When our children’s office must be a shared space, we face the dilemma of what type of foundation we should choose. The dimensions of the bedroom and the use of it will be factors that will influence the decision. For example, if we want to have a playground or study area when they are growing, we must choose a solution in which the beds leave the necessary free space. One of the possible options is the bunk beds.
Different types of bunk beds for children’s rooms
Bunk beds are furniture made up of two superimposed beds, one on top of the other with the characteristic that they do not need to move for their use. It is a model of beds that especially love children but those mothers are more uncomfortable because of the difficulty of doing the upper part.
The most traditional model, one over the other at the same level, must have a space between beds of at least 80 cm to be comfortable and it is essential to take into account that from the top mattress to the ceiling you must have at least 90 cm
Some bunk beds have the option of incorporating, under the lower bed, storage drawers or an extra trundle bed, ideal for when a friend comes to visit or if three brothers share the room. Think that when opening this bed you should leave a space of proper circulation. About 50 cm can be enough.
A very modern variant is the train bunk beds in which the two beds are only partially overlapped. This will allow for additional storage space under the upper bed: a closet, drawers, and even a small study area. This type of bed is ideal for a narrow room with a wall of 3 to 3’2 meters long.
And another option is to place the two beds in an ‘L’ shape. This allows you to take advantage of the corner area of the bedroom if it is more square and use part of the lower region for a bedside table or a small storage unit.
All these types of bunk beds need an access ladder (about 40 cm wide) to climb to the top. Also as an additional security system it is advisable to have a protective bar to prevent possible falls, especially if the person sleeping above is still small.