That is when bunk wall beds come in. Just like regular Murphy beds, these are comprised of two twin-sized frames and mattresses that fold up and out of the way. This leaves plenty of room for the kids to play during the daytime hours.
For parents who are considering bunk wall beds, there are a few things to be aware of including the following:
Age of the children. Most manufacturers recommend that kids sleep in these at the age of twelve or older because they are high from the floor. However, this is only a recommendation and parents can determine when their children are ready.
It may take some time to become accustomed. Going from a normal twin to bunk wall beds is an adjustment for kids. They may be afraid of being up high. This is why it is important to install the guard rails. Once they get used to the idea of the height, there will be no issues in the future.
Assemble them properly. Unlike regular bunks, there is some additional assembly that comes with Murphy bunks. Be sure that they are firmly affixed to the studs so that no one will fall from them. If all measures are taken, there should be little to no chance that there will be any issues. For increased protection and peace of mind, consider having a professional installer come in to be sure they are fully safe and secure.
Avoid any rough play. Just like with any other house rule, there should be no rough playing on the wall beds. Even when they are fully assembled according to the manufacturer’s instructions, any horse playing can result in falls or damage to the furniture.
Invest in real wood. Although it can be tempting to save money on a less expensive piece, invest in real wood furniture for the bedroom, especially with the Murphy beds. They need to be strong and sturdy to hold the weight of anyone sleeping on them.