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BeauticianNotMagician81 Mon 08-Feb-16 10:56:32

Hi I just wanted some advice on how to make the most of our space. I've included pictures to give you an idea.

We have 3 ds's and I'm currently pregnant with dc4. We are going to use the downstairs study for ds1 11, the upstairs box room for ds2 9 and the middle double room for ds3 2. Ds3 will share with the baby eventually.

How would you make the most of the space. Ds2 has bunk beds and we are getting ds1 an IKEA day bed. I'm thinking of IKEA stuva furniture for the small rooms. Do you think it's suitable for their ages.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Mon 08-Feb-16 14:49:03

Yes absolutely suitable. Ikea have loads of pics for it in use as teen bedrooms as well as small children. It seems to be quite resilient and hard wearing too.

If you put Ikea Stuva into google and search images you will get a ton of ideas.

I think I would be more likely to get a high sleeper bed [not bunk] for the study so you can get some storage or even a desk underneath it? I think a friend on a sleep over would do better on one of those mattress/chair things. I don't think there is the space for a pull out trundle bed.

Donge13 Mon 08-Feb-16 15:05:28

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=high+sleeper+with+desk&client=safari&sa=X&hl=en-gb&biw=375&bih=628&tbs=vw:g&tbm=shop&prmd=sinv&srpd=12550851887323367723&prds=num:1,of:1&ved=0ahUKEwjb-Yfnt-jKAhXDJg8KHdtTBp4QgjYIwgMwEA&ei=_a24VpuHIcPNPNunmfAJ something like this with a bit of storage might be useful

BeauticianNotMagician81 Mon 08-Feb-16 15:40:38

Ds1 has a high sleeper at the moment and I hate it. I was getting the day bed not to fold out but as he will have an Xbox in his room so I thought him and his brother could sit on the day bed to play it. Along the facing wall I think I'll go for the stuva wardrobe, chest of drawers and a desk.

I hope we are making the right decision to move there. It's small but a lot of the space is workable and the house has lots of storage.

TheLesserSpottedBee Mon 08-Feb-16 23:03:45

We haven't used Stuva but have Ikea Pax wardrobes and no chest of drawers in any of our bedrooms.

Firstly, wardrobes are taller and you can store more, secondly in a wardrobe with a drawer inside you can over-fill the drawer if needed, you can't do that with chest of drawers because you can't close them.

So my sons have 2 or 3 single Pax wardrobes, we have 2 doubles and 2 singles, and the boy's playroom has a 4m run of Pax.

A double Pax wardrobe takes a 32 inch tv and the xbox. You can store things above the tv on a shelf and below it with drawers etc.

The main thing to remember about Pax is the hinge position.

Also if space is at a premium you can have a fold away bed aka a Murphy bed. Just push back into place each morning (there is room for all the bedding to stay on the bed) just a thought.

BeauticianNotMagician81 Tue 09-Feb-16 13:42:03

I'll have a look at the pax furniture. Thank you.

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