Built-in Bunk Beds

custom built-in bunk beds by Resort Custom HomesCustom bunks accommodate without sacrificing comfort.

Bunk beds aren’t just for vacation homes anymore.  They are perfect for large or blended families, and don’t forget visiting grandchildren.  These sleeping quarters provide a feeling of comfort and add a bit of adventure.  Painting the area a darker color (SW Warm Stone) sets it apart from the rest of the room while creating a cocoon effect, yet the bottom of the upper bunk is matched to the wall and ceiling color to keep the lower bed dweller from feeling too closed in.  Each sleeping space has its own narrow recessed shelves, outdoor sconce and, thanks to their own window, a view of the great outdoors.  Notice how the baseboard wraps the room, coming across the bottom bunk, and simple molding decorates the front of each bed.  An open guard rail secures top sleepers, but doesn’t close them in.  My favorite detail is the built-in stairs leading up to the double bunk (another pair of beds are to the left).  An added handrail for safety would be a smart addition.  An enormous room isn’t necessary to create an area such as this – here, ten foot ceilings and less than seventeen feet of wall space was all that was needed.  Whether in the kids’ room or for overnight guests, it’s a sleeping experience everyone will enjoy.

(Source: Resort Custom Home)

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4 Responses to Built-in Bunk Beds

  1. Larry November 23, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    The built in bunk beds in our house are the hit of all the visiting kids (and parents). Only problem encountered is keeping upper bunk’s bedding neat and made up after overnight sleepiong. We replaced regular upper mattress with good quality air mattress and now take off the mattress, make up sheets etc and then easily return to its upper bunk with a quick adjustment of the top quilt all is neat and ready for next guest. All grandparents need a good bunkroom…lots of fun and lifetime memories for the kids. Allison…Happy Thanksgiving weekend. Hope your grandkids are close.

    • Allison November 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

      Hey Larry. I thought of you when I was writing this post! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving too. We celebrated at home a few days early, then went to Chicago to see the youngest one. Love our babies.

  2. RHome410 November 27, 2012 at 3:30 am #

    I wish I’d seen bunks like this when planning our house. I really love how they create separate, more private spaces for each child, almost like a tiny room within the room. And not at all rickety or opening the opportunity for sibling war, like a lot of bunk beds.

  3. Jane F January 24, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    Hi Alan,

    Doubt there are any plans available though you might contact Resort Custom Homes and see if an arrangement could be made. However, I expect a talented carpenter could adapt this set up based on the photo. Good luck! Jane

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