Space Saving Bunk Beds – Need More Bedroom Space – Think Up!

space saving bunk beds
Low Loft Bed with Steps, 3 Drawer Chest, Bookcase and Desk with Student Chair.

Do you need more floor space in a bedroom?  Do you have multiple children who need to share a bedroom?  Does your teen regularly have friends over to hang out.?  Then you could use a space saving bunk bed.

Bunk beds have been around for a long time.  There are basically two types – bunk beds and loft beds.   A bunk bed consists of two beds stacked one on top of the other and the beds can be twin or full size. On the other hand, a loft bed usually has a bed on the top bunk with a work or study area below.  It may have a desk or storage drawers built into the design.  The top bed of a loft may also be twin or full size.  Both types of beds use a ladder or steps to access the top bunk.  Most styles can be separated into single twin or full size beds if desired.

Bunk beds and loft beds can be made out of wood or metal.  Wood is durable and adds natural beauty to any room.   Wood bunk beds are usually more expensive and heavier than their metal counterparts. Metal bunk and loft beds come in a variety of styles.  They are very affordable and easy to move around.  As long as you purchase from reliable manufacturers, wood or metal bunk beds and loft beds should be safe and durable.

What safety considerations are there with bunk beds?  s safety could depend on this factor and it should be your biggest motivator.  Make sure the bed meets the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) Safety Standards for bunk beds as well as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards.  When you receive the bed, read all the manufacturers safety recommendations and enforce those with your children. Bunk beds are fun and made to be enjoyed by children but teach the kids how to enjoy them and still be safe.  Bunk beds were not meant to be playground equipment although some of them come close with tents and slides.  If used properly and made well, they will be safe.

The featured image shows a low loft stairway bed with steps that double as storage drawers.  The three drawer chest, bookcase, and sliding desk all fit neatly under the bed freeing up the rest of the room for play.  The floor space all of these pieces take up is little more than a standard twin bed.  This Maxtrix  bed can be reconfigured many ways as your needs change.  Also, the low lofts are a perfect way to introduce your younger child to elevated sleeping. So, if you are looking for a way to save space, add beauty to your home, tidy up your bedroom or just add a neat piece of furniture,  consider a bunk bed or loft bed.  With all the available options, there is a bed for everyone.

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