Baby bed with lifting mechanism
If you do not have enough space in the nursery for an additional closet for storing blankets and pillows, and the furniture is arranged in such a way that the drawers at the bottom of the bed are simply impossible to push, then the best solution would be a cot with a lifting mechanism.
This type of bed is a bed under which storage boxes are located. Access to them can be obtained by raising the mattress. The mattress lifting system is horizontal, vertical, with a side lifting mechanism.
Advantages and disadvantages
The advantages include saving space in the room: the drawers of such beds are located almost on the floor, the bed is standing, practically touching the floor, there will be no dust under it. Even a child can remove blankets, pillows or other off-season things (shoes, clothes).
The lack of a bed is the increased cost. They will be more expensive than the usual model by about 10,000 rubles, or even more.In addition, it often becomes inconvenient for children to constantly lower and raise the mattress to put things in there, so using boxes for storing toys is not the best idea. When the mattress is raised and lowered, bed linen is knocked down; therefore, a sheet on an elastic band, and if possible, a cover on an elastic band on pillows and blankets is a prerequisite. The boxes are not sealed, so trash and dust can accumulate on long-term storage items.
Types of beds
Bed with a berth which is built in a case. This option is very convenient in the case of a very small room. Furniture is a modular design with a wardrobe, bookshelves and a desk, which is installed along the long wall of the room. A berth with a size of 90x2000 cm rises up and its bottom part is a panel that covers the location of the bed. The bed is usually in contact with the wall of the headboard, in rare cases, the side. Convenient for teenage children who can independently assemble and disassemble the bed. A big plus is teaching the child to order: a disassembled bed obstructs the whole room,therefore, it will have to be cleaned daily.
A design option is a bed, which is also a table. The lifting mechanism operates in such a way that during the daytime the bed can be slung to the other side, making a large workplace (in the length and width of the berth). At night the table turns over and it turns out the bed. The advantages of this children's furniture are its dimensions: 90 cm wide and up to 2500-3000 cm long (a wardrobe and shelves are attached on the side). That is, it is the most convenient option in a room a couple meters wide. The downside is that the bed will have to constantly clean, and clean the desktop daily.
Types of lifting mechanisms
The type of lifting mechanism depends on the ease of use of the bed. There are three types of lift: gas lift, spring, manual mechanical lift.
Spring mechanism differs in ease of operation, but at the same time - it is the most short-lived material: springs are subject to great stretching and wear. Such a mechanism has to be changed every couple of years (depending on the frequency of use), which leads to additional costs.However, beds with such a mechanism are popular because it is an economical option. Suitable if you are going to keep children's seasonal items inside.
Gas lift (gas shock absorber) the most durable and durable, but also the most expensive type of lifting mechanism. It is very convenient in that it opens independently, the child only needs to push the mattress up. The service life reaches ten years with daily use. The power of the shock absorber depends on the weight of the base - MDF is less powerful, the solid wood is more powerful.
Manual lifting mechanism assumes the presence of loops and only: no shock absorbers and springs. The advantage of this design is that they are very reliable, durable and cheapest. Minus - the child can not cope with raising the mattress on their own.