Bunk beds solve the
age old problem of accommodating more people in less space.
They're ingenious in
their design in which one bed is stacked on top of another one to utilize vertical space while
saving the ever precious floor space that seems to dwindle with the passing
But to add even more
innovation to the already brilliant design, the queen bunk bed options are emerging
that double as both a seat and bed.
These new designs
are also capable of the same space saving abilities as their twin sisters.
If you're looking to get a place for your kids or
teens to sleep, or maybe even yourself in a cramped apartment or small space area, queen bunk beds should
be an option that you consider.
Many queen bunk bed
options are designed in the usual bunk bed fashion. They have a twin bed or full bed on the top bunk, where
a standard twin or full size mattress will fit with no problem.
But instead of having a twin or
full bottom bunk or just slapping a queen bed down there, which would look foolish, some queen bunk beds feature
a futon seat. This futon bench accommodates a queen size futon mattress that acts as both a cushion and as the
bed's mattress when needed.
As night rolls around, all that's
needed to convert the chair into a queen bunk bed is a simple slide. The back part of the bench folds down and
the seat part slides outwards to provide more room for the chair backing to fold flat.
Once flat, the futon cushion is
now your bed's mattress and in a few seconds, you've transformed your old bunk bed into something much larger to
accommodate those extra guests that showed up.
These queen size bunk beds are
typically made of some sort of light wood or metal. The metal ones are a lot less prevalent these days because
of their lack of the ability to be changed.
For instance, with a metal frame
queen bunk bed you're limited to the color and shape of the pre-welded steel frame. With many wooden framed bunk
beds (such as the type highlighted in the video below), the beds are shipped unpainted and untouched, meaning
that the end consumer has the ability to paint or furnish the bed in any way they please, thus making things a
lot easier for customization.
Queen Size Bunk Bed – Shopping
Shopping online for queen size
bunk beds or even a themed kids bunk
beds is as easy as shopping for just about anything else. You can look to spend around $400+/-
for a queen bunk bed of this type, though there is great variation in pricing available. Note that in many
circumstances, the mattresses are sold separately.
Although the pictures of the bed feature the mattress and pillows, they are
more than likely not included in the bunk bed set.
important to check and see if the wood bunk bed you're purchasing has been painted or not. We
have specifically highlighted the Room Doctor futon bunk bed on another page on this site.
If you're looking
for a pre-painted bunk bed, check to make sure that it comes in the color that you're looking
Lastly, and as
always, research your dealer beforehand so you don't get sold a faulty