Bunk Beds vs. Loft Beds


Most of us grew up either having a bunk bed or knowing a friend who had one. There’s really nothing better than bunk beds for maximizing space in a small bedroom. Kids are active and like to climb, so how awesome is it that their bed is several feet off the floor? It’s a place they can go to survey their bedroom domain. It keeps them active and inspires their imaginations. Bunk beds are GREAT for fort building!

Bunk beds typically consist of only a bottom bunk and a top bunk, but what about storage? Enter the loft bed. Loft beds incorporate storage into a typical bunk bed, so in addition to the floor space you are already freeing up with the bunk bed, you can now get rid of the chest of drawers and desk that is taking up so much valuable real estate in your child’s room. Many loft beds only have the top bunk, but there are several styles that come with a bottom bed, too.

All of the bunk beds and loft beds we sell meet the rigorous ASTM safety guidelines, so there should be no worries that your child will accidentally roll off the top bunk in the middle of the night or get his/her hands or head caught between the safety rails.

So, do you choose a bunk bed or a loft bed? Really, the choice is yours, but the loft bed is a great way to go if you’ve got a small bedroom occupied by one child. If you’re putting two kids in one bedroom, you may want to go with the bunk beds and some extra storage (chest, dresser, desk). Also, most bunk beds can be down-stacked into two twin beds, so if your kids are too young for a bunk at this time, you can still invest in one now and use them as twin beds, then stack them into bunk beds when you feel your kids are ready for it.


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