If there are not enough bedrooms in your home to accommodate all the members of your family, it’s a must to be creative with the sleeping arrangement. Like if you have a bunch of kids for example.
Your options include: regular bed, loft bed, inflatable bed, futon and so on. Now, if you want to maximize the floor area but avoid overcrowding, the best solution would to be use a bunk bed.
What’s a bunk bed? This refers to two beds placed on top of the other using a metal or wooden frame. There are four corner posts that support the top bed. There’s usually a safety railing on the top bed to prevent the person sleeping from accidentally falling.
Do you have any idea how bunk beds originate? According to historical accounts, the concept began in ancient Egypt. Back then, people slept on the floor using fur or plant material. Eventually, beds were made as a type of furniture, where people could sleep. Sometime after that, Egyptians started putting two beds together to allow more people to sleep in one room.
If you’re considering this type of bed for your home, there are several safety precautions that need to be followed. For one, make sure that the upper bed has a guardrail. Don’t let anyone sleep on the top bed if there’s no guardrail.
And children above 6 years of age are the only ones who should be allowed to sleep on the top bed. Also, kids shouldn’t be allowed to make the upper level a play area. This is not safe.
See to it too that the framework is sturdy enough to support two beds. Always check the bunk bed and inspect if there are any signs of wear and tear, or loosening of parts. The ladder should be equipped with a night light to prevent accidental falls or slips at night.Image Source: traditionalhome.com