A versatile piece of furniture for both parents and children, the kids high sleeper bed is the perfect solution to make everyone happy. High sleepers are great for households with kids that are tight on space. Without crowding your child too much, a kids high sleeper bed will give you extra functionality from your bed by using the empty space underneath. Using this simple design, high sleepers start to show off their true versatility.
If you have more than one child you will definitely know how precious space can be in a small apartment or house. If your kids are of similar age and you are having them share a bedroom, even two small beds will take up a lot of space without much room for anything else. Two kids high sleepers with desks underneath alleviates that problem quickly and easily. Without using up more space than a regular twin size bed, you’ve doubled the space usage because you now have a usable desk built directly underneath the bed frame.
Even with one child, the space saving virtue of a kids high sleeper bed gives your child more playroom in his or her bedroom. Since you’ve got a desk (or couch, cabinet, TV) and a bed using the same vertical space, you’ve reduced the need for any additional furniture in your child’s room. There are a number of other configurations, as mentioned, like high sleepers with bare empty bottoms underneath to high sleepers with chairs, cabinets, drawers, and half desks built in. With an empty bottom high sleeper you can move any existing furniture that you have underneath the bed and free up some additional space there. Another popular configuration to the bed-desk combination is the bed with futon. These high sleepers, also known as kids loft beds, are built with a comfortable sitting area so your child has a place to sit, read, and nap.
High sleeper beds fall under the general bunk bed category. Called platform beds or loft beds, they are beds that are raised high above the ground. There are also mid sleeper beds which only provide a modest lift with enough room for cabinets and drawers underneath but not a desk. Access to the bed is provided by a ladder which may be placed on the length or width of the bed depending on the design. With the sleeping surface now raised high above in the air, the empty space below can be utilized for additional furniture, giving the loft bed its space saving characteristic.
Kids especially love high platform beds because it’s unusual and it may remind them of summer camp when they slept on a bunk bed with roommates for a few months. It’s also quite exciting for a child to crawl up and down a ladder each day. Kids high sleeper beds are designed with several safety features including high guard railings on the bed itself and also along the ladder. Ladders are usually at an angled incline compared to high sleeper beds for college kids where the ladder may not even be present (the desk is the step) or else the ladder is completely vertical to the ground. These types of beds are much harder to get in and out of and are better suited for older children.
Kids high sleeper beds also come in a variety of fun designs and colors. Besides picking out a configuration for your child’s bedroom, you can also choose from a number of fun colors and even themed beds. Elaborate high sleeper beds can be decorated like a race car, castle, or anything that would attract and inspire the imagination of a child. While it can be fun for a kid, parents also love the high sleeper because it lets them save space and make better use of the room available. It can also be a great way to get kids to go into bed and sleep as some children simply do not wish to sleep.