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    We bought a house a few months ago, 3bedroom.

    The two older boys have always shared a room and want to continue to do so. They are 6.5 and 5.

    In our first house (read: shack!) their bedroom was quite big so we got them a King single ensemble each. Worked well and they are comfortable, great quality.

    In our new house their room is a bit smaller. We've had their beds in there with no problem but there isn't much space to play in, or to read / do homework in.

    We used the 3rd room as a play room. Ds3, 2yo has always slept in our room, but I'm over it now - we need to get him into the other room - which is the playroom.

    Here is my dilemma.

    Once ds2 gets in his room, there is no more space to play in.

    My options are to keep the King singles and just let them play in the space that they have, or, sell the comfy beds and buy some bunk beds.

    We could even sell the ensemble mattress and just keep the top mattress to use for the bunks. But I'm not sure that they ensemble (bottom) mattress would be so easy to sell.

    If we take the 2nd option my concern is that we will never sell the beds for what we paid for them so we've lost out in that respect. Especially because I'm not someone who will skimp on the bunk bed that we would choose. Secondly, we will probably have to swap houses again in 5 years time because this house is small and we will definitely outgrow it - and by that stage they'll probably want their own rooms - hence need new beds.

    Wwyd??

    And sorry for the long post!!

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    Default Boys beds - wwyd

    I would sell the beds (mattress and all) and buy bunks beds. Look into ones that you can still use as separate beds in the future.

    Eta: something like this:

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    We had the same dilemma with losing our toy room a few years ago and having expensive beds we didn't want to get rid of. We bought the ikea kura low line bunk bed, gave the youngest child one of the other beds, and stored the other bed in the shed.
    Now everyone is bigger and we're in a different house etc....the youngest has the bunk bed and uses the underneath as loft space, and the two who shared the bunk bed are back in their single beds.

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    You'll never get anywhere near what you spend on a bed selling 2nd hand thats a given.

    Seeing as it'll be quite a few years before you move again id give your DS3 one of the king single ensembles in his new room and sell the other 2nd hand & buy the bunk.

    Perhaps buy a bunk that can be separated into 2 singles to save having an issue down the track

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    Altrnatively....if you can fit a third bed in the room then have a sleeping room and a play room. We've had that set up before too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Altrnatively....if you can fit a third bed in the room then have a sleeping room and a play room. We've had that set up before too.
    I was going to suggest this. We have all four kids in one room at the moment (their choice) so the other room ha their drawers in it

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    I'd store the current beds for future use and buy some bunks to use in the interim. If of course there is room to store them, maybe your garage wrapped in plastic?

    We have two single (very expensive and practically new!) mattress from the older kids that were practically new when they upgraded to queen beds. I've stashed them in the linen cupboard for DD to use when she outgrows her cot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Altrnatively....if you can fit a third bed in the room then have a sleeping room and a play room. We've had that set up before too.
    That's a good idea. Can you fit a set of single bunks and one of the current king singles in the room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    That's a good idea. Can you fit a set of single bunks and one of the current king singles in the room?
    If the op can fit a single in with the king singles then bunks won't be required at all. When talking a 5 year plan, it's not forever...and it won't be that long until the bigger boys don't really want toys, then it can be back to youngest gets own room and the older two have beds and desks in their room and they won't need anything else...or if they do it won't be much and could be stored elsewhere. By 11 my kids struggled to fill one of those ikea trofast storage set ups. They could easily fit what they wanted to keep in the trofast systems that can go on the wall by that age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Altrnatively....if you can fit a third bed in the room then have a sleeping room and a play room. We've had that set up before too.
    It won't fit, that's the problem.

    We don't have a shed atm but the storage might work when we do get one. Ds3 will be out of the cot within a year so he could take one of the King singles.

    The other thing is that he even may want to snuggle in with his brothers if we pushed the existing beds together - but he's wiggly and might disturb their sleep.


 

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