we have since decided this is not the way we’re going to deal with the teeny bedroom, but i still really like the idea. here’s what you’re seeing:
underneath the bed would be where we keep all of the clothes we don’t keep in the wardrobe (our house does not have a clothing closet). the three sorta art nouveau tree design rectangles, those are drawers, for socks & underwear. since the under-bed storage is mostly hidden out of view, we would also be able to keep boxes of stuff we don’t want in the attic, like halloween decorations or whatever. the window seat next to the sewing station might have extended under the bed a ways since it would make rifling through our belongings easier than doing so hunched over. our ceilings aren’t tall enough for us to lift the bed up, be able to walk upright underneath it, and then still have room to sit up in bed.
our new solution, we have finally decided, is going to involve busting out part of the ceiling into the attic (only 4’ high at its peak) so that we can put the bed higher (and in a different part of the room, so it’s in the center of the house for maximum height) and still be able to walk under the bed. the sewing station will also be moved; out of the bedroom altogether. it will stay in the office where it currently is. and instead, amy’s writing desk (which we have not yet found or acquired) with her stationery supplies and the old typewriter (everything old, nothing even remotely modern) will go next to the window where, in this drawing, i’ve placed the sewing station. the wardrobe may or may not remain a part of the bedroom. it would also function nicely as a pantry (its original use, in fact), so maybe it’ll be a part of the kitchen remodel once we figure out a better storage solution for our clothes.