Continuing on with our standards series, today we’ll be looking at bedrooms. The space allotted to bedrooms has become smaller over the years, but that is no reason to overlook the standards. Here’s a list of 5 that you absolutely need to know about:
1. To the media wall
There’s not a lot of change from the distance of the bed to the media wall compared to the living room. There simply has to be at least 4-5 feet of space between the edge of the bed to the media wall so that there is enough circulation space between the two objects and you can move around them freely.
2. For extra accoutrements
If you’ve got some extra accoutrements in your bedroom interiors – such a study desk – then make sure that there is at least 4 feet of space between the desk and the bed. This is because there has to be room for the chair to be pulled out and pushed back in while leaving enough space to move around between them. These days, however, desks have evolved and are even customized as part of the platform arrangement.
3. Around and about
The general circulation space around and about the sides of the bed has to be 3 feet and six inches at the very least. Of course, if your bedroom is larger then you can expand on it. It can also be around 2 feet and 6 inches if you live in a cube, but this dimension is not preferable as it cramps up the space and makes the bed feel like an obstruction instead of a space to rest.
4. Contemporary bunk bed standards
The thing to know about bunk beds is that they have evolved over the last decade. In the past, the typical bunk bed included two tiers and the space between the two was supposed to be 3 feet and 6 inches at the very least. These days, bunk beds have taken on a new form and have an entire work space tucked underneath. This has to be of standing height – i.e. 7 feet – for this idea to be truly functional.
5. Top of the bunk
Another bunk bed standard that you always have to keep in mind is that the space between the mattress of the top bunk and the ceiling has to be at least three and a half feet or more for a person to retire comfortably. So, always keep this in mind.