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.
And sorry for the long post!!