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Loft Beds Can Maximize Space Utilization
The concept of loft beds must have evolved from space constraints that modern homes have, as real estate prices go up and smaller rooms and homes become the norm. They definitely allow more efficient utilization of space and the most enduring thing about them is that they are loved by children of all ages. Children seem fascinated with the idea of having to actually climb into bed.
A loft bed allows a lot of flexibility in planning the space under the bed. This can be used as a work area or storage area with so many permutations and combinations possible, that quite often designing a loft bed becomes a major project in any household, especially if the child is old enough to have his own say and likes things in a certain way.
When the child is younger this space below the loft bed is ideal to store toys and clothes. As the child grows up his requirements change and you may have to make provision for desks or even just a lounging area with bean bags and the like so preferred by today's youngsters. In the long run you can even plan for another bed below the loft bed to serve as sleeping place for siblings or sleep over friends.
Loft beds are nowadays available in all sorts of materials from wood to steel and aluminum. Making that first buy in eco-friendly wood may not be a bad idea. Ensure that the size of the loft bed that you do go in for will fit into your child's room comfortably and be friendly when the child has to climb in or out. Some children's rooms are in the upper floors and you may have roofs of varying heights which may make it a constraint for a loft bed. This is especially important if you are ordering this furniture on the internet and may not have a choice of returning it once you receive it. The best way of course is to have a loft bed custom made to fit exactly the space that you have. This alternative can prove expensive, but spending on a child for furniture that is going to last him a long time may be a good investment.
One thing that is very essential is to see that the loft bed is stable and will be able to take all the rough handling that children can subject it to. If the bed wobbles when your child is climbing into it, you would be well advised to strengthen it or replace it. It is best if a loft bed is made in such a way that it is possible to change the components or items that are added below it. As children grow up their requirements may change and you may have to make changes accordingly.