Many of us who grew up in the “old days” have very fond memories of life in bunk beds. Whether you shared your room with your brother or sister or first experienced a bunk bed away at camp or in a dorm, they are a unique bedding solution that has become something of an institution when it comes to bedroom furnishings.Even with today’s expansive homesteads, bunk beds are still a popular solution for kid’s rooms. Even an only child can enjoy the benefits of multiple beds in their room, especially if he or she has friends or cousins who like to have sleepovers.
Today’s bunk beds are a far cry from the ones of the past. Those of days gone by were often horribly creaky and slightly unstable, the product of poor engineering and design. But these beds out on the market now have nothing in common with their rickety ancestors. And you no longer have to just make do with doubling up – triple bunk beds for kids’ rooms are all the rage these days.
The reason? Flexibility and fun. Why else would you want these beds? They give you unparalleled flexibility when it comes to sleeping arrangements. Don’t think for a moment that these triple bunk beds look as if they belong on a Navy destroyer. They are not only functional, but extremely stylish.
You can choose from any number of arrangements for triple beds. While you can get ones that do have the beds three high in a single stack, you can also get L-shaped triple bunk beds that put two kids on the top in the ‘L’ and a second one down below.You can also get L-shaped bunks with a lower and upper births stacked upon one another with a second bed middeck, creating the familiar ‘L’ shaped.
The choices are virtually endless, really. Not only do these designs come with three beds, but you can select a model that also has a built-in desk underneath. How do they manage to pack all that into a single bed unit? You’ll have to see photos of them to believe it. If only they had these back in the day – we’d probably still be staying in our parent’s homes, never wanting to leave.
Triple bunk beds aren’t necessarily three beds, either. You can also get models that have a full sized bed down below and a twin up above, creating a handy sleep solution for those who entertain overnight guests. A couple can sleep down below while their child sleeps up above. Who says bunk beds are just for kids these days?
There are a couple of considerations to take into account when adding triple bunk beds to your home. First, some of these models would be better off with a higher ceiling. While they work fine with an 8′ ceiling they really shine with a 10′ ceiling. You won’t hear things suddenly go bump in the night when the upper bunk mate suddenly sits up after a bad dream.
A triple bunk bed may seem like a nightmare to make up in the morning or even get into. But furniture designers have come up with some really smart concepts to make it easier to access those fitted sheet corners or even the bed. For the kids, getting into bed can be a ball. Some models have ladders or even a small staircase, making the bed a place for adventure as well as sleep. Don’t be too surprised if you find the sheets hanging off the side in an attempt to create a makeshift fort. In fact, you may start to wonder why you ever made the bed in the first place.
Triple bunk beds are a big treat for youngsters and young teens a like. It makes it easy for them to have sleepover guests on occasion, where all the kids can spend the night in the same room without ever having to roll out a sleeping bag or make due with the floor. And if you have only one child in the family he or she can sleep on a different level every night, at least until a new baby brother or sister comes into the world.
If you’re looking for a lot of flexibility for kids, triple bunk beds are the hot ticket for today’s homes.