Design Tiny Homes Transformer Bed Turns Into a Walk-In Closet By Lloyd Alter Design Editor University of Toronto Lloyd Alter is Design Editor for Treehugger and teaches Sustainable Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Lloyd Alter Updated October 11, 2018 ©. Parisot via The Contemporist Share Twitter Pinterest Email Design Tiny Homes Architecture Interior Design Green Design Urban Design We are always looking for better ways to live in small spaces, and have shown many ideas for for storage under the bed. We have even shown loft beds with walk-in closets underneath, but they required climbing up a ladder to get into bed. © Parisot via The Contemporist Now the Contemporist shows a really interesting idea: a slightly raised bed with shelving that acts as a stair up. Lift the bed and you get a walk-in closet underneath, albeit only half high. © Parisot via The Contemporist Still, there is lots of room under there and it's easy to organize. This one is from a French company, Parisot © Dielle via Contemporist However Contemporist also points to an Italian version from Dielle that looks a lot slicker, with stairways that act as bedside tables. © Dielle via Contemporist Here's the other side with its own stairway. These are not night-time disasters waiting to happen but look like safe and comfortable access. © Dielle via Contemporist Of course if you are sharing the bed and you don't get up at the same time, you are going to be crawling into that little low room under the bed to find your stuff. But it holds a lot more than the standard storage bed, without the downside of having to climb up a ladder to a loft. An interesting compromise!