There are many practical advantages of buying a Cabin Bed
Kids cabin beds have a lot of extra space underneath that can still be used for storage. By choosing a den, you can cleverly keep the storage hidden away! Alternatively, if you are looking to incorporate furniture you already own, there are plenty of cabin beds for kids with free space underneath too. Ideal for over 6’s, cabin beds come in a variety of heights depending on your personal preference and storage needs. They all offer maximum comfort and are a stylish storage solution, perfect for even the smallest of spaces. From bunk beds to loft beds to match any child’s bedroom, we guarantee you’ll find the perfect bed for your child with Room to Grow today.
What is a cabin bed?
A cabin bed is an elevated bed that leaves room for storage space underneath. The space can be used for a variety of applications such as desks, drawers or extra room to play. Cabin beds can come in many different forms; usually as a mid sleeper bed but can also come as a captain’s bed or a house bed.
Cabin beds are multi-use pieces of furniture, with the space underneath being ideal for stowing away all your children’s belongings. They are a great practical storing solution. Cabin beds can also be a source of fun for your child! Room To Grow cabin beds can be stylised to look like: forts, wendy houses, and even treehouses! Some cabin beds even offer small slides, for your little one to have an adventurous start to the morning.
What age is a cabin bed suitable for?For the most part, cabin beds are suitable for all ages, from a young child to a teenager, however the recommended age for a kid’s cabin bed over 600mm high is 6+. The cabin beds from Room to Grow come in a variety of kid-friendly designs and themes so opting for a design for children is simple, also coming in many practical and stylish designs for teenagers. The age suggestions for these beds is largely due to their height. However, certain styles of cabin bed are lower, and therefore suitable for smaller children. Designs vary but the steps leading up to a cabin bed are suitable for ages 6+ and they are built to be fairly deep, ensuring easy access up and down.
What’s the difference between a cabin bed & a loft bed?The difference between a cabin bed and a loft bed is the height; loft beds are typically referred to as high beds or high sleepers and are a lot higher and have more space underneath for a wider variety of configurations from sofas to desks and wardrobes. Cabin beds are typically renowned for being mid sleeper beds with a smaller height with less room underneath, cabin bed space is typically used more for storage. Furthermore, cabin beds differ from mid sleeper beds as a mid sleeper is usually higher and potentially the larger of the two. Cabin beds are therefore likely better if your child isn’t quite ready for too much climbing just yet.
What size is a cabin bed mattress?Cabin Bed mattresses can vary depending on the style and type of cabin. A standard single cabin bed takes a UK size mattress, 90x190cm. A European Single cabin bed requires a slightly mattress, size 90x200cm which is great for taller children to give a little bit of extra space. Some cabin beds are slightly larger and take a small double mattress 120x190cm.
Single Cabin Bed: 90cm x 190cm (36” x 75”)
European Single Cabin Bed: 90cm x 200cm (36” x 79”)
Small Double Cabin: 120cm x 190cm (48” x 75”)Before buying a cabin bed mattress, make sure you have the correct sizing for your cabin bed as some can be different from others. The depth of the mattress is also important. There must be a minimum clearance of 16cm from the top of the mattress to the top of the side rail to prevent your child from rolling out of bed. Remember to check the mattress depth requirement on each cabin bed as they can differ from manufacturer to manufacturer.
What are the advantages of a cabin bed?
Firstly, the space-saving element of a cabin bed is a huge advantage to any family home. Cabin beds are designed for functionality, and they master the art of squeezing a lot into the space available. They give you the option of having: desk, storage, wardrobes, slides or drawers into your child’s bedroom. This is all done efficiently in the spacing of a small bed, with many items hidden away.
Secondly, cabin beds are really fun for your child! They can enjoy making up games and adventures to play. Cabin beds come in an array of colours and can incorporate lots of different features, including a slide for a fun way to get up in the morning, or a play tent as an extra fun feature. The options can be endless, with different tents to choose from, so your child can have their own space to create a den.
Also, since our Room To Grow cabin beds are made specifically for children, they are an extremely safe structure. They have a wide base and are made with stability in mind so that the sturdy bed is very hard to tip over.
Cabin beds are a fantastic investment, taking up the same amount of space as a single bed but offering to fit in so much more with the crafty space-saving abilities. There are hundreds of designs to choose from: wooden, metal, retro, rustic, art deco, pirates, pilots and princesses! It’s clear that the bed provides the fun-factor for your child, as well as being safe, hassle-free, and a brilliant storage option.
Cabin beds are ideal for small bedrooms where space is limited. Utilising the under bed space for storage, play or study allows your bed to be multifunctioning whilst keeping the bed footprint to a minimum. It is useful to check which side the ladder is built (left or right) to ensure it fits with your bedroom layout. Some cabin beds have a ladder on the end of the bed which again can be handy in a small bedroom to save space.
Are cabin beds suitable for adults?
Yes, cabin beds are suitable for both younger children and adults. However, our cabin bed frames are designed for children and are tested to 80kg, some may take up to 100kg but be sure to check individual products.
Is a cabin bed a single bed?
Essentially a cabin bed is a single bed, it’s just raised higher off the ground. Cabin beds are a great option for smaller bedrooms as we have many that include storage compartments and even cabin beds with desks.