A bunk bed can be a significant investment, but it is one that can pay off long term, if it is properly cared for and maintained. This will involve a few basic steps, however the effect can be a much more versatile item, that is also safer, and more effective at its intended purpose.
Before purchasing a kids bunk bed you need to find a vendor that offers high quality products. These are items that elevate your children into the air so you want them to be strong, sturdy, and reliable. At KFS Stores our bunk and loft beds are so well made that they actually exceed the ASTM’s standards for safety, making them some of the most reliable options on the market.
It’s also important to instill a sense of respect in your children for their own possessions. Try to help them understand that this is their bed, and so they want to keep it as nice as possible. That will encourage good habits and will make it easier to maintain the piece over time.
If you can make the bunk bed a little more fun that might help your kids to see it as a toy rather than a piece of furniture. Encourage them to build forts by draping blankets and arranging pillows. “Walls” can also be formed using construction paper or cardboard that is colored to achieve whatever effect you like.
Bunk beds should only be cleaned using appropriate products. With wooden bunk beds this will generally either be a polish, or possibly a damp, clean cloth with warm water. Be careful not to inundate any material with liquid as it will generally have a derogatory effect, and make sure that you follow all included manufacturer’s instructions.
One of the advantages of wooden bunk beds is that they can be periodically refinished. That includes stripping down the outer layer of color which also has the effect of removing any defects in the wood.The piece can then be lacquered with a fresh coat, making it look like new. Alternatively some people enjoy the aged look of hardwood materials and opt to forgo refinishing treatments.