Popular Bunk Beds
A great space saving solution and ideal for growing families, bunk beds usually come in all sorts of sizes, shapes and styles. From the traditional one up, one down option, to the trio bunk bed which includes a double bed on the bottom, with a single size bed on top - enough room to sleep three – bunks are a popular option. Many models are also available with extra storage options such as drawers and cupboards to save on space and keep bedrooms tidy.
The Sweet Dreams Apollo Bunk Beds feature a single bunk on top with a double bed below. The top bunk is accessed by an easy climb angled ladder with a central support for the lower bed. This triple bunk bed is available in an oak effect or white finish.
When buying a bunk bed, the first thing to do is make sure is that it’s safe. Make sure your new bunk beds conform to safety standards and regulations. As a rule of thumb, bunks need to be thoroughly stable. As many are delivered as flat pack, self assembly models, it’s important that the beds are assembled correctly.
The Briody Oregon Bunk Bed is one of the strongest Bunk Beds in the Market. Made from Solid Pine Wood, this stylish piece of bedroom furniture is available in White or Cream.
Secondly, there should be two guard rails on the upper bunk (*even if it’s going to be against a wall), and the ladder must be firmly secured. Finally ensure that catches and fixings are not accessible and out of reach for small fingers. It is advised that children under six years should not use the top bunk.
Before you buy new bunk beds, you should check that they will fit in the bedroom where they are to be placed. Measure the overall size of the bunk bed, including height, width and depth and ensure there is enough head room in the top bunk; you need at least two feet space between the top bunk and the ceiling. Important too is the choice of mattress; check that it not only fits the bed correctly, but also offers the right level of support and comfort for your needs.
The Sweet Dreams Troy Bunk Beds feature a top bunk bed with a double sofa bed underneath. With its simple sofa bed action, these bunks come with an easy-climb single position ladder, mesh bases and require a standard single mattress 90cm x 190cm and one double futon mattress 135cm x 184cm.
Bunk beds come in a range of different finishes, from painted designs for a traditional feel, to tubular metal frames for a more contemporary feel. Wood is the most popular material for bunk beds, and you can find it in different styles, colours and finishes. Fitting into most décors, wood bunk beds are solid and more durable. An inexpensive solution is the metal bunk. Also available in a variety of colours and styles, classic silver or painted metal finishes will generally compliment most bedroom designs.