Alternatives to Standard Bunk Layout

Alternatives to Standard Bunk Layout

Carrie McBride
Oct 12, 2011

Q: My two kids (6 and 3) share a very small bedroom - 2m x 3m with no closet space - and I'm trying to find an alternative to a standard bunk which I think would make the space too narrow and top-heavy. I'm toying with the idea of a 'staggered' bunk bed along one of the long walls but I haven't seen many examples of this on line (although I did find this post on AT to give you an idea of what I'm talking about). I was also inspired by the arrangement of the hanging beds but don't think this would work with our old walls. (continued...)

Sent by Jillian

Pros for me are that the overall height is lower (the overlapping segments will be for ankles/feet so no head bump concerns over low height) and I think the different levels will be interesting and playful for the kids.Would you be willing to put a call out to readers to see if anyone has used this concept and their recommendations? If we go with this concept, we'll have to custom-build the beds so any data points are welcomed.

Editor: Readers, what do you think? What bunk layout works in your home?

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