When space is an issue and when you have only a certain number of bedrooms that you would all want to fit in, then among your best mates would be double bunk beds that have existed for as long as anyone could remember. Below are some of the best-sellers to help you pick the one that would best suit your bedroom.
What Are the Different Kinds of Double Bunk Beds?
A double bunk bed is a kind of bed where one double bed frame is placed on top of the other, enabling two or more beds to share the available floor space normally needed by only one. They are most commonly found in military bunkers, ships, on airplanes, in dormitories, hospitals, summer camps, prisons and the like, among other places. The standard sizes for double bunk beds for kids include: twin, full, queen, king, American, European and California. But there are also sizes specially made for little children and even pets. There are many different varieties of double bunk beds for kids that you can choose from depending on your needs, which includes:
o Ladders: One of the popular types of double bunk beds for kids is the ladder frame, which is a simple frame with either no stairs or a set of stairs placed at regular intervals along the wall, which allows the kid to climb up into the sleeping area without needing to use the ladder. This is an ideal choice for children who are afraid of heights and those with limited mobility. The ladder model is usually placed on the bottom bunk, allowing the adult to climb into the middle or top bunk without having to use the ladder. For safety reasons, the ladder models are usually not used by younger children, as they may be more capable of rolling off the sides. The ladder models are also available in different colors to match the decor of your bedroom.
o Loft beds: A loft bed is a slightly more innovative version of double bunk beds for kids, which is a piece of furniture that converts into two beds when opened. It usually features a simple, single door and is usually placed against the wall adjacent to your child’s bedroom. Most of them feature a slide mechanism at the bottom, which allows you to lock in either the upper or lower bed. They are most often used in childrens’ rooms because of their convenience and functionality. They are ideal for small rooms that have only a single bed or space.
o Single loft bed: A single loft bed is the traditional choice for two children. They are a simple, single bed frame with two single doors, which allow you to convert them from a twin bed into a double bed very easily. The door system can be opened, making it easy for you to make use of the stairs in the same way you would make use of the drawers in a twin bed. This type of loft bed saves space, which is often overlooked while designing a room.
o Full bunk beds for kids: This is not technically a combination, but it is sometimes mistaken for one when in fact, it is the opposite. A full bunk bed consists of two beds that are attached to each other with a set of stairs leading to the top level of the bed. Because of its name, you can actually convert it into a twin bed by removing the bottom bunk and connecting it with the top one with a set of stairs. It is the best choice for little children who need to sleep close to their siblings.
o Basement bunk beds: These types of loft bunk beds are usually located below an existing structure, such as an add on. If you are building a new home and are considering this option, it is wise to make sure that there is adequate space under your home to have an appropriate loft ladder. The standard height for bunk beds is six feet, although the most common height is five feet.
o Loft ladder: A loft ladder is a simple set of steps leading up to the top level of a twin bed. It is an excellent choice if space is limited, or if you want to have a small space near your children’s sleeping area. It is also a preferred choice because of its simplicity, enabling you to install it with ease, even if you don’t have enough space for a set of stairs leading to the top. However, a ladder such as this can be hard to install if your loft is not of standard size, as most loft ladders are manufactured according to standardizing dimensions.
o Mattress set: Mattress sets, which include a twin size bunk, will usually consist of two single mattresses placed one atop the other. Some mattress sets will also include a bottom mattress. Because these are called “double” mattresses, they provide the same comfort and support that you get from a twin bed. You can opt for a double mattress, such as a “standard” mattress, or you can choose to purchase an individual twin mattress. You can also purchase additional items such as a change mat and/or a futon pad.