I decided to make a loft bed for my kids.
You see, they have a teeny tiny bedroom, as part of our teeny tiny house. Floor space and storage space is very minimal in my home, and especially in the boy's bedroom. No room really to play on the floor because it was all taken up by mattresses. We wanted to get the mattresses off the floor and make the bed into a loft, allowing there to be floor space for storage and playing beneath the bed.
Yesterday I drew up plans, today I went to the hardware store and bought the supplies, and then Mike and I spent all day building the bed. We're exhausted!
I think the bed looks terrific! The boys love it as well!
My boys like sharing a bed, so they'll be sleeping together on the top bunk.
However, since we know that at some point they will grow out of that, and will want their own beds, we made the bed in such a way that we can fit another mattress underneath, kind of like a bunk bed. This'll also give us place for guests.
But since floor space is at a premium in our home, we don't want to keep that mattress there all the time, even when it won't be used. So we'll be storing it on its side under there, making more room on the floor for when both mattresses aren't being used.
But wait- the project isn't finished yet!
We have more plans, to make this bed even more fun for the kids, and make it a great playspace!
That, though, will have to wait for another day. This was enough work for one day!
Another day I'll share the building plans for the bed, instructions on how to build it, and step by step pics that I took as we built it.
Have you ever built your own furniture? What was it?
Do you have a bunk bed or a loft bed in your home? If you live in a small space, what do you do to save floor space?
Anyone else's kids insist on sleeping with each other?