When kids reach a certain age, especially same-sex siblings, you may at one point consider having them share a bedroom. Some of the factors that may come into play are, do they want to share a bed? Do we have enough room for two beds if they do not want to sleep together? How can we maximize space in their bedroom so that they still have room to play, study and coexist, so to speak? This is where many people begin to consider bunk beds. They save room so that the dresser, nightstands and even a kids computer desk can still fit, and they are exciting for just about any young age.
Some parents may be hesitant to consider bunkbeds because they worry that a younger aged child may climb and fall. Well, guess what? They make smaller versions of bunk beds that are very low to the ground and have a smaller gap in between the top bunk and bottom bunk to prevent accidents with toddlers. This will probably put a lot of parents at ease if a bunk bed will be your ‘big bed’ transition for their toddler.
Later on, if you acquire more room or wish to separate the kids, most traditional bunk beds with a twin on both the top and the bottom do separate into two twin beds easily. Or, if you are only considering a bunkbed for one child, there are loft styles available which have a bed on the top and a desk/study area below. This is a great space saver as well! Whatever your specific needs may be, there are definitely enough options to start with. Make a list of what you are looking for and check out the options. You may even end up choosing a style you hadn’t thought of before! Chances are, your kids will be happy and their room will accommodate their needs. Best of all, bunk beds are fun – your kids will thank you!