As parents, we often buy our kids these gimmick-type beds. But as they get older, we find these beds are no longer useful. I am in that boat today. Our son is now 7 years old, and we need to find him a new bed. He has told us that he would like to have the bunkbed type bed, but without the bunk bed at the bottom. Instead, he wants the desk there. I have been shopping around and looking at different brands. I don’t want to spend more than $500 for this bed, but I do want to find something that he can use well into his teenage years. I’m going to do some comparison shopping this week to see what I can find, but if you have any suggestions, please let me know.