Metal Bunk Beds Can Be A Space-saving Solution
It is a fact of life that no matter how much space you seem to have in your house, particularly when you have children, there is never enough space to go around, and this is certainly true when it comes to the bedroom, and you try to find furniture which will give you enough storage space but yet which does not take up too much room space and make the place appear cluttered and untidy. For this reason many people like to look at metal bunk beds, since they gave a really compact sleeping space, which is usually enough for children to sleep in comfortably, but yet which can easily fit in a fairly small room.
Over the past few years there has been a great increase in the various bunkbed types that are available, and this type of sleeping accommodation has become increasingly popular among people who live in small apartments and have children that have to share a bedroom. Originally bunkbeds were mainly used in dormitories and barracks, but to have them in the home is now commonplace. Bunk beds made of metal are popular mainly because they are very lightweight, as well as being very durable. They can also easily be assembled and taken down if they want to be moved to another room, which also makes them a very portable type of bed.
For many people who have children they need to have a fairly inexpensive option, and therefore if you are looking for cheap bunk beds it is usually a good idea to go with the metal version because wood bunks tend to be on the more expensive side. Metal bunk beds tend to be cheaper simply because the materials are cheaper, and the manufacturing process is very simple. Wooden bunk beds on the other hand, especially antique types, are often finished by hand, which adds greatly to the production process and therefore the cost.
Triple bunk models
One of the most popular types of twin bunk beds, are the type with two levels and made for two people to sleep one on top of the other. There are actually triple bunk beds, but these are usually needed only when sleeping accommodation is at a premium, and for most families a twin is what is needed. The traditional twin bunk bed will have a ladder to enable a person to get into the top bunk, while there will also be safety rails on the top bunk to stop a child from falling out. Make sure that any bunkbed you buy does have adequate safety rails, usually at least 4 inches in height, although it is possible to get a 6 inch safety rail on some models.
You also need to remember that the bunkbed does not need to be used for two people. There are now single bunk beds available on the market, which use the space beneath the bunk for other items of furniture such as any storage cabinets, drawers, wardrobes, and in some cases even a study area containing a desk, table lamp, and drop-down storage drawer, which enables the child to have a place to do homework and other study without taking up more space in the room.
Child's bed sizes
There are various bunk bed sizes, and the one you choose will depend on whether you are choosing a bunk bed for an adult or child, though it can be an idea to purchase a full sized bunk bed even if the bed happens to be for a child, so that there is no need to buy a new bed when the child grows up. For the most part, children's bunk beds are the most common type, and usually designed in a way that makes it attractive to children, including metal frames that are painted in bright colors, including, red, yellow, and even - in the case of girls bunk beds - colors such as bright pink. These designs can also include cartoon characters and pictures of the moon and stars. For those looking for a modern bunk bed, a futon bunk bed can also be a great choice, since this is a really great mattress for a child to sleep on.
For the parent with a school-age child, the Powell Monster bedroom study loft bed can be a great choice. This costs about $600, and has a sturdy tubular steel frame, with study desk underneath the bed. The desk has a laminated work surface, and also hanging mesh pockets and a storage shelf. The bed is a twin size, while the area beneath it can be used as a computer area. From Vision decor comes a twin size black metal bunk bed, made with metal tubes. This model is also available in blue and white, to add a modern feel to the bedroom. Costing about $350, this is a classic kids bunk bed, measuring 78 inches wide x 41 inches deep x 60 inches high.
Futon bunk beds
For an oriental feel, look at the Linon futon bunk beds range, retailing at around $440. It has a built-in ladder, while the top bunk is enclosed for safety. The futon can be used as a sofa or bed, while the powder-coated frame is chip resistant and durable. Dimensions are 60 inches high x 78 inches wide x 42 inches deep, and can use a standard twin-size mattress or futon mattress
When looking at bunkbed prices, it is always a good idea to look at some of the many online suppliers that are now giving some great discount deals. As mentioned earlier, metal bunk beds tend to be cheaper than their wooden counterparts, so by going around to some of the online suppliers you can probably find a bunk bed setup that will give you some great sleeping arrangements without having to break the bank.
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