The experience of sleeping in bunk beds, whether it was because you shared a room with your brother or it was during summer camp, is one that offers unparalleled sense. Bunk beds are the ideal option when you live in a house where there are more people than rooms, when you have a small unused space you would like to add value to or in the children’s room, for both functionality and looks.
For children, bunk beds have a huge advantage: they don’t take out space from the study or play area and, moreover, they offer the opportunity of creating two distinct areas in the room. This is very useful especially for those living in small apartments.
Compliance with the minimum height is the only important requirement, the rest being up to your needs and creativity.
It is not at all imperative for the bed to be made out of timber of for it to be placed directly onto the floor. Actually, there are solutions which allow you to lift the beds when no one is sleeping and take advantage of the space beneath. The age of the child might inspire the purpose you give to this space under the bed: it may be a play area or, why not, a study area if you place a desk below the bed. These examples are integrated solutions that may include metal railings or minimalist ladders.
By choosing a bunk bed for a child, you will also give him a sense of privacy. He will feel like he’s living and sleeping in an attic, protected from the eyes of other family members.
When buying a bunk bed, you have to make sure the color matches the environment you already created in the room. Even if you are planning on separating the space in two distinctive areas, each one of them with its own characteristics, they must be fully harmonized.
You can choose to build the bunk bed yourself, but specialty stores are offering so many models that are easy to install and very safe, so why bother?
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