Things to consider when buying bunk beds
Why do you need bunk beds?
Is your requirement to put two children into the one room? or are you looking for an extra bed to accommodate sleepovers? Children close in age love the idea of sharing a bedroom with their sibling, although the fight for the top bunk can add other complications if they are close in age. A simple idea of accessorizing the bunk beds is a clever way of getting around who sleeps on the top bunk. Fun accessories such as “bunk bed curtains,” “bunk bed caves” can now be purchased in different themes to individualise the bunk beds. Bunk Beds are not only ideal for the practicalities of where your children will sleep but are also a great investment for a growing family. A number of bunk bed manufacturers are producing modular systems which allow you to adapt the beds as required and spilt the bunk beds into two single beds or alternatively convert them into High Sleepers or Mid Sleepers Beds, if needed.
Consider the size of the bedroom/space
There are a number of bunk bed options open to you, however, the standard bunk bed will be 2 full sized adult single beds. We have both European Sizes (210cm x 100cm) & UK/Irish Sizes (200cm x 100cm). We recommend that you measure your space carefully, both the width and height of the area, to ensure that you do not have any restrictions such as radiator covers, skirting boards or other built-in furniture which would prohibit the bunk beds from fitting in.
Which style of bunk bed should I buy?
Here in JellyBean Group, we have a number of different options open to you. We have double bunk beds, triple bunk beds, themed bunk beds, bunk beds with slides, and wooden bunk beds in an assortment of colours. We have bunk beds which are modular and can be converted into other styles of beds when the bunk option is no longer required. Bunk beds with shelving, bunk beds with storage, bunk beds with a desk, the list is endless!
What size mattress should I buy? Can I use my existing mattresses?
It is recommended for the top bunk bed that you buy a low profile mattress with a height/depth of approx. 14-16cm. The reason for this is one of safety so your child does not roll off the top of the bunk bed. If you used a normal mattress with a height/depth of 23cm then the mattress would be higher than the side of the top bunk bed. For the bottom bunk bed, you can use a regular sized single mattress. The recommended mattress for the European Sized Bunk Beds is 200x90 and the UK/Irish Sized Bunk Beds 190cmx90cm.
What is the ideal age to use bunk beds?
It is recommended that a child can use the top bunk bed from around 6 years of age. Younger children can use bunk beds, but this is very much dependent on their height and how confident they are using the ladder on the bunk beds.
What are the assembly requirements?
Please note that all bunk beds are flat packed. We offer FREE DELIVERY nationwide and offer an assembly service should you wish, this is an additional charge, paid directly to the company who oversees our assembly. Assembly charges are provided depending on the order. It is important to note that we stand over the quality of our suppliers and will only deal with bunk bed manufacturers who are consistent in their quality and workmanship.