Casa Kids, headed by designer Roberto Gil, gives us the scoop on this quadruple bunk build-out:
We designed four beds to fit in the space that still give each girl a sense of privacy - the rails are higher than is standard and also gives the added benefit of more sound insulation. The stairs that lead to the upper bunks are raised so as to both save floor space and allow for trundles to be placed beneath the beds, increasing the room's sleeping capacity for sleep overs and family guests. Each girl has her own wall-mounted light and the beds are constructed of solid birch plywood (no MDF) in a white finish.
Although there are surely some benefits to having one's own room, time and again we hear from parents about the virtues, many of them unexpected, of kids sharing a room. I imagine these sisters will have many happy memories of pre-sleep storytelling, whispers and sweet dreams-wishing. You can see more of Casa Kids' furniture on their website. The real rooms section is especially fun to peruse. (Images: Casa Kids) MORE BUNK BEDS ON APARTMENT THERAPY: • Planning Ahead: Converting Twin Beds to Bunks • Are Bunkbeds Worth It? • Save Space and Bunk Up! Bunk Beds in Real Rooms • Best Bunk Beds 2011: High & Low • Small Space Living: Building Triple Bunks • Loft Space Solution: Self Contained Bunks