As a parent, you know that domestic life is anything but simple. Finding and keeping track of toys, finding time for helping with homework, finding time to cook, clean, wash clothes, and make sure everyone’s in bed on time—these are just a few items on the daily checklist of the active parent.
But while it can be hard to save time when you’re managing a family, it is possible to easily save plenty of space. Even if you’d rather live in a three-bedroom home than a two-bedroom home. How’s that? Enter the Loft Bed, one of most powerful space-saving tools you can invest in when it comes to planning your child’s room.
Loft Beds like our Queen Loft Bed Plan an Twin Loft Bed Plan function on a very simple premise: if you have a standard bed in your child’s room, then you’re wasting a lot of space. People tend to plan room layout in two dimensions. But the truth is, most rooms are actually underutilized in three dimensions. Loft beds raise the bed high off the ground and allow you and your child to make more use of the “air space” that was otherwise taken up because a giant, low-to-the-ground bed meant you couldn’t do anything other with that corner of the room.
Plenty of Fun—And Safety
In addition to saving space, loft beds actively make your child’s bedroom environment more fun and challenging. Kids who hate the idea of a boring bedroom are delighted with the ladder feature—and as a parent, you’re happy knowing that there are high bars around the bed itself, ensuring that even the most sleep-active child won’t fall out in their sleep.
Meanwhile, the loft design allows you and your child to add more fun and productivity to their room. Add some curtains under the loft to create a makeshift tent or fortress. Buy an indoor planetarium simulator to light up the bottom of the loft bed with stars. There’s really no limit to what you can do with the space freed up with a twin or queen loft bed plan.
Ideas for Making Use of Your New Space
Loft beds are plenty fun—but they’re also highly practical. If you’re a parent who needs your kids to share a room, for example, bunk beds are a great way to leave plenty of space for activities. But even if you have enough space to give each child their own room, you can use the loft bed plan to create more space for a number of designs and activities, including:
- A study area. Simply move a desk underneath a loft bed plan—as long as your child isn’t too tall yet! The idea of having their own study space can often be a great incentive for kids to dedicate more time to homework.
- Storage. Not exactly fun, but highly practical—put the toy chest underneath the loft bed to ensure maximum usage of space. Also, keeping the toy chest in your child’s room means more room where you previously had it.
- Indoor camping. Why not add some curtains or even a small indoor tent underneath the loft bed to make it as fun an adventure as possible?