February 1, 2008
As any parent knows, kids have a lot of stuff. Whether it’s their toys, supplies for their arts and crafts projects, or just their many collections, there never seems to be enough space in their room. We’re here to help. By using futon bunk beds, you can not only have more space, but now your kid’s bedroom will be the coolest one on the block.
With a futon bunk bed, there is the top bed and the bottom is a convertible bed/couch that can be switched back and forth to either in minutes. So, not only does your child have a separate living space, but there is also an additional sleeping space when your child invites someone to spend the night. Everybody always wants to go spend the night at the house of someone who has bunk beds. Some styles of futon bunk beds are also equipped with built-in storage space, another convenience.
The only limit to a futon bunk bed is your imagination. With so many different covers available for futons, you can change the look of your child’s room in minutes. Futon bunk beds are also available in a wide array of materials from solid wood to sturdy, durable metals. Whether your child’s tastes run from playful to sophisticated, futon bunk beds offer something for everybody.
As with all bunk beds, safety is the primary concern when you are shopping for futon bunk beds. Although these beds are ideal for making the most out of a limited space, there are some specific safety features that you should be aware of before you make your investment. Please do your homework before making this important purchase.
First and foremost, buy from a reputable dealer who sells high-quality furniture. The dealer wants to make sure your child is safe, so they will sell a product that is well-constructed and should last your child from preschool through college. The guard rails and the ladder are two places where the manufacturer should concentrate additional workmanship to ensure that the bed is safe for your child. When you get your new purchase home, please follow the installation directions to the letter; we can not stress enough how important it is to follow the manufacturer’s directions for assembly.
Of course, all that matters to your kid is that his bed is cool. You can help this along by choosing the theme of the bunk bed with your child; a futon bunk bed offers many options in fabric and design. What works best for your theme? Wood or metal? There are plenty of options to make everyone happy. Make sure, however, that everything goes together in a visually pleasing way, and that all the safety features have been checked off.
And, as a side note, there is a common perception that wooden frame is more durable than a metal one. However, this is not entirely true anymore. With so many advances in construction and design techniques, both materials are equally sturdy, and it should just be a matter of personal preference. Keep in mind that some people say that wooden futons can look clunky, while those made of metal give the room the illusion of having more space. Whichever you decide, always go with a reputable dealer who knows their product well, and can explain the benefits of each style you may be considering.
Don VanPelt is a writer for Bunk Beds Central who has published many articles about various types of bunk beds. Read his comments and recommendations for the best places to buy bunkbeds.