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16 Totally Feasible Loft Beds For Normal Ceiling Heights

So what if you don't live in one of those crazy airy warehouse spaces with impossibly tall ceilings? You can look at all the loft porn you want, but it's even more inspiring to get real about lofting your bed and saving precious space.

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Do people really live in places like this?

1. Sturdy Wood Loft Bed

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This was actually made for a preschool, but show this photo to any experienced builder and they should be able to help you replicate it.

2. Hanging Rope Beds

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These hanging beds are based off of this hanging daybed plan. This room fits 3 young brothers.

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3. Loft Bed with Closet Underneath

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Putting a closet and/or cabinets underneath your loft bed is a great way to get around the whole height issue. A closet doesn't necessarily have to be walk-in — you can still get a lot of closet space even if it's only 4 or 5 feet high.

4. Store-Bought Loft Bed

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If you're going to get a store-bought loft bed, the STORA bed is one of the more attractive options. $299 from IKEA.

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5. Attic Loft

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Take advantage of triangular attic space.

6. Trap Door Bed

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This isn't a loft bed, but it's still a totally ingenious idea. The bed is tucked underneath a trap door. When the door is shut, you get all the floor space back.

7. Storage Steps

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Not only do these "stairs" seem sturdier and less scary than most loft bed ladders, but the added storage is a huge space saver.

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8. Nook Loft Bed

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Despite the cramped space, this loft looks so cozy, like you'd want to sit and read in it all day.

9. Lofted Kitchen Space

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If you have a small living space, it's perfectly acceptable to put a loft bed in the kitchen. Here, the ceilings aren't super high but there's a lot of horizontal space to keep the things you might need in a typical "bedroom." You could even keep a tv up there.

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10. Suspended Bed

This one comes with a DIY tutorial.

11. Another Suspended Loft Bed

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This one doesn't even use a custom ladder. Get more information here.

12. Platform Trundle Bed with Living Room on Top

Disclaimer: I know this is feasible because this is my tiny 300 sq. ft. NYC apartment! We came up with this space-saving solution because our ceilings are only 10 feet high. In the top photo, you see that the bed slides out from underneath the platform on casters. When the bed is fully tucked away, there's a step attached so you can climb onto the platform easily. In the bottom photo, you see the living room area we eventually arranged on top.

And yes, we wallpapered the floor.

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13. Doorway Loft Bed

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This is a perfect way to use a slanted ceiling, but if you can clear a good 3 feet above your doorway, you could easily accomplish this.

14. Small Studio Apartment Loft

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You're not dealing with much head room here, but there is a tutorial if you're interested in building this loft.

15. Bunk Bed Loft

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Great for kids! Or if you're in some kind of odd sexless marriage.

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16. Space-Saving Alternate Tread Stairs

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Consider this type of staircase, which saves space and makes it ascending and descending much easier. Also, the owners placed cabinets in the low ceiling areas to create extra storage space around a full-sized bed. Read more about it here.

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