I like having a big open space underneath the bed. It allows for choice in what and how to store things. Plastic boxes/crates for everything from clothes – towards the front to access from inside – to tools, cooking, and camping gear in the back.
The floor was also finished front to back – I just like the visual continuity and knowing that it was a clean floor.
I put as much loft support around the edges of the bed as to not have any posts or walls obstructing the storage compartment, so things could easily tetris together.
Because I was working with a minimal design I didn’t want any locks or latches or handles showing. When the back doors were open, the storage space looked like a solid wall.
It wasn’t though. It folded out and it was intended to make a table top for a camp kitchen or a work space.
When the storage was closed I had a large drawing board that I could prop up to work on. It wedged perfectly in the rubber door stops on the floor at the bottom, leaning at a slight angle so that it was supported by the bed. I was so excited to have created one of a few places to make larger art in the new build.