumination is more suited to heading toward bed at night.

small bed counterweights

A three-hundred-pound counterweight offsets the suspended bed, making it easy to lift and lower as needed by grabbing the cleverly-left empty space between the bottom and top of the frame. Centrally located under the slanted roof, it takes maximum advantage of the ceiling height to retract up and out of the way.