10 Ways to Use Your Vertical Space


Add Lofty Furniture

The traditional bunk bed arrangement has undergone a transformation in recent years -- into a versatile and attractive loft bed. Loft beds keep the top bunk bed, but lose the bottom bunk in favor of an open space that can be converted into a computer workstation, wardrobe or storage area. Loft beds take advantage of every foot of space in your child's small bedroom and do it with stylish flair. If you have two kids sharing a room, you can now find traditional bunk beds with ladders, and some varieties have the bottom bed rotated 90 degrees from the top bed for an updated treatment that has a tree house look.

There are loft beds for grown-ups, too, and they can make a tiny studio apartment or college dorm a lot roomier and more fun to hang out in.