No childhood experience is complete without spending time on a bunk bed. From imaginary forts where soldiers defend their position from incoming enemy hoards to spaceships ready to blast into outer space, kids bunk beds excite childhood imaginations. Never mind they also make an awesome place to sleep!
Bunk beds are an affordable choice for kids bedrooms particularly for large families needing to maximize space while providing comfortable sleeping quarters for their children. There are various bunk bed styles to choose so families considering this style bed should understand the many options available.
Most people are familiar with traditional bunk beds. They are essentially two twin beds joined together one over the other providing space for two to sleep in an area where one bed would normally be positioned.
Similar to the standard bunk bed, the twin over full version has a twin bed on top positioned over a full size bed on the bottom. The full size mattress is more comfortable for older children and can be used by overnight guests.
Loft beds can be either a top bunk bed with an empty space below or two bunk beds in juxtaposition from the typical bunk bed configuration. Some single bed layouts offer futons or a desk and storage drawers below. Even loft beds with top and bottom bunk usually come complete with desk and drawers on one side.