That is the wish expressed by my youngest clients at the moment, Jan (age 13) and Christian (age 9).
A lot of children would like to have a bunk bed. This comes as no surprise, for in addition to special sense of security, sleeping up high provides for a great deal of adventure.
But parents, too, love their offspring’s idea, for a well-planned bunk bed will also free up extra storage space for a wardrobe or extra shelving, thereby creating more space for playing.
However, when making plans for a bunk bed, you should consider several important aspects:
1.) How old is your child? In general, the older a child is, the higher the bunk bed can be.
2.) Are certain safety qualities guaranteed, such as stability and the minimum guard rail height? Remember to include the height of the mattress!
3.) How will the bed be anchored?
4.) Do you want to use hardwood or softwood? Be sure to pay attention to material quality in order to reduce the risk of injury.
5.) How has the wood been treated? Are there hazardous substances involved, such as solvents in paint and lacquer, for example?
Remember that there are several additional things to think about when remodeling a child’s room. After all, children don’t just sleep in their room, they also spend a lot of hours playing and learning there as well. That is why safety and the materials used all play big roles, as do the visuals: what materials should we use, where should the bed be positioned, what light sources should we use?
If you’re feeling uncertain about planning and selection, be sure to contact me. I’ve planned and created a great number of children’s rooms.
Here, you’ll find some fine examples for inspiration.