This kind of furniture, unlike other bunk beds, only has one mattress. Where the lower mattress would fit on a traditional bunk bed, there is a desk. The bunk bed desk is sometimes used by adults who live in small houses or apartments.
In many growing cities, as price per square footage increases, people try to find more and more ways to live comfortably in smaller spaces. In fact, there are entire magazines and blogs dedicated to living in small apartments. Bunk Bed Desksis the kind of space-efficient furniture that people living in small spaces often purchase in order to live as comfortably as possible in the space that is available to them.
Some people choose to live in small spaces for environmental purposes. The smaller a living space is, the less energy it takes to heat, cool, and light the interior. For this reason, some environmentalists who are serious about reducing their energy use and environmental impact choose to live in small spaces. Space-efficient furniture like the bunk bed desk is perfect for such living spaces.
There are a number of different models, but almost all of them follow the same basic pattern with the mattress up top and the desk underneath. The height of the bed often shifts depending on the intended user. A bunk bed desk for an adult, for example, has a much higher mattress than a bunk bed desk for a child.
There is one variation that is also a bit common. This includes a bed that is like a high day bed that has a desk that rolls underneath one end of the bed. The desk can be entirely out of sight when not in use. This kind of desk is usually smaller than the kind that fits under a lofted bed.