Bedding / January 15, 2019 / Amie Thibault
More and more Americans are choosing to stay in their own homes rather than risk entering the housing market right now. This means that families are turning to home improvements and space-saving techniques in order to make their homes more comfortable. Bunk beds and loft beds are perfect examples of how to save space in a child's room. Unfortunately, there are no universal standards for bunk beds and buyers should strive to make the most educated decision possible when choosing sleeping arrangements for their children.
Many experts say that metal bunk beds are unsafe. This is because metal beds are not as sturdy and tend to wobble, dent and bend over the years due to weak joints. Essentially, a metal bunk bed may save you money but is not a good investment in the long run. Wood bunk beds are not without their problems. A good rule of thumb is the heavier the bed, the more likely it is to be sturdy and safe. Even with hardwood beds, screws and wing nuts can work loose over time. A properly designed bunk bed will have ample support braces to keep some of the pressure off of the bed's joints.
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