The use of bunk beds in most households has really become popular over the years; especially when the kids are many. For so long, people preferred using single beds, but this is not the case anymore. What makes them favorable is because these consist of more than one bed, with the other bed stacked on top. It is normally supported by four pillars with each located at every corner. The bunk board consists of rails where one can use it to get to the top bed. This type of bed has been embraced by many, and is being used in places with limited space such as army garrisons, ships, dormitories, hostels, prison cells, summer camp cabins, etc.
With its numerous applications, it has led to the creation of different types ofbunk beds:
i. Standard – this is basically the most common type. It mostly consists of two beds, one on top of the other, both with mattresses. It can also be available in triple form, with the only difference being it will consist of three beds. Triple bunks are perfect for rooms with very limited space, as they will accommodate more. They are fitted with ladders to assist the climbers to reach safely to their beds. The standard type can be constructed with different materials such as wood or metal.
ii. L-shaped – This type uses a totally different module when compared with the standard type. This is because the bunks are built in such a way, they slide in and out like drawers. And sometimes, the unused bunk can be used as a storage space for various things.
iii. Loft – They are constructed in such a way that there is enough space between the bottom bed and the floor, creating room for working areas, chest drawers, playing area, etc. In this module, the vertical space area is maximized. They can be constructed with two or three beds.
iv. Futon beds – This type offers both a sitting couch and a sleeping bed. In most cases, the top bunk consists of a mattress, while the bottom bunk is made in the form of a couch. They have a very appealing design.
v. Themed-beds – these are mainly built and customized in different themes such as sports cars, dolls, etc.
There are a lot of advantages that come about when using bunk beds:
First and foremost, they save a lot of space. These accommodate a lot of people in a limited space or area.
They are so cost-effective and cheap when compared with single beds. This is because you don’t have to buy another bed just to accommodate more; the bunks on the beds just work right. There is no need to buy headboards or bed bases, which save a lot.
To ensure safety, the top bed should be well lined up with safety rails. This prevents the user from falling or rolling down to the floor, which may cause serious injuries. Also, it should also have rails to help users of top beds get to them safely.