Double bed size is more common than you think, but it’s also a myth.
According to the University of Toronto’s Health Research Institute, the number of people who claim they have a double-bed is on the rise.
And it’s not just about double beds.
“The most common claim that I hear is that double beds are the norm, so the demand is increasing, and so are the prices,” says researcher and physician Dr. Jennifer Stolte.
It’s a myth that you’ll be stuck with one bed when you’re over 100 years old.
“You can have a twin bed, but that’s not going to be the same as having a twin,” says Stolter.
“So there’s no reason to think that you can’t have a single bed.”
It’s true that double- or triple-bed living is increasingly common in Canada, but there are still some major barriers to living in a double.
First, the vast majority of people can’t afford a double for themselves.
In fact, many people in Canada pay for their own double bed, even if it’s a twin.
Even if you have a family member who can afford to pay for the same room, it’s hard to find the space that suits them.
Second, a double may cost more than the cost of a single room.
Even in a city with a high housing costs, double occupancy is more expensive than single occupancy.
This means that double occupancy may be a better option if you’re living in rural areas.
It can also save you money by reducing your energy bill and heating costs.
And a double will also save your family money in the long run, says Stuellt.
“It’s the least expensive option when you look at all the other things that we could do with the same amount of space,” she says.
It might also save money if you get a divorce, but the reality is that most couples in Canada aren’t able to share a bed, so you’re likely to have to share with someone else.
In many cases, people may also have to sell their own space to pay rent.
So, if you live in rural and have no choice, you’re better off sharing with someone you know and trust, says Dr. Stolt.
When it comes to double occupancy, if the twin room is bigger than your other two rooms, then the extra space is going to cost you more, Stolfield says.
But there’s one important caveat.
Even with a twin, you might still need to share your bed with your other family members, such as your grandparents.
“A double bed is more important than a single, but a single is just not going.
It doesn’t matter,” she explains.
“That’s a decision that’s up to the individual.”
It can even be a problem if you move out, and your parents don’t want to share the same bed.
It could also be a challenge if you share your room with your grandparents, who might not want to have the extra room.
If you’re stuck with a double, there are ways to get around it, such an arrangement, Stollten says.
And if you find yourself in a situation where you don’t have any choice but to share, the best option is to ask someone to rent you a room.
“Don’t be afraid to ask,” Stollte says.
“If you don-want to be stuck, then you’ll probably just have to work with your parents or relatives.”
There are also other factors to consider when it comes time to choose the right double bed.
“When you’re in a hurry, you can use a sofa, which will be cheaper,” Stolten says, “but you’re also going to pay more than if you were using a twin.”
You may also want to consider whether the room is big enough for two people.
A large double bed will probably be more comfortable for you and your partner, but if you need to split up or move out of your own space, a smaller double bed might be better, says Erin McVay, a certified professional homecare therapist in Toronto.
If a double is a good idea for you, you should consider how it fits in your lifestyle.
It may be cheaper than renting, but you might also be happier.
If it’s an emergency, you’ll want to talk with a qualified person first.
You’ll also want a room that’s compatible with your lifestyle, Stolketts advice says.
You can find more information on how to choose a double in this article.
If not, Stoltte recommends finding a roommate that shares your room.
But if you do decide to share and can’t find a roommate, there’s always a way to make the most of the extra bedroom space, and you might even be able to save money in your long run.
“I know that this is probably a new idea to you,” Stoltty says, but “there’s a lot of things that are going to