There was an old scam some years ago, it went a product like this: A mom and dad tell their two kids that there will soon be an addition meant to their family. The older kid speaks up and says, “Does this mean we’ll be getting a mini-van? inches The same could be said of bunkbeds. As one of the most efficient, space-saving designs, bunkbeds are a clever way to maximize space in a way bed with trundle that’s both fun and functional. The concept of bunkbeds began previously as a way to conserve space in sea-going veins, but it’s a concept that has transitioned well to the home market. Because most kids bedrooms are smaller than adults’, it is not fair to cram them with a dresser, nightstand and bed.
The bunk bed often combines storage and a room in the same space usually occupied by a traditional bed. If you have one child, the excess bunk serves as an impromptu room for your child’s guest. As you add more children to your family, the bunk bed’s value as a space-saver increases, and even becomes a source of entertainment for make-believe and fosters creativity. When budgeting for your bunkbeds, remember that you’re going to save money by not having to buy additional furniture that may crowd your kid’s bedroom.
There are so many new varieties of bunkbeds to select from. If you choose wisely, your purchase could last you and your child from pre-school through college. One of the most attractive features of bunkbeds is that most can be split into two separate beds. This way, your child can enjoy the new bed, even if you don’t think they’re quite ready for the experience of sleeping in the top bunk. When your child is ready, stack the beds into the standard bunk bed arrangement. Some bunkbeds have a desk built-in, or you may find that you will have enough space to add a desk to your child’s room. Quality bunkbeds are virtually guaranteed to grow with your children’s needs, and you will also be able to sell the beds if and when your child decides he wants something else.
In addition to the traditional double-stacking twin bunkbeds, futon bunkbeds are a perfect way to make the most of a smaller space. Whether used in youngsters’ rooms, dorm rooms, or guest rooms, futon bunkbeds give you a great alternative because they include a full-size thick futon on the bottom, and a twin-size bed on top. The futon can then be easily switched from a full-sized bed to a comfortable couch. This option offers great versatility. Futon beds also come in many different styles (solid wood or durable metal) and designs (just change their covers to get a new look for your room). Traditional loft area bunkbeds are also an excellent option for small spaces; these work best for youngsters’ sleepovers and for families who have two or more children sharing a space.
When is the best time for your child to begin using their bunk bed? Well before they are ready for the stacked bunk bed, children can be introduced to the concept. Today’s stacked bunkbeds are suitable for children ages 5 and above, but you will be the best judge of when the appropriate time is for your child. Typically, however, the best indicator of whether your child is ready for a bunk bed is if your child is able to safely navigate the bunk bed’s spectrum. It’s not enough that your child can climb the spectrum, which is usually no worries for an active child, but teach your child that climbing down can be challenging. If you are there to provide inspiration and guidance, this should be a easy task to find out.
In fact, kids will take so quickly to learning how to climb into their bed that it will give them feelings of pride and accomplishment. They will love going to their special, cool place where they can exercise their imagination. Many varieties of bunkbeds help to build on this activity by offering themed bunkbeds: such as castles or explode cruises. These offer kids another break from television and video games, and perchance a quiet personal space where they can curl up with their favorite book.