When we moved into our home four and a half years ago our daughter had her own room for the first time since she was four. It is a very tiny room, measuring at 9 feet by 8 feet. After living in the room with a single bed it felt very small. When we started thinking about what we wanted to do in her room, a loft bed was something we thought might be helpful. So I started searching on Kijiji for a loft bed. We found her solid wood loft bed for $150. Since then I have seen the same one on Kijiji for $700-$900. But I didn't love the look and thought it would be really fun to turn it into something that felt like a house. We added trim, an antique window, and panelling. We painted it white and added drawers beside it so we could have a built-in reading nook. By doing the loft bed we gained a bed, a desk, a dresser, and bookshelves all in the same space that her single bed took. The entire bed cost $250 and it made so much practical sense in such a small room. This is the before of the room. It is what it looked like the day we moved in.