Bunk Beds under $100, $150, $200 and $300
The main idea behind bunk beds isn’t just saving space, but it is also about budget. Bunk beds are available in all price ranges – under $100, $150, $200 and $300.
We have further drilled down these into 1) loft beds, 2) twin over twin regular bunk beds and 3) twin over twin convertible bunk beds.
This review covers both metal bunk beds and wooden bunk beds, falling in above categories and under $100 to $200/$300.
Bunk Beds under $100, $150 & $200
Loft Beds under $100,$150 and $200
AmazonBasics Metal Twin Loft Bed, Easy Assembly
With ample play area underneath, AmazonBasics lofted bunk bed is specially designed for kids.
Space: Being a lofted bed and an empty underneath area, there is ample space for kids to play and store their toys.
Frame: Made from powder-coated metal, the frame is sturdy enough to sustain weights up to 200lbs.
Metal slats: Moreover, the slats which serve as the surface to hold the mattress are again sufficient in number so as to support any type of mattress without damaging it.
Side Rails: The metal safety rails on the sides are designed to be taller than ideal mattress height. This ensures that kids don’t fall down accidently while rolling on mattress. It also removes the need to have additional box springs.
Stairs: As the bed is specially designed for kids, the stairs are slanted so as to offer required balance while climbing up.
Colors: AmazonBasics bunk bed is available in two colors, black and silver. Both of these colors are universal and should suit all types of interiors.
Mattress: As the frame is designed for kids, 6-inch memory foam mattress is best suggested, ideally Linenspa.
Assembly: Being just a lofted twin-size bed, it is relatively easy and quick to assemble the frame. And the tools required are included in the package.
Max & Lily Solid Wood Twin-Size Low Loft Bed With Slide
It might appear to be designed for kids but with 400lbs weight capacity, Max & Lily bunk bed can easily support and sustain weights of pre-teens as well as lightweight adults.
Space: The space beneath the twin-sized loft bed is all for play and storage. Another best part is the side curtains that serve as fun tents for kids to play.
Of course, these are sold separately but are appealing as they come with front and side panels with transparent plastic windows.
Height: Low loft
Frame: While the whole frame is made from pine wood, the main support bars are made from metal.
Slats: Made of wooden slats, the sleeping surface remains immune to temperature fluctuations and the metal frame effectively sustains and absorbs bodily weights and movements.
Side Rails: The taller the side rails, the better is the safety as tall rails help in preventing kids from roller over while asleep.
And Max & Lily side rails are 14-inches tall and offer highest safety standard. Additionally, with horizontal and vertical slats of the side rails makes the loft bed visible.
Stairs: Another interesting feature are the stair slots that come with Max & Lily. It has one slot for attaching a slanted wooden stair while the other is a playful slide.
Yes, perhaps there won’t be even a single kid who really might not like this bed. They would love going up the stairs and come down on the slide. Most commendable design we would say.
Colors: It is available in 3 colors – Clay, Grey and White. Well, black might be appealing to all interiors alike few but clay with slight shade difference fills the gap.
Mattress: Twin sized mattresses up to 8-inches height are best fit.
Assembly: The instruction manual helps in quick assembly. With little time and effort single person can easily assemble the frame.
DHP Junior Loft Bed Frame
DHP also offers low loft beds which are specially designed for kids. Low height and no lower berth are the only differences between the twin-over-twin model and loft bed.
Space: With the removal of lower berth, the space underneath is massive and can effectively be utilized as kids play area, study area or as storage.
Frame: The entire frame is made of metal and also stands at low height, thus making the bed perfect for kids.
While the lower berth is missing but there are side bars on three sides that hold the legs together. This design offers sturdiness even if the kids happen to jump a bit and the low height makes it easy for them to go up and down.
Slats and Side rails: The sleeping surface slats are also made of metal and are distanced at 2.5 inches gap between them. This makes it ideal for all mattress types.
The sides sport full length guard rails that are 12-inch tall and offer maximum safety to sleepers.
