Product Type: Limelight home furniture
Newest Review: ... as possible. The top bunk really has plenty of disadvantages. I cant read a book at night without having to clamber out of my bed, turn t... more
Bunk beds, exciting when you are a child, more frustrating as you age.
Limelight Lunar Bunk Bed
Member Name: Zack131
Limelight Lunar Bunk Bed
Date: 19/12/09, updated on 22/12/09 (160 review reads)
Advantages: High up
Disadvantages: Too many to list here
Note: This a general review about bunk beds considering I don't know the type I have. It looks similar to this one.
Within the 18 years of my life there is one thing that I have lacked; privacy. I've shared a room all my life and I'm really getting tired of it. My room ( or I should say our room ) isn't really big enough to keep 2 single beds in and still have enough room for the rest of the stuff. Thus I've been sleeping on a bunk bed for the past 10 years on the top with my face 40 cm from the ceiling. It doesn't help either that I'm using a mattress that came with the bed and is collapsing in on itself allowing the rings to prop up into my side. I chose the top since I wanted to be as far away from my little brother as possible.
The top bunk really has plenty of disadvantages. I cant read a book at night without having to clamber out of my bed, turn the light off and put the book aside since I can't have a bedside lamp. If I'm wearing my glasses to watch the TV then I again, as above. I can't have an alarm clock, instead I need to use my mobile phone which is suspended from one of the posts of the bed. I enjoy playing my PSP before going to sleep sometimes, the best I can do is put it under my pillow and hope it doesn't fall during the night which it has done on numerous occasions but thankfully is fine because of my logitech casing ( see playgear pro case review ). Making or changing the bed is a nightmare so close to the ceiling, along with flipping the mattress. Metal confinements restrict me from spreading out with the only opening being at the ladders where my head ends up the majority of the time. You can't come in from a long day and lie down for a couple of minutes. Generally getting onto and down from the bed also is slow compared to a single bed. If you have a fear of spiders then you are likely to wake up to see one on the ceiling above every now and then. One you will remember the most, is when you awake and sit up only to lie down again with a sore head.
As for advantages; you can peer out of the window while trying to sleep. Apart from that there are no good reasons why a teenager should sleep on the top bunk of a bed.
These metal beds generally make a lot of noise even if you move the slightest. You feel as if it is going to tip if you happened to rock to the side. I've also bashed my head plenty of times against the bars causing unnecessary pain. Although they look quite flimsy they are very sturdy and yet to break on me. The spaced bars are quite irritating such that you may kick your foot through it and become trapped! The ladders themselves don't seem to move at all unless forced, in fact they dig into the carpet leaving indentations. This is evident when trying to hoover under them. The bed posts can be quite handy for hanging hoodies from however. They also save a lot of space than if you were to have 2 single beds instead so ideal for shared rooms with little space.
Despite the lack of room space, next year we are finally getting single beds, I'm going to uni next year and cannot afford to stay, so will need to stay at home. It may well be the case that I'll still be sharing a room, even when I'm 24.
Summary: A review to express my personal frustration with using a bunk bed,
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