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>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>