Michael's Room cutting into the knee wall would offer more floor space, plus a very cozy sleeping nook. We would do just one bed, but it could be slightly enclosed, so there's a window at the head of the 'bed'.
Modern Kid`s Rooms from Beth Jones and Erica Islas
Designer Erica Islas created a kids' space that combines nap time and playtime with dual, loft-style beds above a no-adults-allowed play area where toys can be stashed out of sight. Steps leading up to the beds serve dual purpose as hidden drawers.
two twin beds. A curtain hung from that cute heading would disguise your "bedroom" if you chose. A curtain would work above as well for either a bed or built in shelves and hanging space for your clothing; I really love the idea of deep, built-in beds
This bunkroom in Santa Cruz, California, is the perfect way to sleep extra visitors. The bunks are extra long to accommodate all ages, and varying but complementary bed linens make each bed feel like its own space. Ohhh sleep over here I come
I love the idea of building the bed into the structure of the room for children's rooms. Beds are large pieces of furniture and take up space. This allows for more floor space. I would make the bed into a bunk bed for both Laura and Hannah!
Built-in bunk beds is a great idea to preserve space. The built-in book shelves also help to create more storage for toys, books and etc. The first step of the ladder has been eliminated in order to add under bed storage/trundle.
Wow, this would be awesome to do in a spare bedroom. Epecially if you only have the one for guests and need to accomodate multiple people. And the STORAGE is awesome. Plus you could make the lower bed a full.