Mattress: All mattress types are supported and the best size is 6-inch mattress.
Stairs: Even the DHP Junior loft bunk bed comes with slanted ladder fixed at the top head section. A slanted ladder offers best grip while going up and down.
Colors: Kids love colors and there are 5 different colors for you to chose from – Black, blue, pink, silver and white.
Assembly: When compared with other twin-over-twin or twin-over-full bunks beds, putting together a loft bunk is much easy and less time consuming. Even a single person can comfortably assemble it in few minutes by following the instruction manual.
Harper & Bright Designs Loft Bunk Bed
The loft bunk beds that we have reviewed above are mostly the ones with empty space beneath. However, there are few that also come embedded with a desk beneath. It serves as your workstation or your kids homework table. Harper & Bright is one of the very few that has an in-built desk.
Space: Harper & Bright loft bunk bed with a twin-sized bunk on top, includes a desk beneath that’s fixed to the sides and saves a lot of space.
It serves as your kid’s homework table as well as your workstation too.
Frame: Made from stainless steel, the top bunk has a capacity of 220lbs which can easily sustain weights of kids as well as teens.
Slats & siderails: Well, the sleeping surface comes with as many as 12 slats. The more the number of slats the better shall be the mattress durability.
It is quite common that the siderails of any top bunk have an opening at the ladder end. However, in Harper & Bright, the top bunk is surrounded by full length guardrails on all sides.
Mattress: As mentioned above, as the mattress foundation is built on 12 slats, all types of mattress including memory foam and innerspring mattresses are also perfectly suitable. And when it comes to size, it would be best suggested to opt for a 6-inch mattress.
Stairs: Although the frame comes with a vertical ladder you have to be bit careful as the siderails are full length and have no opening around the ladder area.
Colors: It comes in 2 different colors – white and black. Well, the one that we discussed is the white one. However, the black version comes with a different desk model.
It comes with a full-size desk that connects along the length of the frame and offers more diskspace. It also has a provision for keyboard placement.
Assembly: Like in case of all loft bunk beds, assembling Harper & Bright bunk bed is also a pretty easy and less time consuming. Just follow the instructions in the manual and you should be able to put together in about an hours’ time.
Twin over twin Bunk Beds under $100, $150 and $200
Apart from regular twin-over-twin bunk beds, we also have twin over twin convertible bunk beds wherein you can conveniently separate these and use them as two individual bunk beds.
Twin over twin convertible bunk beds under $200
JULYFOX Modern Metal Bunk Bed – Twin-over-twin
JULYFOX is another twin-over-twin bunk which can be separated into 2 twin beds when needed. That’s not the only unique selling point of JULYFOX bunk bed, it also supports weights of 550lbs, upper and lower berth combined.
Space: It comes with 10.8-inch of ground clearance which serves as your storage space.
Frame & Weight capacity: Remember metal beds made from steel are relatively much stronger than those made from regular iron.
And JULYFOX metal bunk bed is wholly made from steel and thus has massive weight capacity. While the upper berth supports weights of 250lbs, the lower berth supports 300lbs.
Slats & Siderails: JULYFOX too comes with 20 metals slats as mattress foundation. This makes the sleeping surface compatible to all types of mattresses as well as sturdy so as to hold massive weights without making creaky sounds.
The siderails of the top bunk are quite high measuring 12.8-inch and offer maximum security to sleepers.
Ladder: It comes with vertical ladder fixed at the feet section. While the width of the ladder is 9.8-inch and the space between the steps is 10-inch.
Mattress: As mentioned above, both the berths are compatible with all mattress types and 6-inch mattress is recommended for top bunk while a 6-inch or an 8-inch mattress is suitable for bottom bunk.
Assembly: It takes around an hour time for two individuals to assemble the entire frame. It is always recommended to fix the slats only after assembling the main frame.
Merax Metal Bunk Bed – Twin-over-twin
Merax has one unique feature which perhaps is also their unique selling point. The twin-over-twin bunk bed can be separated and used as individual twin beds as and when needed.
