Quoting justanothamotha:" Built ins - seriously - build the beds in the wall with drawers underneath. Due to age you may want to ... [snip!] ... can NEVER save on floor space like you can with built ins. http://www.houzz.com/projects/45106/Wall-Beds-and-Built-in-Trundles"
Quoting norah's.momma✿:" That is so awesome! Of course I can't do that for a few years, but I'm thinking a toddler bed and crib will fit fine until then Thanks for showing me that. I love it."
Quoting justanothamotha:" My aunts home is tiny but her Dh was VERY handy & they raised 5 boys & her house was always ... [snip!] ... tidy & beautiful & they did it all with built in everywhere. It never even seemed cramped. I absolutely love them."
Quoting norah's.momma✿:" My DH is super handy too We plan on living here ten years while we save up and then build our own house, so then they will have their own bedrooms."I wish I had pics of her house - they took walls like the shared wall in your bedrooms there & built upper & lower dressers into the walls even...very cool - so the adult side would have 3 big drawers that started at about 3 ft up & the kid side would have 3 lower drawers. On the grown up side it had a fake cabinet on the bottom (just doors) so it looked balanced (rather than floating drawers)& then above the drawers on the adult side was shelving that was also built in. VERY cool.