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Category: Barn Conversion Journal March 12th, 2010 by mbc

I’ve been considering what to do with the second bedroom in the barn. It will be my son’s room once it’s been relieved of its current duty as store room. I’ve been planning on installing a built-in-bed, both for reasons of practicality and desire. Practical because part of the construction can be used to solve my tricky carpentry challenge and desirable, because the child in all of us would like one.

I didn’t have to look far for inspiration as I favourite site of mine, Remodelista came up with the goods as it so often does – Children’s Rooms: Built-in Beds and Bunks

Here are my favourites – those from which I’ll take some inspiration:

[The photographs link to their original source where one was available.]

I like the white painted wood and the nifty under-bed pull-out mattress.

I like the white painted wood and the nifty under-bed pull-out mattress.

Close to what I envisage - a lovely childs bed with plenty of storage.

Close to what I envisage - a lovely childs bed with plenty of storage.

Great lighting, use of natural and painted wood and yet more storage. Those steps are pretty great as well - wonder if I can fit some in?

Great lighting, use of natural and painted wood and yet more storage. Those steps are pretty great as well - wonder if I can fit some in?

Lovely wood, nice use of the mirror and I really like the book storage at the end of the bed.

Lovely wood, nice use of the mirror and I really like the book storage at the end of the bed.

Painted wood looks good and nice bunny!

Painted wood looks good and nice bunny!

I like the regularity of this space and the high level book shelf is a great use of space. Lovely looking wood again.

I like the regularity of this space and the high level book shelf is a great use of space. Lovely looking wood again.

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  1. Sheeps wools insulation | my barn conversion Says:

    […] The first is around the manifold and associated gadgetry for the underfloor heating that currently hums away and looks very hi-tech under the stairs, the second is a larger project, to build a cabinet around the thermal store and all its associated gadgetry. The thermal store boxing-in will extend across the width of the second bedroom and incorporate a cabin or built in bed as I’ve discussed previously. […]

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