There is perhaps no better space saver in a bedroom than a bunk bed. That is, of course, until you add a trundle bed underneath and instantly, you have room for 3. We researched some of the best-selling and highly rated products to put together this bunk bed buying guide to help you find the right one for your kids. Before we get into our products, let’s take a look at some of the key features you need to know.
Material: Most of these bunk beds are made of wood. Some are completely wood while other use wood as well as particle board or MDF. if you want something to last years and year, wood is your best bet.
Access: There are 2 ways to get to the top bunk: a ladder and stairs. Ladders don’t take up as much room and are a little more convenient. That said, stairs are really safe choice for younger kids and usually pack some storage space.
Size: A lot of these bunks are twin-over-twin but there are a handful of twin-over-full designs, too. Twin-over-full obviously gives you a little more sleeping space. Just remember, the trundle for all of these beds is always a twin.
Finish: Finishes vary just a bit. Some of these products come in one color, some in 3 or 4. Generally, you’ll find natural wood grains, espresso, cappuccino, and white finishes so you can match the rest of the decor in your room.
Dimensions: Make sure you know how much space you have before you choose. And keep this in mind, you have to leave room for the trundle to be pulled out so you’re essentially doubling the length and width.
Warranty: Warranties really vary a lot with these products. Some offer no warranty at all while others give you 1 year of coverage. As always, read the fine print carefully so you know what’s covered and what isn’t.
Now that you know a little more about what to look for, let’s move right into our bunk bed reviews. We put our top and budget picks right at the top of the list so they’re easy to find. That way, even if you’re in a hurry, you can get some idea of the range of options that are available. Keep reading if you can, we found a lot of great stuff. Ready to get started? Let’s go!