Bunk beds are wonderful, ingenious inventions that make it possible to meet your children’s furniture needs, even in limited spaces. Before you go out and purchase the first bunk bed you see, however, it would be a good idea to take some things into consideration. Here are some things to think about:
- Sleeping Needs vs. Storage Needs. You can find the traditional, one-twin-on-top-of-the-other type of bunk bed or you can find much more elaborate versions. If you have several children sharing one room, you might be interested in a full-on-bottom, twin-on-top arrangement, or even that plus a trundle bed. If you are more interested in saving space and increasing storage, consider a unit that has a built-in bookshelf, desk, and chest of drawers.
- Age of Your Children. Older kids may understand the concept of why it’s not a good idea to jump or fall from a top bunk, but toddlers may not. If you are considering bunk beds, but you still have small children who will be sharing, you may want to establish a safety rule about who is allowed to use the top and who is not. If you don’t think your small children can or will follow such a rule, you may want to hold off on your purchase for a year or two.
- Future Needs. If you plan on having more children or have infants that will eventually need to share the room, it’s important to think in terms of the future. Otherwise, you may end up purchasing a bunk bed set that works well now, but will be inadequate for your family’s needs in just a few years.
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