Space: Being a twin-over-twin bunk bed, the 10.4-inch space beneath the lower bunk serves as your storage area.
- Weight capacity: Made from heavy-duty steel, both the top berth as well as the lower berth sustain weights of 220lbs individually.
- Color: Moreover, with appealing chrome color, the frame is additionally powder coated and retains the sheen on its surface for several years.
- Separable: The main purpose behind purchase of a bunk bed is saving space. However, when you happen to move to bigger house and have ample space for two beds, Merax allows you to separate the two bunks and use them individually as twin bunks.
Slats & Siderails:
With 20 slats connecting making the sleeping surface, the bunks are both sturdy as well as suitable for all mattress types.
The lower berth comes with head and feet boards and the top bunk has full length guardrails surround on the 3 sides with the 4th side open only for ladder. The siderails are again 13-inch tall making it safe and secure for sleepers.
Ladder: Merax bunk bed too comes with vertical ladder. It is a 3-step ladder with 10.2-inch space between each step and the ladder itself is 11-inch wide.
Mattress: The less wider the slats, the more mattress compatible is the sleeping surface. And Merax with 20 slats supports all types of mattresses. And when it comes to size, either a 6-inch or an 8-inch mattress is suitable.
Assembly: It takes around just around an hour of time for two individuals to assemble the frame. It is always suggested to follow the instruction manual for step-wise easy and fast assembly.
Twin over twin bunk beds under $200 - Regular
DHP Bunk Bed - Twin-Over-Twin & Twin-Over-Full
DHP is the leading as well as the best selling brand in bunk beds segment. Owing to its performance and build quality, it has secured highest number of reviews and an exceptional user rating.
Available Sizes: Twin-over-twin, twin-over-full and twin-over-futon
Space: Well, loft beds are the only ones to offer space beneath for storage, desk or play. Other models like twin-over-twin or twin-over-full offer limited storage space, i.e. the space beneath the lower bed serves as storage.
Frame: Made from metal, the bed offers unmatched sturdiness to both the lower as well as the upper berths. While the upper berth has a weight capacity of 200lbs, the lower berth can comfortably sustain and support 225lbs.
Slats: The sleeping surface too is made from metal slats. And as the distance between these slats is merely 2.5 inches, it is ideal for all types of mattresses including memory foam and coil springs.
Side rails: The side rails surrounding the top berth sport sturdy head and feet frame. Being 12-inches high, the rails offer extra safety for sleepers.
Mattress: As mentioned earlier, as the distance between the slats is just 2.5-inches, makes the bunk bed suitable for all mattress types. As the actual rail height stands at 12-inches, it is best recommended to opt for a 6-inch mattress.
Stairs: DHP has included slated ladder for twin-over-twin model whereas for twin-over-full and twin-over-futon come with vertical ladders.
Slight advantage with slanted ladders is the additional safety it offers while going up or down the stairs.
Colors: DHP offers its bunk beds it 5 colors – Black, blue, pink, silver and white
Assembly: Following the instruction manual, it would take around an hour time to put everything together for single person. However, he assembly time reduces significantly if you find a partner as well to help you in the assembly process.
JURMERRY Bunk Bed – Twin-over-Twin
The assembly process of JURMERRY is quite interesting. Each individual metal unit comes with grooves and pins. All you have to do is just insert the pin of one unit into the groove of another unit, and screw the two together.
Just observe the below video to get the ease of its assembly by just a single individual.
Space: Being a twin-over-twin bunk bed and designed for adults, there is no space for desk, lounge or kids play area as seen in loft beds.
However, there is this standard under the bed storage area of around 10-inches.
Frame: As the bed is specifically designed for adults, heavy duty steel metal is used so as to support weights up to 500lbs.
Slats and Side rails: While the lower bunk has both head and feet boards, the upper berth is surrounded by 12.20-inch tall guard rails.
The sleeping surface too is made from metal slats which make it ideal for all types of mattresses.
Mattress: Not just any type of mattress but the design’s weight capacity allows it support even heavy-deluxe mattress.
