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
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?
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
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.