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How To Choose The Perfect Bunk Beds For Your Kids

Bunk beds are great for the kids’ room. They’re space-efficient and fun for the kids but selecting the right type, size and design is not as easy as it may seem. A bunk bed has to be safe, durable and the kids have to like it, the past being the most difficult of all sometimes. So how do you choose the right bunk bed for your kids? These tips might help.

First, measure the room.

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Before you start looking at cute bunk bed designs, measure the room and decide where you want to place it. The measurements can then help you decide which type of bunk bed would be the best choice and you’ll also know what size to look for so it fit properly in the room. Keep in mind that the beds will also have accessories such as ladders or stairs.

Pick a type.

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Despite what some people may think, there’s more than one type of bunk bed to choose from. They range from simple to more complex and come in a variety of configurations. Depending on the space available, the child’s needs and overall design of the room, you should be able to narrow down your choices to only one or two types.

Determine what features are important.

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Different bunk beds and different designs emphasize different features. Determine which ones are important in your case and look designs that include them. For example, you may want the bed to include a large desk or to have plenty of storage.

Make sure it’s age-appropriate.

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Depending on how old your kids are, you may want the bunk beds to feature extra safety features. Whoever gets the top bunk should be the oldest as toddlers can have difficulties getting up and down the ladders. If you have toddles, consider a low-profile bunk bed.

Make sure it’s sturdy.

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Kids are tiny and fragile compared to us but they’re not always gentle. And you definitely want the furniture in their room to be sturdy and durable so check these features before you buy a bunk bed. Give it a good shake and see what happens.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on February 22, 2011

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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