Sharing a bedroom can make kids feel crowded because there is never enough room to put all of their things. Investing in a kids bunk bed is the perfect way to free up some space for other furnishings. Bunk bed styles have evolved over the years, so there are many different varieties to choose from.
The most popular kids bunk bed style is the twin bed stacked on top of another twin bed. If your needs change, the twin over twin bunk bed style can be separated into two beds. Loft-style beds have the top bunk placed at a 90 degree angle over the bottom bunk. Your kids can use the extra space under a loft-style bed to place a study desk.
Futon-style kids bunk beds have a twin
on the top and a futon on the bottom. The futon on this style bunk bed can double as a sitting area where kids can read books or watch television. Trundle style beds do not stack on top of each other like traditional bunk beds. Trundles look like regular beds, but they have a smaller bed underneath that can be pulled out as needed to accommodate another child.
can be made of either metal or wood. Some types of wood bunk beds have built-in storage compartments where children can store their clothes, shoes, school supplies and other belongings. Bunk beds with extra storage space can help keep junk off the floor so the bedroom stays neat and organized.
A quality kids bunk bed can last for years. When your children outgrow the beds you can donate them to charity or pass them down to other family members. For safety reasons, children under the age of 6 should not sleep on the top bunk of a bunk bed.