January 19, 2008
by Don VanPelt
Is there any better, more efficient way to use the space you have in your children’s room than by using bunkbeds? Today’s modern bunkbeds are contemporary, modular, sculptural creations that have taken an old unsafe concept (i.e., your father’s bunk beds) and transformed the notion into something that is completely aesthetic and safe for all but the very youngest of children. Safety should be, of course, the primary concern when buying bunk beds; today, many bunk beds offer safety features to prevent your children from tumbling from the upper bunk. Improved safety ladders also offer parents additional peace of mind.
It’s not just about safety, though. Today’s bunk beds have come a long way from the clunky monstrosities that your parents grew up with. They have become very modern and useful, with all sorts of nooks and crannies for storage. Just think of the space you could save if all of your child’s things could be stored in one area! All that is possible with today’s bunk beds. And, as your child ages, the extra space can be used for bed linens or extra clothes Some bunk beds even convert to a student desk. It’s a Transformer of the very best kind—how have you done without a bunk bed for so long?
And today’s bunk beds are available in such a vast array of hardwoods, laminates, and even eye-pleasing metals. Chances are, whether your tastes run to Colonial, Provincial, contemporary, or your own unique style, there is a bunk bed for you. Seeing really is believing. Some models also come with an additional option of a trundle bed, making the prospect of an unexpected guest not such a big deal after all.
Forget what you thought you knew about bunk beds. Take a moment and visit your local bunk bed dealer (either online or in person). You and your child will appreciate the benefits a bunk bed can bring. Once your child’s bedroom is opened up, you will appreciate the extra space; and he will appreciate the “cool” factor a bunk bed brings. Open up your child’s room—and your own horizons, and consider purchasing a bunk bed today!
Don VanPelt is a writer for Bunk Beds Central who has published many articles about various types of bunk beds including futon bunk beds. Read his comments and recommendations for the best places to buy bunkbeds.