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Bunk beds!

These bunk beds remind me of how much I loved them as a kid. It turns out that Shog loved bunk beds, too, but he never had them—and as it happens, our bed is dying a natural death, so Shog and I have been browsing for adult bunk beds! *dances*

Shog wants something like this set. I want something like this one. (I also like the drawer option.) Shog and I agree closely as to the style of the bunk beds, but he doesn't think we need the stairs; he might not, but his knees, Barefoot, Zelda, and I do. *snorts* I'm pretty sure I'll get my way on that point. Besides, the stairs-as-storage option is excellent.

If we buy the beds, we'll put them in the back room on the main floor (the front room is kept for best) and turn them into a curtained and well-pillowed fort! A fort! No kids allowed! And when we move into our new home, we'll already have our guest beds—and we'll then make more like grown ups and buy that king-size bed we've been promising ourselves for ages. :P

P.S. Have you ever heard Rupal Patel's Ted Talk about synthetic voices? It's fascinating; she and others are giving people who can't naturally speak voices of their very own, and she's looking for voice donors—I'm in!—at the VocaliD site. *loves technology in the hands of good people*

In other links, check out these mug sweaters and No Dungeons, Just Dragons (I'm easily distracted while I browse).

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eoforyth
Mar. 14th, 2014 09:05 pm (UTC)
I really like the idea of double bed sized bunks. We used to have one that the bottom had a sofa bed which pulled down to a double with a single on top for the girls, but it wasn't comfortable enough for long term use in the end.

Stairs are a wonderful addition, especially with the storage option. The two things I hated when I was a kid sharing bunks with a younger sister was the ladder (rungs hurt my bare feet) and the sprung base on the top bunk which my hair always caught in when I sat up properly. Otherwise, I loved that bunkbed.

One thing I'd warn you about; some cats love waiting on the other side of the bars for unsuspecting humans to walk past so they can attack ankles (a friend had a cat that also waited on the main staircase and tried to attack passing heads!).
iulia_linnea
Mar. 15th, 2014 01:00 pm (UTC)
I'll watch for the cats; I'm sure Merva will pull stunts like those. :)

I love those storage stairs! I think I'd prefer it if the drawers opened out on the end as I've seen in some models, but none of those are full over full.

The futon pull down version is hideously uncomfortable as I recall; a friend had one in college. But . . . bunk beds! They're so much fun. :D Shog and I'll be able to sleep together up top or below—we'll just need to figure out a way to keep Albus from climbing the stairs. I'm afraid he'll try to jump off the top if we let him up.
missingkeys
Mar. 14th, 2014 10:24 pm (UTC)
Bunk beds are so great, and I just adore stairs-as-storage. The ceiling in our flat is far too low to manage this, but I was seriously considering buying a loft bed. It would create so much space!

My kids have this bed, but with a second set of drawers instead of the trundle (but still the ladder on the end like in that photo). I'm in love with this one too, especially the colour, but I'm glad I didn't get it because it wouldn't have fit into our flat!
iulia_linnea
Mar. 15th, 2014 01:03 pm (UTC)
I love the drawers; extra storage is love! The house we're looking to have built comes with 9' ceilings, so unless we get a little crazy, all our choices to date will fit. *relieved*

I like loft beds (the desk-area-fort-option is always cool), but I love more the ability to sleep up or down, and with Shog (and with enough space)!
missingkeys
Mar. 15th, 2014 04:40 pm (UTC)
I adore the idea of loft beds, but being able to have a choice about sleeping up or down is wonderful. Especially right now for me, *wry smile*.

The storage is magnificent. We're going to need an extra chest of drawers soon, because A is such a little fashoinista, but up until now they've been able to fit all of their clothes under the bed. That's so convenient, and I love it.

Whee, 9' ceilings! That would be so awesome.
delphipsmith
Mar. 14th, 2014 11:50 pm (UTC)
I love the idea of adult bunk beds!! As guest beds or for a couple where one is maybe a terribly terribly restless sleeper, they are brilliant. I think you should get this one, heh heh heh -- EVERYONE will want to come and stay with you :)

TED talks are the best. I haven't listened to this one but definitely will put it on my list.

Edited at 2014-03-14 11:52 pm (UTC)
iulia_linnea
Mar. 15th, 2014 01:09 pm (UTC)
If I'd known that bunk beds for adults existed sooner, I would have already purchased my fort! Shog is so excited; we'll be able to sleep up or down, together! (Or I can kick him off to whatever bunk I don't want to be on if he's being a jerk. :P)

Even now, that fancy slide bed with its comfy nook is seriously jealousy inducing.

What Patel's doing is amazing; I highly recommend her talk!
darkhawkhealer
Mar. 15th, 2014 03:41 am (UTC)
I like the *idea* of bunk beds, but as I have finally gotten the waterbed I've wanted since I was 10, creative-y things like that are no longer an option. :P That's okay, though, because my water baby self gets to sleep on WAVES, so I don't feel a bit deprived! :D

I like the beds with the desks underneath. Would you two sleep separately or together? Because if you were together, you could use that underneath space for a desk or dressers or anything, really. ^.^
iulia_linnea
Mar. 15th, 2014 01:12 pm (UTC)
I can see the appeal of waterbeds, but I think I prefer sleeping on "land." :P Shog and I sleep together, so it will be fun to have the fort option or the look-out option until we move into the new house (and into a king bed, which we've been promising ourselves for ages).

Oh, but I do love loft set ups! Space saving is love. :D

P.S. I've sent you a second PM; check your spam folder.

Edited at 2014-03-15 01:13 pm (UTC)
eaivalefay
Mar. 15th, 2014 05:44 am (UTC)
...I want a bunk bed. *beams* With stair-storage, definitely. That is a totally cool, perfect thing.
iulia_linnea
Mar. 15th, 2014 01:14 pm (UTC)
It would be, wouldn't it? Storage is love—and so are forts at forty. :P
eaivalefay
Mar. 19th, 2014 10:11 pm (UTC)
Forts are love at any age! :P
royalty25
Mar. 16th, 2014 02:40 am (UTC)
You've made me want to bunk bed now, especially if it has epic storage and a nice desk attached. *heaven*
iulia_linnea
Mar. 16th, 2014 12:29 pm (UTC)
It would be so convenient! :)
dickgloucester
Mar. 18th, 2014 05:41 pm (UTC)
Those bunk beds are gorgeous. *wants*
iulia_linnea
Mar. 19th, 2014 01:38 am (UTC)
Pillow fort! Pillow fort with crow's nest!
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