Before you buy a bunk bed you should consider the floor space and ceiling height of the bedroom, decide what type of bunk bed you are looking for, decide what additional features and configurations you need, and decide what type of material and color you want the bed to have.
Choosing and buying furniture can be a meticulous undertaking, more so if the furniture you are buying is something your kids will use. In the case of buying bunk beds for your children, you should not only keep in mind certain safety precautions, but also make sure that the bed is something your children will like and will be comfortable sleeping in. Here are additional tips that you should know before buying a bunk bed.
Consider the floor space and ceiling height of the bedroom
Bunk beds are practical choices for small-sized rooms or if you want to save on space. This type of bed also has numerous benefits for large rooms. In both cases it is important to consider the size of the room the bunk bed will be in before choosing one to buy. Measure the floor space and ceiling height of your child’s room. Make sure that you give an allowance of at least 2 feet space between the upper bunk and the ceiling to keep your kids from bumping their heads. There are several variations of the bunk bed, and knowing your floor space will help you get an idea of what type and size of bed the room can accommodate.
Decide what type of bunk bed you are looking for
There are several variations of bunk beds, and each incorporates different styles and features. Basic bunk beds, for example, can come with two twin-sized beds for the two bunks or one twin-sized bed for the upper bunk and a full-sized bed for the lower bunk. Deciding what type of bunk bed you are looking for will rely mainly on your need and preference. Consider points like the age and size of your children, the number of children who will be sleeping in the room or whether your child would want spare bed space for guests.
Decide what additional features and configurations you need
The wide variety of bunk beds also includes additional features like shelves, dressers, desks, trundle beds and many others. Some bunk beds even have fun configurations like tents and slides. All the available features may seem tempting, but they also might defeat the main purpose of bunk beds which is to efficiently use floor space. Therefore, it is important that you have an idea of what special features you want the bed to have. You can also discuss this with your child so you will have an idea of what he or she needs.
Decide what type of material and color you want the bed to have
Bunk beds also come in different materials, from metal to wood, and in different shades. There are modern-looking bunk beds made of sleek metal and elegant bunk beds made of dark wood. Choosing what type of material or color you want is mainly based on personal aesthetic and preference. You may want to consider the room where the bed will be so you can match the bed with the room’s theme. You can also ask for your child’s opinion and preference.
Bunk beds are classic pieces of furniture. Its many variations and features give it a versatile and functional edge to match different tastes and needs.