Because I know EVERYONE is simply sitting on the edge of their seat, waiting to see what sort of steps my dh built, I offer you installment #3 in the continuing bunk bed saga:
As you can see, he went for the steps.
I was pushing for the plain ladder option, simply because here at Dinkytown Estates, space is at an absolute premium. [Suburban Cowgirl had that in mind when she chose the "steps with storage" option, so I give her credit for her guess].
I must state for the record that dh was more than willing to do a plain ladder for me, but since I saw he had his heart set on making the steps, I bowed out of the decision and told him to have a blast -- which he did.
The next phase is the trundle bed, which he'll be making sometime in the next week or so.
I'll try to refrain from any more bunk bed pictures... at least until I paint the beds!