It supports innerspring, memory foam and latex mattress with absolutely no limitations.
Stairs: The bunk comes with vertical stairs fixed at the feet section. As it is designed for adults, vertical stairs are included instead of slanted ones.
Colors: Black and Black+Silver are the only two color options. However, black+silver is an interesting color combination that makes really appealing to all interiors alike.
Assembly: The assembly process, as mentioned in the introduction, is one of the simplest and fastest when compared with all other bunk beds. Even a single person can assemble the entire frame without any hassles.
Bonnlo Metal Bunk Bed – Twin-over-twin
In every segment there is one product that comes with cutting edge features and additionally at the same competitive pricing.
And Bonnlo bunk bed is one such rare brand. It has all the features and each of these are again fine-tuned to perfection. Just take a quick look at how it is different and perfect when compared with others.
Space: Being a twin-over-twin bunk, there is no massive space as in case of loft beds. However, the space beneath the low bed serves as your storage area.
Frame & Weight capacity: Made from steel metal, Bonnlo bunk bed is designed to serve both kids as well as adults. The weight capacity of lower bed is 330lbs and that of top bunk is 225lbs.
The frame is also powder coated which ensures that it remains scratch free and also gives an appealing look and feel that suits all interiors alike.
The leg units come with a protective pads. These are really a must if you wish to avoid scratches on floor. And if you have plans to place the bunk bed on floored carpet, then there is no option for you than choosing Bonnlo bunk bed.
Slats & Siderails: The more the number of slats the better shall be the mattress foundation. And Bonnlo bunk bed comes with 20 slats each for lower and upper bunks.
The top bunk is again surrounded by high guardrails on all four sides with an opening around the ladder.
Few bunks come with guardrails only on threes sides. This type of design is somewhat risky as there is a scope for your little one to get stuck between the wall and bed if the wall-side of the top bunk remains open.
Hence, it is always recommended to have fully surrounded guardrails.
Wall mount bracket: In order to offer additional security, it comes with two wall mount brackets. Just fix them to the wall and the bed remains perfectly stable.
Ladder: The frame comes with a vertical ladder but the best part is the wide steps. Yes, unlike other bunk beds with narrow steps, Bonnlo bunk bed comes with wide steps and even the step slats are rectangular in shape rather than being round.
Rectangle steps offer more grip to your feet while going up and down the stairs.
Mattress: All mattress types are supported and there is absolutely no limitation on this front.
Giantex Bunk Bed – Twin-over-twin
Giantex is a famous brand in bedding segment with presence in almost all segments including mattresses, bunk beds, platform beds and adjustable beds.
Space: As Giantex is a twin-over-twin bunk bed model, there is around 11-inch space available for storage below the lower berth.
Frame and weight capacity: Made from premium steel metal, the frame is relatively far more study than wooden bunk beds.
Moreover, the weight capacity of 220lbs is the same for both the top and lower bunk beds.
Slats & siderails: Giantex is the only bunk bed that comes with 28 slats on its sleeping surface.
This easily translates to the best sleeping surface with absolutely no creaky sounds irrespective of turning and tossing on the bed.
The siderails are full-length on three sides and opens on the fourth side for the ladder. The guard rails are 11.5-inch tall and offer maximum security for sleepers.
Ladder: Well, the bunk is designed to serve both kids as well as young adults alike. Hence, a vertical ladder is included at the feet board.
Mattress: All mattresses are supported including memory foam and innerspring. As the rails are around 11-inch tall, it is recommended to go with 6-inch mattress for the top bunk and an 8-inch mattress for lower bunk.
Assembly: Twin-over-twin bunk beds need at least two individuals to assemble the entire frame. And it easily takes around an hour of time to assemble the entire frame following the instruction manual.
Bunk Beds under $300
Loft Beds under $300
Dorel Living Denver Full Size Loft
With proven reviews and ratings, Dorel, a renowned brand in bunk beds segment has easily made into the top 10.
Space: Being a loft bed, it has both ample space either to serve as kids play area, work space by placing a desk beneath or as a storage.
