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Loft Beds Revisited | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh

Loft Beds Revisited You know we can't say enough about the virtues of a loft bed, especially for a small space. Vertical is the answer when you're trying to create additional space. We're thinking about either purchasing a loft bed or having something built-in. We love everything about the loft bed in the photo - the height, the spaciousness of the loft area, the sturdy rail, the large area underneath, and what looks to be a built-in closet on the side. But friends have cautioned us that a built-in needs to stand the test of time - kids grow quickly and a loft bed may not suit them as they get older. Has anyone gone the built-in route and want to share their experiences with us? Image: The Boo and the Boy /PCB Interiors Comments (1) We were going to do a custom built-in loft bed for our daughter's room. We got as far as sketching out the design and determining the supplies and materials we'd need, but we decided that at 3 she might jump or fall off the top of the bed. If your child is under the age of 5 or 6, I'd probably stay away from a loft bed. In fact, bunk beds generally are not recommended for children under 6 because young children can fall off the top bunk or off the ladder. In my humble opinion, a loft would stand the test of time for a child if it had ample built in storage that would work for a younger or an older child, and if the area underneath the loft could later fit a computer desk or perhaps a comfy seating area for lounging with friends and playing video games. In addition, the upper portion of the loft would need to have a light source for reading in bed and some sort of small storage space for an alarm clock, a book, etc. posted by mikeandmcgee on May 14th 2010 at 11:08am view mikeandmcgee's profile Post a comment Our privacy policy has recently changed. Please review our policies and terms and check the box to continue. I have read and agree to Apartment Therapy's Privacy Policy , Terms of Use and Infringement Policy . Comment
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