Single Size Bunk Beds
Aside from the fun factor, bunk beds are practical and attractive pieces of furniture. Many include separate storage spaces to tuck away personal items or display favourite baubles. Available in sizes besides single, these beds may come with features that improve functionality and increase floor space.
What are the advantages of owning bunk beds?
When you want to maximise every inch of space, a bunk bed uses vertical space so the room doesn't look crammed full of furniture. The bed's footprint opens up additional space for a study desk, toy trunk or a free-standing wardrobe. Likewise, these sleeping quarters are not only for kids since many households include bunk beds in guest rooms when you have more lodgers than rooms. You can purchase these beds in sizes other than single, such as double bunk bed frames, as well as queen and king sizes to accommodate a house full of kids or visitors. Equally advantageous is that headboards and footboards are built into the frame so you don't need to buy the components separately.
What features do bunk beds have?
You can choose a white bunk bed frame that fits in with a Shabby Chic decor, steel and other metal frames or rich-toned wood frames, such as oak and pine. Futon bunk beds include a couch on the bottom that converts into a bed as well as a top bunk. Some models have shelves and built-in caddies attached to the sides that are sized to hold a laptop, books and other objects. When rooms have low ceilings, choose a low bunk bed that's the perfect size for toddlers to climb into. Additionally, a built-in desk, shelves or one or more closets support a loft bunk bed with access to the bed from a ladder or stairs.
What should you consider before purchasing bunk beds?
There should be a minimum of 61 centimetres of head room between the top of the bed and the ceiling. Depending on your home's architecture and the furniture's design, you could have enough room for triple bunk beds. Some configurations incorporate a double bed on the bottom with a single bed overtop or three single beds stacked vertically. If smaller children sleep on the top bunk, make sure the bed has guardrails or have them installed.