Height: It really isn’t a low loft bunk bed as it stands at around 6 feet from the ground.
Frame: The entire frame, including the legs as well as the ladder are made from wood. Wood is mainly preferred so as to keep the surface immune from temperature fluctuations. Metal frames tend to either heat up or turn damn cold.
Slats: Dorel Living sports wooden flat slats as sleeping surface. With ample space between the slats, the heat captured in mattresses dissipates really fast and helps keep the mattress cool round the clock.
Side rails: Almost all other bunk beds feature side rails separated by minimum gaps. However, Dorel Living Denver is an exception as the wooden side rails are completely closed.
Stairs: There is absolutely no other bunk bed on the market that comes with two slots for stairs. However, Dorel Living is perhaps the only one with two slots for fixing stairs, one at the top and the other at the feet section.
Colors: Color options are a must and Dorel Living doesn’t disappoint on this front. It comes in 5 colors –
Black, Blue, Espresso, Grey and White.
Mattress: The company suggests coil spring mattresses as best suitable. And as the height of the side rails stand at 14 inches, you have plenty of mattress size options to choose from. Best would be either an 8-inch or a 10-inch mattress.
Assembly: The assembly process is relatively simple and if two individuals are on task, then the assembly can be completed pretty fast. The instruction manual is included in the shipment.
Twin over twin convertible bunk beds under $300
Dorel Living Phoenix Floor Bunk Bed – Twin-over-twin
Dorel Living is a leading brand in bunk beds segment and it has all the models in its portfolio. Although Phoenix bunk bed model is also a twin-over-twin, but we need to notice that it is a floor bunk bed. Let’s see what it means,
Space: Floor bunk beds, also known as low height bunk beds have the mattress foundation or the sleeping surface sticking to the ground. There is absolutely no space between the bed’s surface and the floor.
While loft bunk beds offer massive storage space followed by regular bunk beds with around 10-inch to 12-inch storage area, Floor bunk beds offer no storage space at all.
Frame and weight capacity: The entire frame including the leg units and the stairs are made from solid wood. Both the bottom bunk as well as the top bunk are designed to sustain weights up to 165lbs each.
Convertible: Leaving the loft bunk bed models, all the remaining models including twin-over-twin and full-over-twin are convertible.
So is the case with Phoenix, the top bunk and bottom bunk can be separated and used as two individual twin size beds.
Slats and Siderails: Unlike metal bunk beds that come with nearly 15 to 20 slats, wooden bunks have anywhere between 5 to 10 slats. Each of these slats are around 9-inch apart.
And Dorel Living Phoenix comes with 9 wooden slats that form mattress foundation. It is always suggested to additionally opt for a Bunkie board separately and place it over these slats. This ensures mattress durability and longevity.
The top bunk comes with full length guardrails on 3 sides and on the fourth side, there is just feet wide opening for ladder placement.
Ladder: Although Phoenix model is a floor bunk bed, it still comes with a 3-step vertical ladder. It is clearly 1-feet wide and each of the slats are also rectangular in shape and offer perfect grip to your feet while going up and down the stairs.
Colors: Dorel Living Phoenix bunk bed comes in 4 different colors – Black, grey, mocha and white.
Mattress compatibility: It is best suggested to opt for 6-inch mattress for top bunk while either a 6-inch or an 8-inch mattress for bottom bunk.
And if you happen to place a Bunkie over the mattress foundation slats then all mattress types are fully supported including innerspring.
Assembly: Assembling the entire frame takes around 2 to 3 hours for single person. However, the same time can be less than 1-hour if you find a partner and follow the instruction manual.
Storkcraft Wooden Bunk Bed – Twin-over-Twin
If you wish to bet only on trusted brands with remarkable track record the Storkcraft Bunk bed is the ultimate option. It is the best seller in wooden bunk beds segment with thousands of reviews and an equally exceptional rating.
Space: Under the bed clearance is an important factor while choosing bunk beds as the basic idea behind bunk beds is to save as much space as possible.
