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Loft Beds for Kids: Maxtrix Buying Guide

Loft Beds for Kids: Maxtrix Buying Guide

Remember sleepovers with the friend that had the cool "high bed"? It instantly became a fort, indoor treehouse, pirate ship as kids, gaming destination as tweens and hideaway spot as teenagers later. The idea of using a bed as not only a place to sleep but also the destination for studying, hanging out or exploring imaginations is one of the reasons why Maxtrix was started. Loft beds are truly functional pieces of furniture that provide so many customization options for any space or age. If you're considering a loft bed for kids, tweens or teens, here are some basic things to know, first.

loft bed buying guide

Loft Bed Shopping Notes - Heights & Customization Options

Simply put, a loft is a bed that is elevated off the floor and is usually a single bed. Maxtrix offers low, medium, high and ultra high loft beds, so four different bed heights. See more in our Fit & Measurement Guide or find out what size bed is right for your child.

    loft bed heights

    Low Lofts are great for young children or rooms with low ceilings. The space underneath is usually used for play or storage. 

      low loft with play curtains

      EASY RIDER23 NS : Play Loft Beds Twin Low Loft Bed with Angled Ladder + Curtain, Slat, Natural

      Twin Low Loft Bed with Underbed Curtain and Ladder

      $1,269.00
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      twin low loft bed with storage

      GREAT3 NP : Storage & Study Loft Beds Staircase Low Loft Bed with 2 Dressers, Twin, Panel, Natural

      Twin Low Loft Bed with Stairs with Storage

      $3,059.00
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      Medium Lofts can also have a slide or curtain as we offer an extension panel to make sure curtains are long enough. However, these lofts are often combined with storage like dressers and desks for the older child.

        mid loft bed with slide

        SWEET NS : Play Loft Beds Twin Mid Loft Bed with Slide and Angled Ladder on Front, Slat, Natural

        Twin Mid Loft Bed with Slide and Ladder

        $1,499.00
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        High Lofts are usually bought for older kids - tweens, teens and even college students (think dorms!) – often to put a desk underneath to optimize space. 

          twin xl loft bed with desk

          JIBJAB1 XL NS : Storage & Study Loft Beds Twin XL High Loft Bed with Straight Ladder + Desk, Slat, Natural

          Twin XL High Loft Bed with Straight Ladder and Long Desk

          $1,799.00
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          queen high loft bed

          HEFTY XL NS : Standard Loft Beds Queen High Loft Bed with Straight Ladder on Front, Slat, Natural

          Queen High Loft Bed with Ladder

          $1,869.00
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          Why Should You Purchase a Loft Bed?

          Great Space Savers

          With plenty of room underneath the loft bed, your child can use the additional floor space for storing toys, adding a desk, nook reading or playing with friends and family! Shop Loft Beds with Desks
           
          high loft bed with desk and stairs

          STAR11 NP : Storage & Study Loft Beds High Loft Staircase Bed with Long Desk, Twin, Panel, Natural

          Twin High Loft Bed with Stairs with Long Desk

          $3,049.00
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          The Fun Factor

          Not only can you add a cool slide, castle panels or or curtains to your kid's bed, but they'll love the excitement that comes along with sleeping up high! Shop Playhouse Loft Beds or Loft Beds with Slides

          Twin Low Loft Bed with Angled Ladder, Slide, Top Tent, Underbed Curtain and Slide Tower

          Twin Low Loft Bed with Angled Ladder, Slide, Top Tent, Underbed Curtain and Slide Tower

          $1,999.00
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          STADIUM57 WS : Play Loft Beds Twin High Loft Bed with Slide Platform + Playhouse Panels, Slat, White

          Twin High Loft Bed with Slide Platform

          $2,199.00
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          twin low loft bed with slide

          DELICIOUS NS : Play Loft Beds Twin Low Loft Bed with Stairs + Slide, Slat, Natural

          Twin Low Loft Bed with Stairs and Slide

          $2,279.00
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          Retreat Spot

          As your child gets older and becomes a tween or teenager, they'll be able to create their own space underneath the bed. Let them "get away" from it all with an area they helped to design with items they chose.

          Queen loft beds for teens

          Safety

          Always always, bed safety is key – especially for loft beds. Just as with our bed system, make sure their are guardrails and that the children understand ladder safety. You need a rock solid connection. See what makes our system so unique in that regard: 


          Mix & Match

          You can interchange your loft with other favorite items, such as a great couch, a funky chair, comfy poufs and modern benches to give your room a unique and edgy style of its own. Or, add a desk with coordinating finishes!

          queen loft bed with matching desk

          2425-001 : Furniture Small 2 Drawer Desk, Natural

          Small 2 Drawer Desk

          $619.00
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          Different Bed Sizes

          Now there are bed options to make your bed not only taller but also wider and longer. In addition to standard Twin and Full size Loft Beds, Maxtrix now offers Twin XL, Full XL, and even Queen Loft Beds. This means we have options for any stage in your child's development from elementary age to college. Shop XL & Queen Lofts

          full xl loft bed with stairs

          Non-Bunk Solution

          Although we love bunk beds, there are other options for sleeping two. Consider a corner loft bed with two beds up high!

          high corner loft bed with two beds up high

          HIGHRISE NS : Corner Loft Beds Twin High Corner Loft Bed, Slat, Natural

          Twin High Corner Loft with Straight Ladder and Angled Ladder

          $2,299.00
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          You can also simply put a bed underneath a corner loft creating a Corner Bunk Bed for extra sleeping spots!

          high corner bunk bed with three beds

          DECATHLON XL NS : Multiple Bunk Beds Twin XL over Queen + Twin XL High Corner Loft Bunk with Angled Ladder and Stairs on Left, Slat, Natural

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

          $4,699.00
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          Your possibilities are endless with loft beds. Discover how much fun it can be configuring your kid's room with a loft bed:

          Create a Custom Loft Bed with Our Shopping Consultants

          Need help shopping Maxtrix Loft Beds for kids? Contact our friendly customer service team. You will love shopping the endless options with Maxtrix Kids Furniture!

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