bed layout in dorm?

<p>You can keep them both on the floor, loft them, or bunk them. I'm kind of scared of falling off the lofted bed (no railings!), so I'm thinking of asking my roomie if we can bunk and if I can get the bottom..to save space. Is this unreasonable? Otherwise we'd be taking up a bit more room.</p>

<p>How did/are you going to set up your dorm?</p>

<p>I've had a lofted bed for years in my house, you won't fall off.</p>

<p>Oh, but I have a full bed in my room right now and I have fallen off twice within the last two years. Take away a few feet in width, and raise it high in the air, and I'm officially freaked out. If it had a railing, I think I could handle it.</p>

<p>You can buy a railing, but the easiest thing is to just ask your rommate for the bottm bunk. If you both want the bottom, don't bunk them. Also, if you bunk them, you lose all under bed storage for one of the beds. You choose between floor space and storage.</p>

<p>Oh, I hadn't thought about the storage issue. If we lofted though, there would be 0 under-bed storage (we'd put desks under). I wouldn't mind splitting the under storage in half if we bunked, then we could just each put the other half of our stuff elsewhere.</p>

<p>I was wondering if it was fair to get the bottom bunk, because I would have an extra seat. The top bunk I suppose is only used for sleeping, whereas the bottom can be used for sitting and sleeping.</p>

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Oh, I hadn't thought about the storage issue. If we lofted though, there would be 0 under-bed storage (we'd put desks under). I wouldn't mind splitting the under storage in half if we bunked, then we could just each put the other half of our stuff elsewhere.

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<p>The point MD Mom makes, though, is that if ALL the things you need to store take up the floorspace of 2 twin beds or more, then there is no advantage to bunking (the floorspace you save will be used for storage anyways. </p>

<p>In which case, you might as well not bunk because few people PREFER bunking.</p>

<p>BTW, lofting doesn't save any space relative to bunking. In fact, it takes up a little because a bed is slightly bigger than a desk (you are choosing to have a second bed take up floorspace instead of a desk). Lofting is only preferable when neither roommate wants the bottom bunk because of it's low overhang. Neither of you should loft regardless since you prefer the bottom bunk. </p>

<p>But to answer your question: I doubt your roommate will care unless he/she is in same situation as you (afraid of top bunk).</p>

<p>Oh, gotcha. I'll see what my roommate thinks about the matter when we move in, I guess. I kind of like the idea of living in a cave-type thing though. :)</p>

<p>What would you typically store under the bed? Stuff like extra bedding, towels, winter coats?</p>

<p>Many people buy underbed storage containers--so they can keep a bunch of school/dorm supplies in mini cabinets. Suitcases usually fit there, too. Extra bedding like you said. </p>

<p>Maybe a laundry bin with dirty clothes. Probably not clean towels though, that could be kinda gross unless you got storage for them, too.</p>

<p>My college has captain-style beds with built-in drawers. They cannot be bunked or lofted. Wait to see your room and meet your roommates before you plan the layout of your room.</p>