And Storkcraft comes with around 10-inch under the bed storage space, enough to place storage baskets underneath.
Frame and Weight capacity: Storkcraft has used solid wood across the entire frame. When compared with pine wood, solid wood offers more strength.
The weight capacity is also on par with that of metal bunk beds, both the top bunk and the bottom bunk support 225lbs individually.
Convertible: Another added advantage is the convertible design, as and when needed you can conveniently convert the bunk bed frame into two individual twin bed units.
Slats and Siderails: The mattress foundation or the sleeping surface is made of 13 wooden slats. An additional Bunkie board is needed only if the slats had been less than 10. However, as these slats are wide and 13 in number, they offer a perfect foundation for any mattress type.
Both the top and bottom bunks come with head and feet boards. And the top bunk is surrounded by full length guard rails on all sides offering maximum safety.
Ladder: Storkcraft bunk bed comes with 5-step slanted ladder which is more safer when compared with vertical ladders.
Mattress: Although all mattress types are supported but it is best suggested to opt for a 6-inch memory foam mattress as they are the most recommended.
Assembly: Following the instruction manual, the assembly process should be simple step by step process. On the whole, it might take around hour or two for 2 individuals to assemble the entire frame.
Harper & Bright Floor Bunk Bed – Twin-Over-twin
Harper & Bright too has joined the race in floor bunk beds segment. Of course, as always it is also leading the race with tremendous number of reviews and an excellent customer satisfaction rating.
Space: The overall height of the bed stands at 4-feet from the ground. The base sticks to floor leaving no room for storage space. It is perfectly suitable for low ceiling rooms.
Frame and weight capacity: Made from solid wood, both the bottom bunk and top bunk support weights up to 200lbs each. Frames made from solid wood are sturdy and strong than pine wood.
Convertible: Harper & Bright bunk bed too is convertible, you can conveniently detach and use them as two beds twin bed units.
Slats and Siderails: The mattress foundation is made from 10 wooden slats and each of these slats are again wide enough to prevent the mattress from sagging.
The top bunk comes with fully surrounded 15.4-inch guard rails on 3 sides. Whereas, instead of one opening for ladder, the fourth side comes with two openings.
Ladder: It comes with simple 4-step vertical ladder with a width of 13.3-inch. This width is really on the higher side and also comfortable to go up and down the bed.
Mattress: Both the top and bottom bunk support all mattress types. Although, the top bunk’s siderails are 15.4-inch tall, still a 6-inch mattress is suggested. Whereas, you can conveniently go for either an 8-inch or a 10-inch mattress for the bottom bunk.
Assembly: Following the instruction manual, the assembly process should be simple and quick. Ensure that you find a partner for assembly as it saves tremendous time and effort.
Rockjame Metal Bunk Bed – Twin-over-twin
In case you are looking for an affordable bunk bed with remarkable feature set and an excellent customer reviews and ratings then Rockjame fits the bill.
Space: Being a twin-over-twin bunk bed, there is more than 10-inch under the bed storage space.
Frame and weight capacity: Made from steel, Rockjame bunk bed comes with sturdy construction and the overall height makes it suitable for rooms with high ceilings.
Both the top bunk and the bottom bunk support weights up to 220lbs each.
Convertible: Rockjame is convertible model wherein you can separate the top and bottom bunk and use them as two individual twin bed units.
Slats and Siderails: Made from 20 metal slats, mattress foundation is quite sturdy and suitable for all mattress types. The more the number of slats, the less shall be the risk of mattress damage.
Both the top and bottom bunks come with head and feet boards. And there are full length guardrails surrounding the top bunk. The design allows you to place the ladder on either side depending on the wall direction.
Ladder: Rockjame bunk bed comes with 5-step vertical ladder of the which the first and last stairs are the base of top and bottom bunks.
Mattress: With as many as 20 metal slats there is no limitation on mattress types. However, an additional Bunkie board should help in increasing mattress durability in the long run.
