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Bunk Beds for My Kids Plus History and Types of Bunk Beds

>> Wednesday, June 9, 2010

We have small bedroom and my kids share a room so we wanted a bunk bed. I found mine on It was a fabulous deal but it did take some work. My husband sanded it down to get out all the scratches, dents, and marker spots. Then I painted it with a coat of primer and a coat of white. My kids got out the stickers and decorated too! Here is how their bunk beds turned out:

Bunk beds have gained in popularity because of their space-saving and multi-purpose benefits. What really are bunk beds and where did they come from?

Bunk beds are made up of two beds, one on top of the other. A frame supports these two beds, along with a ladder going to the top bed. There is really no evidence on how the use of bunk beds began or where it started. However, during the ancient times, the Egyptians who introduced the use of beds, were found to have utilized a loft bed, which is similar to that of a bunk bed. Others consider it as a type of bunk bed.

Bunk beds are ideal for rooms with limited floor space, such as small rooms, dorms, military camps, and even ships. They are also fun for your kids who are sharing the same room. These bunk beds are usually made up of wood or metal.

Different types of bunk beds:
1. Twin over twin. This is simply described as a twin-sized bunk bed on top of another twin bunk bed. Otherwise known as standard bunk bed, this is the most common type of bunk bed available in the market and sought after by users because it saves a lot of space.
2. Twin over full. This type of bunk bed is a twin-sized bed on top of a full-sized bed. You can also choose other bed size combination, such as full over full bunk beds, depending on your needs and the size of bed your room can accommodate.
3. L-shaped. This type of bunk bed is designed in a such a way that it forms an L when viewed from the top. The bottom bed is positioned forming a right angle with the top bed. The other side is usually utilized as a working or study table great for you and your kids or designed with drawers.
4. Futon bunk beds. Futon bunk beds are very practical for small rooms and apartments, where you can integrate a couch and bed with one piece of furniture. This type of bunk beds are designed with a twin or full top bed and a bottom bed, usually full-sized, that can be converted into a couch for day use.

It is great to see how bunk beds have evolved from standard bunk beds to sophisticated futon beds and fun loft beds, allowing you to choose from many different styles that suit your needs. Bunk beds not only help you with your limited room space, but they also satisfy your style and help create a fun room for your kids to sleep, play, and study. Check out this one!


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Anonymous,  said... September 3, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

Wow you did a great job redoing the kids bunk bed! We got one for our sons who share a room and for peace, we got the twin over double. The older boy loves having extra space on the bottom bunk and our young son loves having the bunk up top! Win-Win for us because no one fought over who slept where!

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