Best Bunk Beds
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This review takes a look at five of the most popular bunk beds on the market today. We will cover what makes them so popular, features and costs as well as what other consumers have to say about them. So if you are looking to buy a bunk bed and are trying to work out which are the best bunk beds and which would be best for you, have a read of our review.
When choosing a bunk bed there are a number of things you may be looking for that are specific to your requirements but top of them all for everyone is safety. All of the bunk beds covered here are made to high safety guidelines as set out by the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission). While accidents can and do happen with bunk beds, poor craftsmanship and unsafe fastenings are not something you need to worry about with the following best bunk beds. Rather look at style, size, storage, purpose, cost and so on to guide you.
Bunk Bed Number 5
At number five of our top five best bunk beds list is the Walker Edison Twin-Over-Twin Bunk Bed.
If you are looking for a simple, modern looking bunk bed made from a metal frame this is a great choice. It comes in both white or black with an integrated ladder and can be converted into two single beds when you have more space to do so. It is not just suitable for children, each bed can handle up to 250lbs of weight and are long enough for a full grown adult to sleep in. Assembly is relatively easy and should take a couple of hours though some consumer reviews do warn to make sure you get the ladder in the right place. The full length guard rails can also be kept on the beds when separated if you still need that extra safety option. What is also very attractive about this bunk bed and part of why it makes the best bunk beds list is how affordable it is. Prices online range from $200 to $350 so be sure to do some research to find the best deal if this is the one for you. Average consumer ratings on Amazon.com rate it at 4.5 stars out of 5 and offer some useful tips for assemblage.
Bunk Bed Number 4
At number four of our top five best bunk beds list is the Coaster Fine Furniture 2209 Metal Bunk Bed with Futon/Desk/Chair and CD Rack.
This is perfect for an older child, teen, college student or even young adult. A great choice for making the most of limited space you get your bed, a chair to relax on, a desk to work at and some storage space for CDs. The steps are flat on top so do not hurt your feet, and the futon chair can be laid however you want it as it is not actually attached to the frame. The style and material mean you could get this for a child and it would last into their teens without feeling dated and childish. Do be aware though that not all places send the futon cover with the bed, in some cases this has to be purchased separately which pushes up the price. Cost comes in at $350 to $500.
Bunk Bed Number 3
At number three of our top five best bunk beds list is the Stork Craft Caribou Bunk Bed.
Back to a more traditional style with this one but made from wood and the ladder comes out at a slight angle making it a little easier to get up for some! This bunk bed is definitely just for children as it is smaller in size to fit into the smaller bedrooms but does convert into two twin beds. It is also shorter in height if you are nervous about the child in the top bunk. It would look good in any style of room but assembling is not as easy as with some bunk beds so if that is not your skill set, we recommend getting someone to put it together for you! Consumer reviews rate it very well with it averaging at 4.5 stars out of 5. Prices range online from $230 to $300.
Bunk Bed Number 2
At number two of our top five best bunk beds list is the Bedz King Twin Over Full Stairway Bunk Bed with 2 Under Bed Drawers.
This is a great example of the newer style of bunk beds where instead of a ladder leading to the top bunk you have a small staircase. Some feel that this style is safer for smaller children to use than a ladder. The bunk bed looks great and you get the bonus of extra storage in the stairs and the two drawers under the lower bunk. Other styles offer other features like an extra trundle bed for example. It is a very sturdy bed but does take up a lot more room than the traditional style and be prepared to spend some time assembling it, several hours altogether! This too can be separated into two beds when the need or space arises, one twin and one full sized. Because of its size it is higher in price, you can find it online at around $650 to $1000.
Bunk Bed Number 1
At number one of our top five best bunk beds list is the WE Furniture Twin / Twin Solid Wood Bunk Bed.
This bunk bed is rated as a top pick on several online sites including Amazon.com where over 100 customer reviews rate it at 4.5 stars out of 5. Made of sturdy wood this bunk bed can be used by both children and adults and can be separated into two twin beds. Its elegance means it is a great choice for children or as additional sleeping space for guests when room and space is limited. Plus it comes at an affordable price ranging between $250 to $300. Assembly should take a couple of hours.
A special mention has to go to the following bed that almost made our top 5 of best bunk beds just because of how much fun it is! The Powell Princess Castle Twin Tent Bunk Bed with Slide.
There are several brands that turn the bunk bed into a fun theme, with a tent and slide so if you have a little boy that is not into princesses have a shop around. This bed has a top bunk with space at the bottom to create a sleep over area inside the tent when needed. And what child would not love being able to come down a slide each morning when waking up?!