For some, living in a studio apartment is the only way to afford life in the big city. But the same question always pops up: Where the heck do I sleep? If erecting new walls is not an option for you, check out Dan Hisel's ingenious partition/modular bedroom. Called the Z-Box, this cube-shaped addition creates an enclosed bedroom, extra storage space, and even a miniature pad for furry companions.
The Z-Box comes as a boxed set of 12 parts that can be assembled on-site into a freestanding room. The frame itself is made of Douglas fir wood and measures 12-feet-wide and 10-feet-tall. Inside, there isn’t just space for a bed; it also includes a closet, built-in shelving, and two smaller beds that pets can sleep in.
Perhaps the best thing about the Z-Box is its translucent shell that lets light pass though. Unlike with opaque and solid walls, residents won’t have to rethink their lighting setup. At the same time though it’s still obscuring enough to hide anything you want to keep, um, private in the bedroom.
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