First, you will need to decide if you want one bed or two. In homes with several children, bunk beds can be a perfect bedroom solution. If you don’t need two beds all of the time, but are looking to maximize bedroom space, consider a loft bed with a desk underneath. Or get the best of both worlds with a futon loft bed, providing a lower lounge area that can be converted into a second bed.
Every kid wants a bunk bed at some point. And we're happy to say the kids are right on this one. Bunk beds are incredible space savers, and they can make sharing a bedroom much more fun. Shop them all and find the perfect set-up for your space.
One of the hottest sellers in the tween world, loft beds provide creative spaces that kids can really make their own. Whether the built-in area is used for study, TV, or just hanging out, your kids will love the unique look and space just for them.
Perfect for kids sharing a room or for sleepovers, the standard twin-over-twin bunk bed will serve you well for years.Twin Over Full
From guest rooms to kids rooms, a twin-over-full bunk bed provides more sleeping space without taking up additional space. These look cool, too. Always a factor with kids.Twin Over Futon
A brilliant solution for built-in study, dorm rooms, and more, the twin-over-futon bunk bed is a funky way to make your space a multi-tasker. Versatile and smart!
Some bunk beds can convert into two beds, which is an ideal feature as children grow up and needs change. Also, some bunk beds allow for multiple configurations.
These provide extra room for belongings or for a trundle bed, and cut down on under-the-bed messes.
Most bunk beds come with slat kits to support the mattresses. Usually, a box spring is not used with bunk beds.
A Bunkie board is a thin, solid board with smoothed edges and corners, wrapped in soft fabric to look nice and protect your mattress. A Bunkie board can offer additional stability and a firmer sleep experience, taking the place of a box spring. We recommend Bunkie board mattresses.
Decide how you want to use the lower area - do you want a built-in desk, storage area, or a place to sit and watch TV? Also if you are shopping for a younger child, consider a junior loft bed. With a lower height, novelty themes, and often included tents, these beds are a great choice for children ages 6-12.
A basic decision is determining if you want a wood bunk bed or metal frame. Almost any style of bunk bed or loft bed is available, from Mission and rustic to contemporary and modern. Metal frames are usually constructed of tubular metal.
An extremely hard, fine-textured wood. The color is light although some maple has a reddish cast. It can also be stained to simulate cherry wood, which has similar grain.
A strong, hard-wearing wood with a pronounced texture. Oak is especially associated with Mission-style furniture. This type of wood tends to be heavy and durable.
A moderately hard and sturdy wood with a reddish-brown tone and tight, straight grain. Cherry resists warping and is easy to work with so is sometimes used for more decorative furniture.
Refers to a selection of various hardwoods. Hardwood beds are more durable than beds made from pine, but the exact type of wood that is used can vary. Oftentimes, in the furniture industry, "hardwood" refers to Asian hardwoods, such as rubberwood.
A soft wood with a knotted look. Pine tends to dent easily, although it will still hold together well. Many times this wood is used to create a rustic or antique look for furniture.
Bunk beds and loft beds maximize space in our bedrooms or apartments and can create a fun, casual environment. However, because of their elevated design, bunk and loft beds come with a certain element of risk. Bunk and loft beds come complete with safety features to reduce this risk, but awareness and adherence to safety guidelines are essential to minimizing injuries.
*Note that this is not a comprehensive list. This is a list of things to consider while shopping for a bunk bed. Visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website for an in-depth look at bunk bed safety concerns.
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A new mandatory standard for bunk beds is expected to improve safety for the hundreds of thousands of children who use them. Since mid-2000, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requires all bunk beds sold in the United States to comply with the following standards:
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