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I purchased a home with 2 finished rooms in the attic. One is quite large and i have made it into a game room but the other is smaller and i want to make it into a guest room. It has heavily pitched walls starting at 3'6" so that makes allot of things tough, like not being able to half wall art. Any ideas? I'm not afraid of making built ins. I plan on moving my queen bed up which is very tall mattress with pillow top. Also i am 6ft tall and i hit my head on the wall when i am 2ft from it so there is 6ft6in of walkable width to the room without ducking. All of the stuff in the room currently in the pics will be removed (and it will be speckled and painted nicely)



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Posts: 1 | Registered: May 13, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It is going to be tough to put a queen size bed in the room and allow you to walk around it given the limited headroom

If you're using this as a guest room a couple of twin beds would work better as you could place them along the side walls and have the high ceiling part to walk in. With a queen you'll need to center it on the window which means you can't walk down either side of it without stooping.

A built in desk where the current desk is would utilize the space better.


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Posts: 6943 | Location: Cary, North Carolina | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I was going to say what Sparky said. A queen is about 5' across. If centered that would leave 9" of walking room on each side which is too small. If you put the head against the side wall, the approx. 7' length does not leave enough room to walk.
 
Posts: 7032 | Location: North MN & Northern AR | Registered: Oct 01, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Measure to make sure you can even get the queen sized bed up the stairs and in the room.


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