Most homeowners choose bunkbeds to save space in their children’s bedroom. If you plan so, there are many design options to make bunk beds with storage, bookcases, desks, and also shelves. If the bunkbeds are going to be used for vacation home or cabin, making back to back bunkbed might be a great idea. For the kids’ room, you can make the design based on their favorite theme such as castle, cottage, car, pirate ship, etc. Any design you choose to make the bunkbeds. Make sure the bed is safe enough for the kids or anyone that is going to sleep on.
Brainstorm the Design Ideas
This first step is important to collect all design ideas in your head and then you can write the ideas down. Also plan the sleeping spaces needed and the materials to use, such as wrought iron, lumber, plastic, or other materials. You also need to plan the bed layout like one over another, loft design, or L shaped deign. Consider about the mattress size too; whether you will use one or two twin size mattress; or one or two full size mattresses.
The Features to Have on the Bunkbeds
Most bunkbeds come with kinds of features such as bunk beds with storage of drawers or cupboards, built-in walls or bookcase, shelves, desk, slide, etc. The most necessary features must be the priority to build with the bunkbed. For instance, make extra storage as the feature to maximize the space in a small room, a desk for the study room of the kids, or any other reasons. Determine the theme or character that is going to apply so it is loved by the kids. Decide the other necessities such as lighting, the paint and finishing, as well as the small things like knobs for the storage drawers, and so on.
Measure the Space
It is important to know the exact space for the bunkbed in your kids’ room. Measure the space well and use a piece of graph paper to plan the scaled elevation in similar floor plan. Make the wall’s height and width on scale. Then continue to make the bed design in the same scale. You may make another design on another piece of graph paper to design another bunk bed or make it in different perspective.
The on-paper design will help you consider whether the bed will be too big, too small or in the right size. When you have found the right design, then go to the home improvement store to purchase all materials needed to build the bunk bed.