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4 Important Factors In Choosing A Bunk Bed

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More and more Singaporeans are choosing to stay in their current home rather than risk entering the housing market right now. Which means that families are turning to home improvements and space-saving techniques in order to make their homes more comfortable. Choosing a Bunk bed and loft bed are perfect examples of how to save space in a child’s room. Unfortunately, there are no universal standards and buyers should strive to maximize space efficiency when choosing a bunk bed for their children.

For families trying to conserve space, bunk beds and loft beds provide the perfect solution. When used in children’s rooms, they provide more space for other activities and toys. Siblings can share a bedroom or friends have a sleepover solution. Loft beds work best for a single child with a small room. By including desks, drawers, cabinets and trundles into the bed design; choosing a bed that fits will eliminate all space issues.

While it is true that bunk bed and loft bed designs typically follow a standard pattern, there are ways to customize them. Many companies offer many different wood finishes and some even offer themed options like camouflage tents and princess castles.


With so many bunk bed and loft bed design options from which to choose, it is not hard to narrow in on a few winners. Most families are making this investment with hopes that the bed will last many years, so it’s important to consider the bunk bed’s functionality before finalizing the purchase.

Children are likely to grow. Quickly. Will the perfect bed today still manage to fit a gangly preteen or growing teenager? Many bunk beds offer full bunk bed designs along with twins. By choosing a bunk bed made with quality material, the bunk bed has a much greater chance of lasting through childhood. Bunk beds are also made of different heights. So long as a bedroom’s ceilings can accommodate it when choosing a bunk bed, there are some that allow adults and teenagers to sit comfortably on the bottom bunk.

Keeping the design simple and classic also goes a considerable ways towards the longevity of a bunk bed set.  Choosing a simpler design will allow the child to customize her room as she sees fit without changing the bed!

Product Recalls

Although they rarely make big news, bunk beds and loft beds are not immune to product recalls. There have been instances when models have been recalled due to faulty workmanship, guardrail safety and potential for child entrapment. As with all purchases, it is best to check for reviews before purchasing

Method of Construction

Kids abuse their furniture. They jump on it, jump off of it, hang from it and generally test all furniture to its limits. A bunk bed purchased for a kid’s room will have to be sturdy. Even after months of abuse.

Many experts say that metal bunk beds are unsafe. The reason being metal beds are not as sturdy and tend to wobble, dent and bend over the years due to weak joints. Essentially, it may save you money but is not a good investment in the long run.

Wood bunk beds are not without their problems. A good guideline is the heavier the bed, the more likely it will be sturdy and safe. Even with hardwood beds, screws and wing nuts can work loose over time. A properly designed bunk bed will have ample support braces to keep some of the pressure off of the bed’s joints.

Cost of Shipping

Shopping online has changed into a national pastime. Online shopping can be hugely convenient because the customer does not have to haul the heavy bed home. Unfortunately, the price of shipping the bed directly to your door can be costly. That is why it is important when shopping online to check a dealer’s shipping policy before purchasing a bed. Doing business with a company that offers free bunk bed shipping or flat rate shipping can save hundreds of dollars off the price of a new bunk bed!


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