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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 kids’ bed, we received some follow-up questions about how to choose the right bunk bed height. As the bunk bed experts, we welcomed the opportunity to share more – check out our bunk and loft beds height guide with graphics and dimensions for more detailed information. Maxtrix bunk beds for kids are available in three different bunk bed heights. Let’s discuss the differences so you know which children’s bunk bed height is best for your child.

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. Basic Maxtrix twin and full beds on the ground can 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-foot ceiling height):

low bunk bed height measurements

Our basic low profile bunk bed is available in twin, full, and XL sizes, and it's a wonderful starter bunk bed for younger kids. Try a straight or angled ladder, or a low bunk bed with stairs for extra safe climbing. This is our lowest bunk bed option, designed specifically for rooms with low ceilings or a child's first bunk bed.

low bunk beds for kids rooms

If shopping low bunk beds, they are also fantastic as a base bed for extra play accessories like underbed curtains, top tents, and slides for bunk beds – all of which can be removed when your child outgrows them. Slide safely out of our solid wood bunk beds with slides 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 bed 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 on both the bottom and top bunks.

Medium bunk beds can also easily convert into play bunk beds 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 bunk beds are some of our most popular designs, including our bestselling Get It twin bunk bed with ladder and our twin over full bunk beds, the Slope and the Sumo. Move the ladder to the bed end on a mid height bunk bed and save even more floor space.

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twin medium height bunk bed for kids room

High Bunk Bed Height

If you have older kids ages ten and up or higher ceilings, you have the option to go even higher with our high bunk beds. While this option gives you the most headroom between the two beds, we recommend measuring your ceilings to ensure your child will have enough room to sit up on the top bunk, especially if you have lower ceilings. A low profile mattress, approximately five inches thick, is the best way to allow for maximum sitting height on the top bunk of a high bunk bed.

Our high bunk beds make great bunk beds for teenagers, as they leave lots of room to grow. Our high corner bunk beds even leave room for a desk underneath, perfect for high school students.

Some of the most popular taller bunk beds are also wider. In fact, the queen bunk bed is a top seller for kids, teens, and even adults!

One of our most popular high bunk beds is our twin triple bunk bed for kids, the Holy. With this three bed bunk bed, you can sleep more without compromising on floor space. To sleep even more, check out our twin XL, full, and queen triple bunk beds, the Holy XL, the Triplex, and the Monolith XL.

best queen bunk bed

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 handrail.

tall bunk bed

Corner Bunk Beds in Medium & High Heights 

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

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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). With all of these options, you can easily customize the right look for your child's room. Our bunk bed slides and ladders are reversible – they can go on the right or left side of the bed's front or side.

slide entry bunk bed

Bunk Bed Shopping Assistance

Want more details? Consult a few of our guides: bunk bed buying guidewhat size bed is right for my child, or how to measure your room for your child's bed. You can also contact our design team to receive personalized recommendations on how to create the best bunk bed for your child. We'll take your room measurements and help you figure out the right configuration for your space. As the best convertible bunk bed on the market, your bed height today can easily change tomorrow. Customize your bunk or loft bed with Maxtrix.

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