Playhouse/Loft Bed In Small Playroom

Submitted by Espana811 on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 07:15

We had a small 6’x13’ storage room that we wanted to make into a playroom for our daughter. I saw the “Playhouse Loft Bed” project here and wanted to do something similar. With limited space I had to redesign the plans to make it fit. I eliminated the side walls from the plans and made cleats on the three walls to hold everything up. This actually saved a lot of money and time. As this was simply going to be a place for my daughter and friends to play and watch movies I did not worry about the size of the mattress. I simply went and had some foam cut that I am making a cover for. We are building a ladder that will go on the left side as well doors. It is dark inside so I was able to find motion operated puck lights that stay illuminated for 45 minutes at a time. So if she forgets to turn them off then they will go off by themselves to save batteries. This was a fun project. The most time consuming part was the planning. I did everything in Sketchup. This made it simple when it came time to build. The house itself went up fast. I spent the next few days filling holes, sanding, and of course painting. None of which too a long time but I was not in any rush. I also made a Dutch Door to go along with the room.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Around $125
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Thu, 03/01/2012 - 06:00

You did a great job! I see lots of fun places in that room for storage too.
I used cleats on my loft bed that's still in process... but mine is queen sized and into the corner. I am doing the measure as you go thing, so it's taking a long time.
It's like a little theater room! Toddler sized!


Mon, 03/05/2012 - 07:45

This has definitively been a fun project. There are still a ton of things I want to do for the rest of the room. My little girl goes in every morning to play.