DIY Bunk Room Progress

Every once in a while I have an AUH-MAZING idea and this bad boy I have to say is an AUH-MAZING idea!

repurposed garage

When we moved in to this place we knew that we wanted to convert the basement garage into living space. We tossed a lot of different ideas around…a TV / theater room, an office, a 2nd master suite, etc. Micah and I aren’t fans of huge bedrooms and a one car garage makes a big bedroom leaving lots of space for junk. We settled on a bedroom for our oldest, a little hallway, and a closet for extra storage. We were in full planning mode for the bedroom and storage closet build, meanwhile, our two littles were sleeping together every night.

sweet sleeping brothers

They are SO sweet cuddled up together but Kell’s twin bed was starting to get a little small for them. Someone was always get squished towards the wall or on the floor. They each have their own beds in different rooms but they want to be together. Bunk beds are always fun but Ash didn’t want to sleep on the top bunk every night and Kell’s a bit too small to be a top bunker. Besides both of the kid rooms we currently have would be too tight for bunks. Then it hit me…we could build a bunk room!

The two littles could use it now and it would be perfect for sleep overs. We’ll have plenty of room for Gray to bring friends home from college someday and then further down the road space for grandkids! Cue the harps! We have a winning idea!!!

So here’s the plan…

  • 2 sets of built in bunks
    • each bunk will have a light, niche with electrical and USB outlet
  • 2 custom armoire style built in closets with a set of 2 drawers
  • window seat (the window seat is for me because I always wanted)

future bunk wall

The bunks will be built in an L shape along this wall and where the garage door is now.

left closet corner

The closest will flank this window with a window seat in the middle. I want this wall to be symmetrical.

right closet side

Our challenge is that we need access to the water shut off on the right and the electrical panel on the left.

goodbye garage door

Micah was excited to get started so he took out the garage door and started framing in the wall.

Pop back by next Tuesday to see what we’ve been working on this week!