With constraints in space, adding more beds to meet the needs of the children or to accommodate the guests was an impossible task. But, with the introduction of bunk beds, this has become a reality. This is a vertical form of arranging the bed; putting one bed over the other. Much before you adopted this kind of beds in your home, these were used in ships. The sleeper coaches of long distance trains have this kind of beds as well.
When you accommodate one bed over the other, naturally, it saves a considerable amount of space. This enables you to accommodate more people in any given area. Many of the hotels have rooms that are equipped with this category of beds.
Kids are fascinated:
Kids would be fascinated with this type of beds. These beds enable the children to sleep in the same room with their siblings or close friends. Naturally, it helps in developing better understanding and confidence among each other.
The bunk beds are available in innumerable designs and styles. You may wonder that some of the manufacturers have displayed more than 360 varieties of these beds! The beds are available in several stunning colors and shades. Some of the other salient features of these beds could be discussed as follows:
· The beds are made of wood and metal or with a combination of both. Some of the popular designs are Loft and study beds, L shaped beds, double/single futon (trio) beds and king-size beds. Interestingly, futon beds are so versatile, these can even be converted into a sofa. Beds with some exclusive designs are provided with desk, cabinet and even slides.
· In some of the designs, individual drawers and racks are also provided where you can keep stationery or such other personal belongings. In addition to this, every bed is provided is individual lighting facility.
· You must ensure the bunk beds are made strictly in compliance with the approved safety standards. Further, it should also be ensured that beds have enough space to provide comfort to the occupants. The upper bed should be connected with a suitable ladder. In some cases, the designers have provided steps to reach the upper beds. From the safety point of view such design would be an ideal choice.
· These beds are normally designed for kids. However, if you want these beds for use by adults, then you may have to get the design customized appropriately. There are manufacturers who custom design these beds to the specific requirements of the clients.
Safety of the children:
Normally, children have a tendency to occupy the upper bed. However, it is suggested that children below 6 years should be restrained from doing so. Further, again from the safety point of view, not more than one person should be allowed on the upper bed. According to safety standards, the maximum weight allowed per upper bed is 160 lbs, unless it is designed to take more weight.
Attend to maintenance;
In some cases, the beds may need some maintenance like replacing the fasteners or painting and so on. Such maintenance should be attended to at the earliest possible time.