5 Buyer’s Tips for Choosing the Right Bunk Bed
It’s every kid’s dream: a bunk bed. There’s just something about this double-decker furniture that’s so fun and so appealing! If you’re thinking about getting your child the bunk of their dreams, there’s a lot to consider. But don’t worry; buying a bunk bed doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We’ve put together a list of five buyer’s tips for choosing the right bunk bed to make your search easy. See below for our top tips!
Consider Measurements & Placement
Firstly, you need to choose a placement for your bunk. A bare wall without closets, doors, windows, and other protrusions is the best place for these kinds of beds.
Next, you’ll want to measure the area. The last thing you want is a bunk that doesn’t fit. Use a measuring tape to take the length, width, and height of the room. Most retailers describe their products’ measurements in inches, but some measure in feet. Write your measurements down both ways just to be safe.
Choose the Configuration
Bunk beds come in all sorts of configurations. There are trundle bunks, L-shaped bunks, loft bunks, study bunks, novelty bunks, treehouse bunks…your options are seemingly endless. When choosing a configuration, keep the size of the room and your needs in mind. Loft bunks and study bunks are great for teens, while young siblings sharing a room will get more use out of a playful treehouse or novelty bunk bed.
Who’s the Bunk For?
This is very important to consider. Who is the bunk for? Is it for one kid? Two? Four? How old are they? What do they like to do?
If you have more than two kids, an L-shaped bunk bed will help you save space. Play beds are fantastic for young children, but an older child may not have any need for a slide or playhouse. An active child may prefer a more interactive bed, while a quiet bookworm would be happier with a simple bed with storage for their many novels.
You want your child’s bed to grow with them. Choosing a bunk that suits their needs is essential for longevity.
Safety Comes First
Has the bed been tested? Does it have safety features like sturdy rails, ladders, etc.? Safety comes first, so check bunk beds for sturdiness and safety before committing to a purchase.
Keep Things Practical and Fun
Parents want a bunk bed that’s functional. Kids want a bunk bed that’s fun. Fortunately, you can have the best of both worlds. Look for beds with attachable baskets, drawers, or other storage options for practicality and features like a treehouse or market stall design, slides, or a playhouse for encouraging play.
There you have it: our five buyer’s tips for choosing the right bunk bed. Follow this advice, and you’ll have your bunk bed chosen and installed in no time at all.
If you’re still searching for the perfect bunk, why not come and see what Simply Kids Room has to offer? Our solid wood bunk beds are made from eco-friendly Brazilian wood and have a fun, safe, and sturdy construction. Both parents and kids will love these fun and functional bunks!