Grandma’s house is made for sleepovers and cousin camps and the Midway Modern Farmhouse is the ultimate getaway for the grandkids! I can’t believe that I have never shared these bunk room ideas here on the blog!! Sometimes I’m such a slacker! 😉 Actually, I’m really just forgetful! #old lol!
Our client wanted this house to sleep her 10 grown children and their spouses and families comfortably, so they could have great get-togethers at the holidays and whenever people were able gather. The house had a HUGE and I do mean HUGE rec/family room over the large three car garage and entire southern portion of the house.
Kathleen and I knew that the space could be utilized much more efficiently and still have plenty of room for a comfortable family room upstairs. The upstairs already had 4 guest bedrooms upstairs and a smaller bunk room that would sleep 8 kids, but with SO many family members, we needed another sleeping solution for the other adults. We decided that with the vaulted ceilings upstairs we could cut about a third of the rec room off and turn it into a large bunk room with queen beds. You can see what this new room was starting to look like from the hallway.
And from inside the room…
It was so fun to watch this room come to life! We did our best to incorporate functional, comfortable sleeping quarters, plenty of storage for lots of luggage, and a little room to sit and relax, read a book or watch TV to escape some of the chaos every once and a while. 😉
We wanted plenty of headspace, lighting for each individual bed space, and stairs that made accessing the upstairs bunks easy.
We were working around that very large wood header beam that stretched the entire length of the room, but fortunately it was high enough to build the doorways around.
We added shiplap in each of the bunk cubbies to dress them up a bit.
We created an entryway of sorts into this bunk room with a big window seat for reading or sitting to put on shoes, and big cubbies underneath for baskets or luggage storage. We wanted this big room to have plenty of natural light and cutting it off from these two big south facing windows would have made the room feel very dark and cave-like.
We also made a big closet in a portion of the room with lower ceilings. We didn’t want any wasted space in this room!
Here’s the finished space…
That gold hardware and that gold ladder though… so pretty, right?
After building the four queen bunk beds, we had some extra wall space that we didn’t want to go to waste…so we added two additional twin bunks.
A ceiling fan was a must with so many people sleeping in here and for warm summer nights.
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