Best Bunk Beds For Small Spaces

Best Bunk Beds For Small Spaces

best bunk beds for small spacesIf you haven’t slept in a bunk bed when you where a child then you certainly missed out.  I have fond memories of sleeping on the the top bunk when I was a kid.  Bunk beds are not only space saving super furniture but also they are fun and look awesome.  In later years as an adult, I liked to travel and visit foreign countries (on a budget) and have experienced over a hundred dorm room hostel bunk beds.  This experience has allowed me to know a few things about a good or bad bunk bed.  Therefore, I have chosen my best bunk beds for small spaces, to give you an idea of what to look out for in the perfect bunk bed for your small home.

No.1 Choice Bunk Bed For A Small Bedroom

Storkcraft Caribou Solid Hardwood Twin Bunk Bed, Gray

In my experience, solid wood bunk beds are better than metal bunk beds.  I find them sturdier and they don’t shake as much.  Also, I found that over time older metal bunk beds were inclined to squeak a lot more.  This is important for both sleepers because if one person is tossing and turning, both beds will be moving and possibly squeaking.  For the best night’s sleep, a silent, solid bunk bed is necessary.

The Storkcraft Caribou Twin Bunk Bed is made of quality solid rubberwood and finished with non-toxic paint.  It passes all health standards, meeting the ASTM and CPSC safety standards.
The top bed has a guard rail that is fitted to almost the full length of the top bunk.  The Bunk beds come with a sturdy four step ladder that will fit to the side of the bed and allow easy access to the top bunk.

Although this may not be what you need in a small living space,  it is worth knowing that the bunk beds can be separated and made into two twin size beds.  The bunk beds will need to be self-assembled, however, it shouldn’t take a two people more than a couple hours to fully assemble it.

What I really like about these bunk beds is the simple yet elegant design.  The beds come in 6 different colors that should blend into any bedroom design.  The bunk beds are very good value and have some very happy customer reviews.
Overall, the Starkcraft Caribou Twin Bunk Beds are an attractive, solid and affordable choice and our No.1 pick for price and quality.

Description and Measurements

  • Manufactured with high-quality environmentally-friendly solid rubberwood
  • Can be configured into two separate twin beds
  • Includes sturdy four-step ladder
  • Full-length guardrails.
  • High-quality fastening systems
  • Meets or exceeds all ASTM and CPSC safety standards
  • Durable non-toxic finishes
  • Limited 1 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Colors: Black, Cherry, Espresso, Gray, Navy, White
  • Size: 78.4″ x 42.6″ x 58.3″
  • Weight: 120 pounds
  • Mattresses not included
  • Self-assembly required
Storkcraft Caribou Solid Hardwood Twin Bunk Bed

Best Twin Over Full Bunk Bed For Small Living Spaces

DHP Twin-Over-Full Bunk Bed with Metal Frame and Ladder (Black)

As stated earlier, I do prefer wood to metal bunk beds, however that doesn’t mean a metal bunk bed is bad.  Some metal bunk beds can be just as solid and sturdy as the wood alternatives and this is why I have chosen the DHP Twin-Over-Full Bunk Bed with Metal Frame and Ladder, as my next choice.  In case you haven’t noticed in the image , a twin over full bunk bed has a single bed on top and a double bed below.  This is great for young and older kids sharing the same room.


I really like the look of this bunk bed because of its solid but simple design.  It has a weight capacity of 200 lbs on the top bunk and 450 lbs on the bottom bed.  The top bunk rails are full length for added safety and there are ladders connected to both ends of the bed for easy access.


This DHP bunk bed is a best seller on Amazon and with several hundred reviews on this bunk bed, it is rated pretty high.  It should take a couple of people no more than 2 hours to assemble the bed fully.

The DHP bunk bed might not be great for small spaces due to the large bottom bed, however if you can accommodate a regular size bed in your room, then this bunk bed is a great option.  The price is great for a twin over full bunk bed also.  If you need a larger bed than a regular twin size bunk bed, then the DHP twin over full bunk bed is a quality, affordable choice for you to consider.

