Bunk beds have many designs. They include twin size beds, L-shaped beds, loft children beds, a twin or double bed and a trundle design. A basic one includes two simple sized beds. Loft beds are single beds over a storage place. Some come with a single bed over a futon. Some beds offer 3 tiers. Some beds come with trundles for smaller children.
Here is the dilemma when it comes to how to choose an adequate bunk bed: A bunk bed for a child and an adult shall be strong enough to support their weight. Wooden frames in a bunk bed are the strongest since metal frames and aluminum can bend.
A practical bunk bed is considered as a multipurpose piece of furniture. A functional bunk bed can have storage drawers underneath . Moreover, there is a trundle system bunk bed that supports having 3 persons on board. It saves space in the room by sliding the trundle which provides an extra bed.
What about safety? Ikea kids beds are recommended for ages ranging from 7 years and up. Anyone who sleeps on the top should be able to sleep at that level without being liable to the danger of falling out. For the top of the bunk bed , there should be handrails and the rail opening on the bottom half of the bed isn’t more than 15 inches wide.
The rails should be higher than the mattress by at least 5 inches. For more safety, there shouldn’t be anything hanged from the sides of the bunk bed frame so that it wouldn’t cause suffocation if wrapped around the kid’s neck. Screws are forbidden into the side of a bunk bed since they may cut the skin of the child. Moreover, there should be enough space for the head of the child to avoid the danger of being hit. The bunk bed shouldn’t be near a lighting fixture or a ceiling fan.
The quality is crucial so that the bunk bed would last for years after the kids grow older. Wood is a heavy duty material in terms of durability. Finally a suitable mattress should be put on the bed.