We did these beds for my 8 and 12yo daughters, who were ready to leave the bunkbeds to their little sisters. We altered the plan just a little to make it a bit taller (I originally wanted the hutch as well, but as you can see in the picture, we have a strange wall cutout to deal with and it wouldn't fit.) They picked white, so we did 3 coats of white semi-gloss. I did leave the sides open to the middle for storage options. We also made the cubby bookshelf to match. We now have 4 girls in that room (the bunkbeds went to the 5 and 3yo on the other side of the room) and everyone is happy and the room does not feel crowded since we have the extra storage.
Storage beds with corner unit & a cubby shelf, too!