Futon Bunk Beds For Kids and Teenagers

Teenagers don’t always want bunk beds and often times sharing a room is less than desirable. However, if you already have a bunk bed, or are looking for a bed that both your kids and eventually teenagers can use, a futon bunk bed can be a great choice to provide that transition as they continue to grow.The great thing about futon bunk beds is that the lower bunk can often be converted into a foldable couch. This can be beneficial for teenagers as their space can be more customizable to allow for increased control and individuality. Teenagers will spend more time in their rooms then the average child. Privacy and alone time are much more important to the adolescent and providing them with a means to be more diverse in their activity can have lasting effects on the development of your teenager.Since rooms for your kids are often not as large as the master bedroom, space saving can play an important role in planning a room that is functional for a teenager. The futon mattresses themselves are becoming significantly better in providing adequate support for the growing body and can lead to reduced back problems in the future. The mattresses are generally firm enough to provide an environment suitable for proper development and studies have shown that adequate support for the teenager will assist in reduced back problems in the future.The foldable sofa bed for a bottom bunk also allows for a place to sleep should they have sleep overs with their friends. It is also a great hangout place to listen to music or learn an instrument, as well as solitary activities like reading a book. If there is a television and/or gaming unit in their room, you can also eliminate noise from your living area.Investing in a futon bunk bed at an earlier age is an economical means to both provide a bed that is like a tree house when they are younger and still have the convertibility as they age. Futon mattresses typically have a life span of about 10 years with adequate maintenance such as flipping the mattress monthly and avoiding excessive moisture with the use of a futon cover. Many designs are readily available from online suppliers as well as local retailers.A good way to find the right futon bunk bed is to browse around online for something you and your child/teen would like then to either have them ship it to your door or look around locally for a similar design. Some models will incorporate a lounge style futon on the lower bunk with the potential to add a desk unit to it. The lounger will fold up into a chair and provide a seat for the desk.Whatever the design you are looking for, it is probably available. Take a look around and you should end up with a quality piece that will last with your family as you grow.Good luck!

Hostels Are Fun, Not Fancy Bed and Breakfast Inns

Most people think of a Bed and Breakfast as a romantic place to go with your sweetheart for a weekend, and that is true. Bed and Breakfast Inns are typically old, elegant Victorian-style homes full of beautiful antique furniture. Romantic, yes, but not the best place for kids, young travelers, groups or solo travelers.What many do not know is that hostels are very similar to bed and breakfast inns; however, they are fun, not fancy. The furniture is more durable and comfortable and the general atmosphere is laid back. You are expected to have fun, relax and enjoy the uniqueness of a hostel. There will be a guest kitchen where you can make your own breakfast, lunch or dinner if you want, with plenty of space to store your food and drinks.Many hostels have free Wi-Fi, house computers and recreation rooms stock full of games, movies and music. Plus there will be plenty of space to gather to socialize and get to know your fellow traveler.While there are private rooms available in a hostel, one of the biggest differences are the dorm rooms. Dorms are perfect for people travelling alone on a budget. There are male and female dorms consisting of sets of bunk beds. Dorms are perfect not only for lone travelers, but for groups. Hostels actually encourage group travel and are set up to accommodate them.Private rooms can be for single travelers, couples or families. In family private rooms you usually find a regular bed along with one or more sets of bunk beds for the kids. A family private room can also be used by groups. Some private rooms have private baths, other private rooms and dorms will share a bathroom.If you are looking for a unique vacation experience, try a hostel. In these trying time, a hostel will not break your budget and will give you a unique experience.