Bunk beds are ideal for creating that much needed extra sleeping space in your children’s rooms. Ideal for brothers or sisters who share a room or for sleepovers, bunk beds made great use of the space in smaller bedrooms. Bunk beds come in many different materials and styles ensuring that there will always be an option suitable for any room. Here is helpful information on these various types:
1. Standard Bunk Beds
These are the most basic type of bunk beds available. They are essentially composed of two bunks, one atop the other, each with a mattress. Also available is the triple bunk bed, which differs from the standard format only in having three sleeping surfaces instead of two. Triple bunk beds are suitable for the most space-challenged bedrooms. They are fitted with long ladders that allow the two climbers to safely access their beds.
While standard bunk beds can be made of metal or wood, triple bunk beds are predominantly made of wood.
L-shaped bunk beds are a complete departure from the standard format. The individual bunks are not connected and are instead built to slide in and out like drawers. Unused bunks can be used as storage space. These beds are somewhat related to trundle beds which are normally set under day beds. Trundle beds can be quickly pulled out when extra sleeping space is required.
2. Metal Bunk Beds
Metal bunk beds, especially well-mades ones, are among the most durable bed structures available. These bunk beds are fabricated in different sizes and making it possible to use different-sized mattress on individual bunks. You will be glad to note that you can get metal bunk beds in most of the colors that are used in bedrooms, so matching the furniture and decor won’t be difficult. These beds are fitted with climbing ladders, welded on strongly enough to be permanent fixtures.
3. Loft Bunk Beds
Loft bunk beds are made in such a way that there is sufficient height between the bed bottom and the floor, about five feet, to allow play, desk or storage space for the child.
4. Futon Bunk Beds
These bunk beds offer seating as well as sleeping areas in rooms with limited space. They are made in such a way that the top bunk is the bed area that contains the mattress. The bottom bunk is made in the form of a couch or futon, creating a comfortable sitting area. Futon bunk beds also look quite attractive in terms of design.
5. Themed Bunk Beds
Themed bunk beds are a great way to customize your child’s bedroom and are designed in themes for both boys and girls. Boys will definitely be into themes like sports, military or racing cars. Girls, on the other hand, may prefer princess or dollhouse themes.