If you’ve been thinking about getting bunk beds but are afraid your kids are too little for a ladder or if you’re torn between a new bed or additional storage, do we have the solution for you? By choosing bunk beds with stairs, you’ll get both more storage and a safer climb to the top bunk. We researched some of the best-selling, top-rated models out there to put together this review. First, let’s look at some of the key features.
Material: These beds are made of wood, MDF, or a combination of the two. Wood is best if you want to eventually separate the beds so your kids can use them as they get older because it’s the most durable.
Drawers: Some of these beds have a surprising amount of drawer space. So much, in fact, that you might even be able to use them as a dresser. And get this, some also come with shelves for even more storage!
Size: The most common size for bunks is twin over twin. Another great option is twin over full. The bottom bed is a little larger which is better for an older kid. It also makes a great addition to a guest room.
Finish: Finishes vary slightly. You’ll find options in white, cappuccino, and natural shades. Some of them are available in a few different finishes, too, so take a look and figure out which one goes best with your room.
Dimensions: These are the dimensions of the whole bunk once it’s assembled. One of the things you should not is the height. If you have low ceilings in your home, make there’s enough room for the kiddo in the top bunk.
Warranty: Some of these don’t have any clear warranties at all while others are pretty impressive. Some are only covered for a few months but we also found a few with warranties that last 5 or 10 years.
Now that you know a little more about what to look for, let’s get deeper into our bunk bed review. Here’s how it works. We put our top and budget picks right at the top of the list so you’ll get a good idea about the range that’s available. All of these bunks are unique in their own way so stick around through the end if you can. We think you’ll find something you love. Ready to get started? Let’s go.