Description and Measurements

Twin top bunk over a full size bottom bunk
Two integrated side ladders
Easy to assemble
Metal frame
Top bunk accommodates one standard twin size mattress (maximum thickness of six inches)
Bottom bunk will hold one standard full size mattress (up to 8 inches)
Top bunk has a weight limit of 200 pounds
Bottom bunk will support 450 pounds
Size: 78″W x 56.5″D x 61.5″H
Weight: 98 pounds
Mattresses not included
Self-assembly required

DHP Twin-Over-Full Bunk Bed with Metal Frame and Ladder

Best Twin Over Full Bunk Bed (Wood) For Small Apartments

Dorel Living Brady Twin over Full Solid Wood Kid’s Bunk Bed with Ladder, Graphite Blue, Black, Gray or White.

This Dorel Living Brady bunk bed is another option for those that like the twin over full bunk beds.  Compared to the DHP bunk bed above, the Dorel Living bunk bed is made of solid wood, which is a big plus for me.  However, this bunk bed is more expensive than the metal DHP.

The Brady Bunk Bed can be separated into two beds, one twin and one full size.  The single ladder is connected to the side of the bed, compared to the DHP that had a ladder at both ends of the bed.  Guard rails almost cover the full length of the bed and the wood is finished in a choice of four different colors (Graphite Blue, Black, Gray & White).

There are positive reviews from customers on quality and appearance.  It should take one person 2-3 hours to assemble but like all bunk beds, will need two people to lift the twin bed onto the full size bed.  The Dorel Living Brady Bunk Bed is a solid, good quality twin over full bunk bed that is a little more expensive than the previous two reviews, however, judging by its positive reviews, it is good value for money.

Description and Measurements

Twin top bunk over a full bottom bed
One ladder
Easy to assemble
Wooden frame
Can convert to two stand alone beds
Designed to accommodate a mattress without a box spring
Colors: Graphite Blue, Black, Gray or White
Top bunk accommodates one standard twin size mattress (maximum thickness of six inches)
Bottom bunk will hold one standard full size mattress (up to 8 inches)
Size: 78″W x 69.5″D x 64.75″H
Weight of item: 135 lbs
Mattresses not included
Self-assembly required

Dorel Living Brady Twin over Full Solid Wood Kid's Bunk Bed with Ladder

Best Triple Bunk Beds For Small Homes

Dorel Living Sierra Bunk Bed, Triple Bunk Bed

What to do if you have three kids and you want to fit all of them in a small room?  The answer is to stack them in a triple bunk bed.  It may sound like you are fitting your children in a sardine can, however a triple bunk bed is not only a wonderful way of saving space but they also look fantastic.  If your ceiling is high enough, then a triple bunk bed is definitely a great option for larger families.
This Dorel Living Sierra Triple Bunk Bed is made of solid wood with a mocha finish.  Two ladders allow easy access to the second and third bed.
A triple bunk bed is a great option for larger families or for friends sleeping over.  The third bed doesn’t take up any extra ground space when compared to double bunk bed so the triple bunk beds are definitely worth considering.

Description and Measurements

Triple bunk bed
Two ladders

Wooden frame
Can convert to a regular bunk bed or three stand alone beds
Designed to accommodate a mattress without a box spring
Colors: Mocha
Each bed accommodates one standard twin size mattress
Size: 79.2″W x 43.5″D x 77.1″H
Weight of item: 165 lbs
Mattresses not included
Self-assembly required

Dorel Living Sierra Bunk Bed, Triple Bunk Bed

Bunk beds are fun, space saving and popular beds for kids bedrooms and with the twin over full bunk beds, older children and adults can use them as well.  There is a wonderful choice of bunk beds available and suitable for all budgets.  If you are looking for a bunk bed for your home, I hope you found some of our ‘Best Bunk Beds For Small Spaces’ article helpful.

 

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