Assembly: Metal bunk beds are relatively much easier to assemble. Just follow the manual and you should be able to put the frame together in just over an hour with an additional helping hand.
Costzon Wooden Convertible Bunk Bed – Twin-over-twin
First thing first, Costzon is a kids bunk bed and comes with all safety measures.
Space: There is massive 13-inch under the bed storage area which means you can comfortably store even large sized items.
Frame and Weight capacity: Solid rubberwood, used in Costzon bunk bed comes with a special purpose. Unlike regular pine wood beds, solid is relatively strong, durable and temperature resistant.
The weight capacity is seriously unmatched, at least in wooden bunk beds segment. The top bunk supports 300lbs and bottom bunk supports 400lbs weights.
Slats and Siderails: While all other wooden bunk beds come with a maximum of 10 flat slats as mattress foundation, Costzon is apparently the only one with 15 slats.
With absolutely no second thoughts, you can place any type of mattress on these slats without worrying about its performance or durability.
Both the top bunk and bottom bunk come with closed head and feet boards. And the siderails of the top bunk are fully guarded on all four sides.
Ladder: When you are designing or buying a bunk bed for kids, then slanted ladder is a must and Costzon too comes offers 5-step 12.5-inch wide slanted ladder.
Mattress: Although all mattress types are supported but when it comes to size, it is best suggested to select 6-inch mattress for top bunk and up to 8-inch mattress for bottom bunk.
Assembly: Just follow the assembly instructions in the manual and it takes less than two hours of time to assemble the entire frame for two individuals.
Twin over twin bunk beds under $300 - Regular
Walker Edison wooden bunk – Twin-over-twin
Walker Edison offers two models – Twin-over-twin and loft bunk beds. Additionally, the twin-over-twin bunk beds come with trundle option as well.
Space: There is just 12-inches of space below the lower berth for storage purpose. In case, you wish to double it as an additional sleeping option, you can happily opt for trundle. It costs extra, but fits perfectly and gives the third sleeping space.
Frame and weight capacity: The entire frame, including the leg units and guardrails are all made of solid pine wood. It has an appealing look as well as tremendous weight capacity. Both the lower bunk and the top bunk support 250lbs individually.
Slats & Siderails: As Walker Edison bunk bed is made of wood, the mattress foundation is made of 7 wooden slats. Remember, flat slats as seen in wooden bunk beds are more reliable and enhance mattress durability.
While both the top and bottom bunks with head and feet boards, the top bunk is surrounding by 9-inch tall guard rails.
Ladder: Walker Edison bunk beds, both twin-over-twin and loft, come with vertical ladder. The staircase is 11-inch wide which is almost exact the recommended width of 12-inch.
Colors: Most of the bunk beds designed for adults come in single or at the maximum two colors but anything that is also designed for kids has to have as many color options as possible.
And Walker Edison bunk beds, designed for both kids and adults alike comes in 8 different colors – Black, cherry, espresso, grey, honey, natural, walnut and white.
Mattress: As the sleeping surface is made from 7 wooden slats, it is best suggested to opt for a Bunkie board over it to form the mattress foundation.
This helps you chose any mattress type including memory foam as well as innerspring. And when it comes to size, it is suggested to select 6-inch mattress, especially for the top bunk. For the bottom bunk, you can either go for a 6-inch or 8-inch mattress.
Assembly: Assembly process is neither too difficult or too easy. It takes around an hour or two for 2 individuals to assemble the entire frame by following the instruction manual.
Giantex Floor Bunk Bed – Twin-over-twin
While Dorel Living’s portfolio includes all types of bunk beds, Giantex has its presence in bunk beds, platform beds as well as adjustable beds segment.
Space: The model that we are reviewing here is a floor bunk bed. This means there is no storage space underneath the bottom bunk.
Frame and weight capacity: Giantex has employed heavy duty steel frame across the entire of the frame. Steel is relatively stronger than regular metal frames. Hence, both the top bunk and the bottom bunk comfortably support weights up to 220lbs.
One nice to have feature which is somehow missing is that the frame is not convertible into two individual twin beds.
