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What Bunk Bed Height is Right for My Child?

What Bunk Bed Height is Right for My Child?

After sharing some great tips for selecting the right size kid's bed for your space, we received some follow-up questions about bunk beds specifically, like how to choose the right bunk bed height. As the bunk experts, we welcomed the opportunity to share more and even have a new loft & bunk bed height guide with graphics and dimensions for more detailed information. Maxtrix Kids bunk beds are available in three different bunk bed heights - take a look at the differences below.

bunk bed height guide

Low Bunk Bed Height

Younger children love bunk beds. In fact, they are often chosen as first "big kid" beds after toddler beds. If you started with a basic Maxtrix twin or full bed on the ground, it will easily convert to a low bunk bed simply by adding leg extenders and a second bed. If you are starting new with Maxtrix, low bunk beds are recommended for children around age six (but as a parent you know your child best!) Take a look at head room and bed height measurements below (assuming an 8' ceiling height):

low bunk bed height measurements

Our basic low bunk bed with ladder is called the HotShot. It's available as a twin or twin XL, and it's a wonderful starter bunk bed for younger kids. 

twin low bunk bed

HOTSHOT NS : Classic Bunk Beds Twin Low Bunk Bed with Straight Ladder on Front, Slat, Natural

Twin Low Bunk Bed with Ladder

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If shopping low bunk beds, they are also fantastic as a base bed for extra play accessories like slides, underbed curtains and top tents - all of which can be removed when your child outgrows them. Slide safely out of our solid wood beds, and choose from many fabric color combinations for tents and curtains.

low bunk bed with slide

Mid Bunk Bed Height

Adding about five inches more to the height of the low bunk, the Mid Bunk is a great option for slightly older children around age eight. The ladder or staircase entry will have one more step, but there's still a lot of head room between the two beds and between the top bed and ceiling.

Medium Bunks can also easily convert into play bunks with an extension piece added to the under-bed curtains, but we often advise against top tents unless your ceiling is higher than eight feet.

Our mid bunks are some of our most popular designs with our best selling Get It twin bunks with straight ladder, Got It twin bunk beds with angled ladder, and twin over full Slope and Sumo with stairs.

twin over full bunk bed
twin over full bunk bed with stairs
Move the ladder to the bed end on a mid height bunk bed and save space overall.

mid height twin over full bunk bed

High Bunk Bed Height

Those with older kids around ten or rooms with higher ceilings have the option to go even higher with our High Bunk Beds. While this option gives you the most headroom between the two beds, your head space up top is a bit more limited. For this reason, we recommend a low profile mattress at five inches width, which will allow for ample sitting height.

We recently introduced a slide platform, which enables even those with high beds to add a slide for fun! Our best selling Poof is a good example of this design:

high bunk bed with slide platform

Want to keep it simple and streamlined? The Tall is the way to go with a clean look. Kids climb safely up a straight ladder with stair grooves and hand rail.

tall bunk bed

TALL NS : Classic Bunk Beds Twin High Bunk Bed with Straight Ladder on Front, Slat, Natural

Twin High Bunk Bed with Ladder

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Corner Bunk Beds in Medium & High Heights 

Sleepovers and shared rooms are very popular, so if you are looking to sleep several, you can also consider our mid and high corner bunk beds with three or even four beds. These unique configurations are perfect for shared rooms, vacation homes, beach homes or sleepovers!

triple corner bunk bed

Twin Medium Corner Loft Bunk with Ladders

Twin Medium Corner Loft Bunk with Ladders

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triple corner bunk bed with stairs

TERTIARY NS : Multiple Bunk Beds Twin Medium Corner Loft Bunk Bed with Ladder + Stairs - R, Slat, Natural

Twin Medium Corner Loft Bunk with Angled Ladder and Stairs on Right

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quadruple bunk bed

Twin High Corner Bunk with Ladders

Twin High Corner Bunk with Ladders

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twin over full triple corner bunk

TRIATHLON NS : Multiple Bunk Beds High Twin over Full Corner Loft Bunk Bed with Ladder + Stairs, Slat, Natural

Twin over Full + Twin High Corner Loft Bunk with Angled Ladder and Stairs on Left

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Maxtrix Bunk Bed Options

Keep in mind that no matter the bunk bed height, you can choose from three different bed finishes (white, natural or chestnut), three entrance types (straight ladder, angled ladder or staircase), several mattress sizes (twin, full, twin XL, full XL or Queen), and finally three bed end styles (slat, curved or panel). Easily customize the right look for your chid's room!

triple bunk bed

Twin Triple Bunk with Ladders

Twin Triple Bunk with Ladders

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Our bunk bed ladders and slides are reversible - they can go on the right or left side of the bed's front or side... OR opt for a side entry!

slide entry bunk bed

Bunk Bed Shopping Assistance

Want more details? Consult a few of our buying guides for bunk beds, what size bed is right for my child or how to measure your room for your child's bed. Our design team is also here so tap us! We'll take your room measurements and help you figure out the right configuration for your space. As the best adjustable bed on the market, your bed height today can even easily change tomorrow. Customize your bunk or loft bed with Maxtrix.

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