Bunk beds with stairs. Bunk beds were traditionally intended for large families living in relatively small conditions and so were purely there to serve a practical purpose. In today’s world that is certainly becoming increasingly more consumerist the rest of the humble bunk bed has become the target of companies looking to spice them up a little, make sure they are more attractive to richer families and hence bring in a tidy profit.
One of the latest products put together by many of these types of furniture manufacturers comes in the form of a bed with stairs. Most traditional versions of this classic Victorian style bed had a ladder from the bottom bunk becoming greater to the top one, some didn’t even have this along with the occupants had to physically hoist themselves up. This type of model is clearly more expensive than regular bunk beds and there are many reasons that parents invest. To start with some parents consider them safer than regular bunk beds, since they literally use a set of stairs going from floor right up to them they’re supposedly safer. I personally believe to the contrary and I actually think that seeing as it’s harder to hold onto the top bed when you climb up you now have a greater chance of falling. Along with a ladder you’ve got your legs and arms keeping you steady whereas with stairs you don’t.
A bunk beds with stairs even offers a certain aesthetic appeal and plenty of parents see it as a richer version of a regular design. I’d say this is the consumerist psychology I was talking about, and as some people like to buy expensive flashy cars a similar philosophy is applied to all aspects of their life whether it is buying a massive 60 inch plasma screen television or an upgraded version with the standard bunk bed for their children.
See also: Sofa Bunk Bed
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