Helpful Tips for Choosing the Best Bunk Bed
Has there ever been a child who hasn’t wanted a bunk bed? As adults, it’s hard to muster up any positive feelings about dragging ourselves up a ladder at the end of the day. But for kids, it’s magic. Use these helpful tips for choosing the best bunk bed and pray that they don’t ask for a treehouse next.
Measure Ceiling Height
As always, we urge you to measure and jot down all the measurements of the room before you shop—and don’t forget the doorway to make sure the furniture can pass through. But in this case, clearance space is critical for that top bunk. You’d hate to get the whole bunk bed assembled only to have your child end up staring at a ceiling that’s two inches away from their nose. You can play around with mattress depth if necessary, but be sure to crunch the numbers first.
Don’t Shop With Your Kids
Really. Leave them at home when you go browsing for bunk beds, or you’ll end up with something shaped like a space shuttle that takes up the entire second floor of your house. Keep it simple and make the bunk beds a nice surprise. Or if you really want their feedback, make sure you narrow it down to two or three possibilities within your budget. Better yet, just let them choose the sheets.
One of the coolest things about bunk beds is that they come in all kinds of configurations. Consider a few different designs that might give the room more space or a model with a desk that might last through their teens. Among the possibilities:
- Corner bunk bed
- Three-level bunk bed
- Twin-over-full mattress bunk bed
- Full-over-full mattress bunk bed
- Bunk bed with trundle drawer for storage
- Tent bunk bed
- A loft bed
Think It Through
If there are any more questions you have about bunk beds, now is when to get them answered. Check in with your family and ask:
- Are they old enough to sleep safely in the top bunk?
- What are the weight limits?
- Do you have a sleepwalker?
- What are the safety features?
- Do you want a bunk bed that separates into twin beds?
- Can you have the bed professionally assembled, or is this going to be another project that ends with everyone crying?
If you could use any more helpful tips for choosing the best bunk bed, contact us at Midwest Clearance Center. If you want to consider clearance bedroom furniture in the St. Louis area, we have six showrooms for you to browse. Come see what our selection of bunk beds looks like and examine them up close. But please, adults—no jumping.