Buying Guide for Kids Bunk Beds

Bunks are a fun and space efficient way to create comfy sleeping quarters. Kids love sleeping in bunks – they get all the benefit of good company, and the comfort and individual style of their own bed.

But, while you begin your kids bunk beds search, know that there is a confusing array of choices out there, and quite a few things to consider before purchasing. We have tried to break it down into a few simple questions that may help you make the right choice for your (ahem – your kids!) perfect bunk:

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Bunk Bed Shopping Considerations

1. Is space a precious commodity?

Bunks are great space savers, and if the room is narrow or oddly shaped, they can really help you maximize square footage. If you are struggling to make a small space work, consider the following:

  • - Go for a straight ladder, it will save you plenty of valuable floor space.

  • GetIt-Dresser
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  • - Choose from a low, medium or high bunk bed to fit the ceiling height of your room.
  • - Investigate parallel bunks to accommodate even the strangest roof-lines.
  • - Stick to Twin size beds, and check if you have enough room for a pull out bed (trundle) or underbed storage drawers. You may even have enough ceiling height and floor space for a triple bunk – guests and slumber parties are almost guaranteed, and everybody loves to sleep in a bunk!

  • Triathlon-Space
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2. Do you love cuddling and reading before bed? Need some extra space for downtime?

If you cherish some quality time before bed, you may want to go for some extra space on the bottom bunk. A Twin over Full Bunk gives lots of space for parents to be comfy too. Bedtime story reading just got better for you and your little one! Or, just add a few back and bolster pillows and turn the bottom bunk into a permanent couch, which is ideal for reading, homework or just chilling out.

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3. Indoor Playgrounds!

A bed can be so much more than just a place to sleep – you can trick out your kids bunk beds with slides, curtains, towers and a top tent to create the ultimate indoor playground. A bed with so much fun value is serious competition to any playground!

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4. Need to sleep more than 2?

There are plenty of options for triple or even quadruple bunk configurations to consider. Put 3 beds on top of each other, link 2 bunks with a staircase for a sleek looking hex bunk, or consider a triple or quadruple L shape or corner bunk. And remember you can choose from lots of different ladder options to customize your perfect fit. Adding trundle beds to the mix – like the hex bunk – makes space for 8! The possibilities are endless.

Corner Loft with Desk Under
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L Shaped Bunk with Storage
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Cool Quad Bunk
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5. Safety!

Guard rails help to keep our children safe while playing and sleeping. Make sure the bed you purchase has the maximum possible guardrail height. Remember that even if you have a really tall guardrail, if you add a plush, thick mattress you reduce that safety rail height right down again. Try to go for the tallest rail and the slimmest – but high quality – mattress to get to the maximum height safety rail.

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Opt for quality beds! Maxtrix bunk beds are made from solid hardwood, so even the strength of three boys isn't enough to make our Triathlon budge! ;)

Also, consider a staircase bunk bed for the safest entry. Designed for little feet with grooves for placement and support, you can't go wrong with this option.

Maxtrix Sumo Twin Over Full Bunk
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6. Want extra headspace?

Even if your room has a small footprint, there may be extra space above! Check if you can go taller and create some extra headroom for the person in the lower bunk. There are plenty of heights to choose from, and extra-long slides and tall accessories can help maximize the fun factor and storage options. So measure carefully, and make the optimal choice for your room!

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We hope this little guide gave you some inspiration on the many bunks you can choose from. Please contact us for more information or to customize your solutions for you.

2 comments on “Buying Guide for Kids Bunk Beds”

  • Please send information on prices

    • Hi Jamee. We would be happy to help with pricing information. Is there a specific bunk bed or style that you are interested in? Feel free to email our support team directly, too, and they can quickly provide pricing:

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