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2 teenage girls in bunk beds,age 16 and 13 - please read on and give some ideas.

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fakeblonde Tue 23-Sep-08 10:45:27

We had to down size from a 5 bed detached house to a 3 bed semi 3 years ago when dh got made redundant.
We are really happy were we are but the girls just hate sharing - thats another story though and managable tbh.
They have the middle sze room and are in bunkbeds which feed up more of the room for space for them.
Sometimes i think dd 16 is far to old to be in a bunk bed though.
If we put 2 single beds in the room it will be a ok but very limited floor space.
My other option was 2 high or midi sleepers.
The advantage would be both girls would have their own "space" but just as important they would each have a desk to study at which would be breat.
I couldn`t stand the thought of no light in the room though and wonder if anyone else has done this-i mean 2 mid or high sleepers in 1 room.
Many thanks x

fakeblonde Tue 23-Sep-08 10:46:05

Meant to say we are planning large extension but wont be for a couple of years x

pookamoo Tue 23-Sep-08 11:25:33

Have you thought about putting them in the larger room?
Is there space for you and DH in the middle sized room if you did that? Might give them more room for desks...
Just a thought!

Bramshott Tue 23-Sep-08 11:31:22

I was going to say what Pookamoo said - could you put them in the larger room and you and DH have the middle-sized one. You could then create a "wall" down the middle with bookshelves? Personal space is really important at 16 I think - when I was growing up my friend's parents had subdiveded her room from her sister's with a partition wall which gave them each enough space for a bed and a shelf (!) but they were happier that way than sharing! What is your DDs' preferred solution?

noddyholder Tue 23-Sep-08 11:38:37

I had to do a room for 2 sharers once and didn't want bunks so put two built in beds in a corner in an L shape iygwim.A bit like a corner sofa but 2 beds with drawers under.Freed up a lot of space and not excessive £ if you get a local carpenter and re use single mattresses yoyu already have

fakeblonde Tue 23-Sep-08 12:04:06

Noddy i love your idea - dh is great at that sort of thing and it never crossed my mind.
We could swap rooms but i didn`t really want to because we`ve finished our bedroom and wont be moving bedrooms even after the promised extension.

fakeblonde Tue 23-Sep-08 12:04:48

We did ask someone for a quote to sheaply convert part of the garage but he hasn`t got back to us .

titchy Tue 23-Sep-08 12:14:36

How big is the room? Would a curtain hung across the middle as a room divider work? Mid sleepers can accommodate desks underneath - Flexa do a good range and interactive website.

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