Are your kids sharing a room?
Or do they like to have some friends over for sleepovers?
Or do you have the hope of finding smart ways to optimize space?
Either way, it might be precisely what you need!
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you should consider one.
Fun, functional and practical. It is easy to comprehend the basic concept of a bunk bed frame, very simply its a bed on bed stack. They use the vertical space available in a bedroom to pack two beds into what is typically occupied by one bed.
Make sure that by you get precisely the bunk bed you want. Before buying, consider what type of bunk bed will work best in your home.
They come in several different sizes and different shapes in addition to a variety of material choices. Here are some of the things to consider when choosing a bed that best suits your children’s needs
Here the primary choice is between metal and wood. The bed you decide on is more about aesthetics than one being safer or better than the other one.
Metal Bunks are easier to wipe down and are hard-wearing. Wooden bunks are aesthetically pleasing both can be purchased on a tight budget.
Do you want storage space, drawers, desks, wardrobes, shelving or bookshelves built into them?
Are under-the-bed drawers are included?
How much floor space do you have?
Is there sufficient floor space available for other furniture? Would you like an extra trundle bed to accommodate a third person?
Is there space for boxes or other means of storage under the bottom bunk?
Consider not only how tall the beds themselves are, but how much space there will be between the top bunk mattress and the ceiling. Ensure that your child can sit upright without hitting their head on the ceiling.
You may want to consider whether you can separate the bunk beds and use them as two beds in the future. Needs Change; what’s right for now may not be in the future. Detachable Bunks are an excellent option to consider.
Bunks, where the bottom bed can be converted to a seat, a table or other nice alternative to your room, are also worth looking at.
Standard: Two beds, one stacked on top of the other to save space in small bedrooms, are standard bunks. For easy access to the top bunk, the frame comes with a small ladder.
Wooden bunk beds: Wooden bunk beds are robust, easy to assemble and made of high-quality wood. They are long-lasting and can be re-painted
Metal beds: Are strong, easy to clean and long-lasting, and for a variety of room styles, metal bunk beds are great. They are ideal for older kids who still share a room, offering a design that is more grown-up than painted wood.
With storage: Some bunk beds offer cupboard, shelving, storage space as another way to save space in a small room as well as having two beds. Great to store clothing, toys, trinkets, bedding, whatever you see fit.
Beds with stairs: There are bed frames that come with stairs that can be easier to climb rather than a ladder. These take up a little more room than a traditional ladder, so make sure you have taken into account the available space.
Beds with underneath drawers: The Drawers usually sit under the bottom bunk to ideal for storing, clothing, toys and bedding. They’re perfect for space-deficient rooms.
Bed Terminology – Sleeper beds, Loft Beds, L shaped Bunks:
These types of bunk bed designs are similar to standard bunks. High sleeper bed, sometimes referred to as a loft bed. These types of beds are raised beds designed to be accessed by a ladder or steps. L Shaped Bunks are also similar; the bottom bunk is positioned differently to create the L shape.
These beds are often seen as the all in one bedroom solution. The ultimate space saver, and often feature under bed storage, storage, shelving, desks, wardrobes, drawers or a sofa bed, futon. It’s even possible to get beds with slides! There’s a wide range of kids beds available on the market.
Trundle: A trundle bed is a concealed mattress that is usually stored under a bed frame.
To create an extra sleeping surface, you can pull it out.
Trundle standard bunk beds usually offer a total of three separate mattresses, which is ideal for children who have a lot of sleepovers or for holiday homes that may host different numbers of guests.
The trundle is designed to roll or slide beneath the bottom bunk in a bunk bed arrangement. Trundle beds are usually used as a temporary bed.
Triple Sleeper: When space is restricted at home, triple sleeper bunk beds are perfect. Similar to a standard bunk bed, it can offer up to three beds instead of two beds while taking up only one space. Or it can also refer to a sleeping configuration where the bottom bed is a double, and the top bed is a single bed. This works particularly well where an older child who would prefer more space is sharing with a younger sibling.
Quadruple bunks: provide double bed space, both at the bottom and the top to accommodate four people. Making them the perfect addition to a guest bedroom or ideal for children’s sleepovers.
If you have the space in your home for a quadruple, it may be worth considering. You would be able to put friends and family together easily.
Are Bunk Beds suitable for your child? Usually, the answer is yes if they are over the age of six. Kids Bunk Beds are safe, and beds sold in the UK are up to the required safety standards. They also come with safety features like guard rails, and some have wide steps. We have written an in-depth article that discusses all security features and guidelines that make bunk beds safe.
Please double check all sizes and bed mattresses for your choice of bunk before purchase.