There are a lot of things to think about when choosing a bunk bed for your kids. There are ladders, stairs, mattress sizes, and storage to consider as well as materials and whether or not you can separate them into separate beds if you need you. Don’t worry. We researched some of the best bunk beds with stairs and simple designs out there and put together this guide to help you find the perfect bunk. First, let’s look at some key features.
Material: We included a few different materials here. Most of our picks are made of wood, but they’re not all solid wood. Some use MDF and composites, too. We also found a few really great metal frames to consider.
Access: There are only 2 ways to access the top bunk: a ladder or stairs. Those that use ladders are all designed to be perfectly safe. That said, if you have very small kids, stairs may be a better option.
Size: Here’s where it gets a little exciting. There are a few different options, including twin-over-twin, twin-over-full, and even queen-over-queen. Can you believe it? Queen sized bunk beds! Admittedly, they’re not for everyone so, don’t worry, there’s a lot to choose from.
Finish: Those bunks that are made of wood usually come in a few different finishes, anything from merlot to honey to black. The metal frames aren’t as versatile, but you do have some options if you want something other than silver.
Dimensions: This is an important thing to consider, especially if you don’t have a lot of space. Also, keep in mind that full bunk beds with stairs might seem too big, but they might have integrated storage that saves room elsewhere.
Warranty: Some of these beds don’t come with a warranty and those that do are covered anywhere from 60 days to a year. Make sure you read all the details so you know what’s covered and what isn’t, just in case.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s move into the best bunk beds. Here’s how it works. We put our top and budget pick right at the start of the list so you’ll be sure to see it, even if you’re in a hurry. These 2 products give you a really good idea of the variety available. Move further down the list if you can. All of these products are really unique. Alright, ready to get to it? Let’s go.