Bunk bed is the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of a kid’s room. It is a bed frame on top of another bed frame. One can climb the bed with the help of the stairs attached by the side of the bed. Bunk bed comes as a great help in case of houses with space crunch. A very common example of bunk beds, not in literal terms, is Indian Railways. The sleeping compartments consist of 2-3 bunk beds in each row.
Also, bunk bed helps increase the bond between siblings and friends, as many school and college hostels also have bunk beds. To prevent rolling over and falling, bunk beds have a railing on each side and are usually placed by the wall side.
There are different types of bunk beds namely futon bunk bed, twin over full bunk bed, loft bed and triple loft bed. In a futon bunk, the lower bed is also a convertible couch which comes of a great rescue in case of studio apartments. A bunk bed in which the lower bed is designed for a full size mattress is called a twin over full bunk bed. A loft bed has one bed on top and the lower bed is replaced with space for drawers, work station and also table in some cases. A triple loft bed is a combination of three beds with one bed in perpendicular to the other two, also creating space for drawers.
One need to be careful while climbing up and down the bed to prevent accidents. For the same reason bunk beds made of solid wood must be preferred for added strength. Read more about Bunk Bed designs.