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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Loft Bed?

28 June 2023
How Much Does it Cost to Build a Loft Bed

Loft beds are all the rage online. And there's no questioning why — loft beds are tremendous space savers. It allows you to have a sleeping quarter above while also having another functional space intended for your, say, workstation below. This is especially valuable for homeowners and freelancers with small living spaces in their house and lot in the Philippines.

 

If you fancy building a DIY loft bed for yourself, you may be wondering how much does it actually cost to build one, and what are the strategies you must factor in to ensure that your loft bed building will be foolproof. Well, that's where we could help and give you reliable advice to build a simple loft bed with quality construction.

 

 

What are Loft-Type Beds?

Loft-type beds became so popular in the Philippines because of their functionality and aesthetics, which make for an impeccable combination. It is sometimes called a hanging bed and somewhat comparable to a bunk bed. What makes it significantly different to the latter is that it is a single bed that doesn't require legs for support. Rather, it relies on secure attachments to the wall. The floor area below is then used for a different yet equally useful purpose. Bunk beds, on the other hand, are considered a twin bed with one above and one below securely supporting each other.

 

Not needless to say, loft-type beds are particularly valuable for homes with limited spaces. Loft beds are convenient to maximize space by utilizing the floor area below the loft bed for a variety of purposes, such as for storage space and workstation.

 

 

Factors to Consider to Build a Loft Bed Type

But before learning about the range of costs of building wood or metal loft bed frames, let's get to know first what are the different factors to consider to make sure that the construction is safe and of the best quality possible. We will base our discussion on a vlog published by popular content creator and licensed architect Oliver Austria.

 

 

Make accurate measurements

Kickstart by measuring the available space you have in the room where the loft bed will be placed. Consider the length, width, and height limitations to determine the dimensions of the bed. You should measure the ceiling height as well to ascertain that there is sufficient clearance for the loft bed itself.

 

 

Ensure that the bed has adequate space for the workstation below

If you plan to have a workstation or any other functional area beneath the bed, you must see to it that there is adequate space for it. Factor in the size of your swivel chair and any other piece of furniture or equipment that you plan to include in your workstation. In addition, you must leave enough headroom for comfortable seating and easy movement.

 

 

Decide on which materials to use for the construction

Pick appropriate materials for the quality construction of your loft-type bed. One of the most common options include wood, metal, or a combination of both. Consider vital factors such as durability, strength, and even aesthetics. It must be guaranteed that the materials you choose can amply support your weight as well as that of the mattress without sacrificing stability.

 

 

Your bed must be sturdy enough to carry you and the mattress

Your loft bed needs to be sturdy enough to ensure maximum safety of the occupant(s). In consequence, you ought to do your homework as to what is the weight capacity of the materials you have chosen and the design of the bed frame. Reinforce crucial points, such as joints and connections, to provide supplemental strength and solidity.

 

 

Don't forget the ladder

Getting to the loft bed necessitates a ladder. You could pick between a fixed staircase or one that’s removable. Not needless to say, you have to make certain that the ladder is securely attached to the wood or metal frames. It is also a significant plus if the ladder is comfortable to climb to.

 

 

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Loft Bed?

Based on the actual construction of a loft bed that architect Austria underwent, you can build a decent loft bed at more or less ₱13,500. This is already inclusive of materials, paint, polyurethane topcoat, screws, labor, and tool rentals.

 

If you have your mind set on a DIY loft bed plan, you can save more money if you decrease the labor costs and rental of tools if you have your own with you at home. You can also opt for wood frames instead of metal frames since the latter are pricier.

 

Overall, you can definitely have a loft bed cost of ₱10,000. With this achievable amount, relish the prospect of having a functional and beautiful bed with a full mattress or twin mattress that you can comfortably sleep in with more space below, which you can use as a play area if you have kids, gaming station, and schoolwork for your young learners.

 

Save space and money by opting for an affordable house and lot for sale to accomplish your #BahayGoals and loft bed plans! At Lumina Homes, we can help you attain your dream house and lot Philippines under more convenient financing and payment terms, as well as the flexibility that comes from having the liberty to design your interiors based on your lifestyle needs and preferences.

 

What is more, Lumina Homes communities from across the country are strategically situated in relative proximity to elementary, secondary, and tertiary schools, healthcare institutions, grocery and shopping centers, places of worship, local tourist spots, and accessible public transportation, among others.

 

Finally, we have communal amenities that can give further convenience to homeownership. This includes a multipurpose hall, gazebos, jogging paths, mini-gardens, play area, guarded entrance, and a basketball court. If you have any investment questions for us, do not hesitate to give us a direct message via our website or social media channels. We're excited to help you realize having an affordable house and lot with no compromise on quality and amenities. Get in touch with an accredited Lumina seller today!

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