Is a Bunk Bed a Good Option for a Kid’s Room?
Parents are sometimes hesitant to go so far as to buy a bunk bed for their kids. That’s a long way down, after all. But there are a lot of benefits to bunk beds that you might be overlooking. We’re breaking down the benefits to bunk beds and why you might be missing out.
They’re cost effective
If you need more than one bed because there is more than one child going to be living in the room, a bunk bed can be a very affordable option. Because they are one structure, discount furniture stores will offer you one for a lower price than two beds. You can even get beds that have space for a double mattress on the bottom, so it fits three. Useful if another little one comes your way, or your kids have fun at sleepovers.
Saves a lot of space
The most obvious perk to a bunk bed is that you are using a lot of unused vertical space. Even if you only have one child inhabiting the bunk bed, you can do a lot with the space underneath. You can put a desk in there, to help with homework or give them a space to be creative. Stack the space with toys, put a small sofa in for a little entertainment area, whatever you need.
This means that you can turn one room into whatever you think suits best. Is it storage? A gaming station? An art studio? A library? A bunk bed can accommodate it.
They create separate space
Bunk beds can be useful in raising considerate children. With one having the top bunk and one having the bottom, you create a physical barrier, so they don’t have to have the “That’s your side of the room and that’s mine” conversation. They can have a little privacy, and yet still be able to talk.
They’ll learn to look after the rest of the room, too. Since no side of the room is “theirs”, they will have to share it. When you tell them to tidy up, they’ll have to split the responsibilities. This will be useful in the future as it will set a foundation for them in the future. They learn to share, but with privacy.
They’re versatile and customizable
Bunk beds are even taking off amongst adults, but they’re not called bunk beds there. No, loft beds are the latest craze. Mainly, this is due to the storage aspect. They’re popular amongst students in dorm rooms, studio apartment renters, and people working from home. Use the top bunk as usual and then install either another bed, some storage, or a desk in your newfound space.
And that’s without mentioning that they come in different heights to suit your usage. If you’re only looking for storage, you can get bunk beds with deep drawers installed on a lower bed, so you don’t need to worry about the little one falling too far if their foot slips.