If you make the decision to buy a bunk bed for your kids there are a couple of safety factors that you would have to keep in mind. Bunk beds are a great piece of furniture, but they can present a danger if someone falls from the top bed.
Firstly you will have to consider the age of your children. If your children are younger than eight years old, I would not recommend a bunk bed. If your children are different ages, make sure the older child sleeps on the top bed.
Most bunk beds have a guardrail on the top bed that can prevent most accidental falls. You can also have a custom furniture builder adjust the height of the guardrail if it is not high enough for you. The mattress used on the top bunk bed also cannot be too thick because of the height issues.
You also have to find out if the bunk bed that you have purchased already has a bunkie board – that is a platform that stabilizes the surface under the mattress. Most bunk beds, already has this bunkie board installed, but in some instances, you have to buy it separately.
A bunk bed can be a fun, space saving addition to your child’s bedroom. By adding a bunk bed you can free up space otherwise occupied by another bed or beds. You can choose between wood or metal framed bunk beds that will fit in with any type of existing home decor that you might have. If you decide to paint your bunk bed, be sure to use latex semi gloss paint and will not present a danger to your children.
Most furniture stores will have a wide variety of bunk beds available to purchase. You can also get expert advice for any special needs that you might have at your local furniture store.