Almost all of us have seen the bed with lots of drawers underneath the mattresses for storage. This design is known as Captain’s bed. Again, this is available in all kinds of different shapes and sizes. These are available in both adult and children’s sizes. These can have multiple drawers all around the perimeter or drawers on only one side.
Additional rows of drawers can always be added to the adult versions for greater storage, but that adds to the overall height of the bed. Most of the children’s versions of this type come with one row of drawers and are of normal height. There are also some versions available in the market with a height of 4 feet or more. Captain’s beds even have up to 4 rows of drawers!
These types of beds are best for rooms with limited space. These can be thought of as a variation of a bunk bed. The only difference is that the lower bed is replaced by storage space. The sleeping space is still on the upper side with a ladder to get to it. The lower area can be used for various activities such as a work area, play area, or as a storage space.
Another advantage of this design is that it works well, even for grown-up kids. However, one needs to keep in mind in various considerations such as the size of the mattress, bed height, and ladder style, while deciding on a particular type.