Slats and Siderails: The mattress foundation is made of 12 metal slats which otherwise is relatively low when compared with other metal bunk beds.
12 slats are just enough to support any mattress type but it is always recommended to place the mattress over a bunkie board.
While all other bunk beds include head and feet boards for bottom bunks but they are somehow missing in this model.
Anyways, the top bunk is fully secure and safe as it comes with full-length siderails on all four sides. The guardrails are 11.5-inch tall, which means nearly a feet high and offer maximum safety to sleepers on the top bunk.
Ladder: Although it is a simple 3-step ladder, its opening onto the top bunk is quite interesting. The width of the ladder is around 1-feet (11.5-inch) but the opening is 1.5 feet (18-inch) wide with extra 3-inch opening on each side.
This additional space ensures that you don’t hurt your knees while going up and down the top bunk.
Mattress: The base supports is designed to support all mattress types – latex, memory foam and even innerspring, it is best suggested to place Bunkie board so as to add to mattress’s durability.
Assembly: If you want the assembly process to be quick enough, say in about 1-hour, then you surely need to find a partner. The instruction manual provides you with step by step information for easy and fast assembly process.
DHP Miles Metal Floor Bunk Bed – Twin-over-twin
Although by design DHP Miles is metal bunk bed, but from the very first look it appears as a wooden frame. The siderails and the leg units are comparatively wide and offer an appealing look.
Space: Being a floor bunk bed, the frame sticks to the ground offering no storage area.
Frame and weight capacity: DHP has employed metal construction across the entire frame. While the top bunk sustains 200lbs weights, the bottom bunk supports 250lbs.
Slats and Siderails: With 22 slats forming mattress foundation, there is absolutely no reason to buy an additional Bunkie board.
Moreover, there is yet again a horizontal slat that runs through the middle of these slats. This offers more durability to the sleeping surface.
The top bunk comes with full length siderails that cover all the four sides. And with 12.5-inch tall siderails, it offers maximum security.
Ladder: It is a 3-step and 11.5-inch wide simple vertical ladder that opens at the feet section.
Mattress: All types of mattresses, including latex, memory foam as well as innerspring are fully supported. You can comfortably go with an 8-inch mattress for bottom bunk and a 6-inch mattress for top bunk.
Assembly: Assembly process is the same like in all other twin-over-twin bunk beds. It takes 2-3 hours for single individual to assemble the entire frame. However, this time can significantly come down if you find a helping hand.
Novogratz Maxwell Metal Bunk Bed – Twin-over-twin
Well, the first thing that we tend to see on any product is its brand/company name. However, in Novogratz case, there is a family we need to know about.
Cortney and Robert Novogratz, wife and husband, are into interior décor segment for the past 25 years and designed pretty much everything, from art and architecture to Hollywood castles and treehouses.
Space: There is around 9.5-inch of under the bed storage area which is somehow a slightly less than its contemporaries.
Frame and Weight capacity: Of course, the frame is not made out of steel but still being a metal bunk bed it has the highest weight limit.
The top bunk sustains weights between 200lbs to 250lbs and the bottom bunk supports up to 450lbs.
Slats and Siderails: The mattress foundation is designed so as to remove the need for additional box springs. With 22 metal slats, it not only supports all types of mattresses but also eliminates the risk of mattress sagging.
The top bunk comes with 12.5-inch tall fully guarded side rails on all four sides.
Ladder: While most other bunk beds in this model come with vertical ladders, Novogratz Maxwell is perhaps the only one to offer a slanted ladder.
Remember, slanted ladders are sturdy and offer excellent body balance while going up and down the ladder.
Mattress: With 22 slats forming the mattress foundation, there is literally no limitation on the type of mattress. And when it comes to size, then a 6-inch mattress is suggested for the top bunk and a regular 8-inch mattress for bottom bunk.
Assembly: Assembly process is the same for all twin-over-twin bunk beds. However, it is better if you find someone to help you as it quickens the assembly process and you can conveniently finish the task in just a couple of hours.
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